Vaccaro blood orange (CRC 3627)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
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.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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