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Vaccaro blood orange (CRC 3627)

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck


CRC 3627

PI 230388


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 3/17/2010, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1968.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January


Notes and observations:

EMN, 3/23/1987: This accession appears identical with CRC 3242- see notes on that accession card.

EMN, 2/4/1988: Probably the same as CRC 3242- Vaccaro. See note this date on CRC 3242 accession card.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

"The Italian Vaccaro variety produces an attractive, midseason, few-seeded fruit of good quality.  This variety, which has distinctive tree characteristics, is of limited importance in the Paterno area.
      The fruit is of medium size, subglobose to spherical, shallow-furrowed at the base, and slightly flattened at the apex with a faint areolar ring.  The rind is medium-thin, leathery, and tightly adherent.  It has a smooth, glossy surface and is moderately splashed with pink.  The flesh is red-streaked, moderately juicy, and of agreeable flavor.  Seeds are few and small.  The fruit holds well on the tree.
      The tree is somewhat lacking in vigor and has a distinctive growth habit in that the main branches are horizontal rather than upright and the branchlets are slender, weak, and pendulous."

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Vaccaro blood orange CRC 3627
















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