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Werley Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck


CRC 3339

PI 539663



Photos by Toni Siebert, CVC,  4/11/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees.


Source: Received as seed from J.C. Werley, Bailey Flats, Ca, 1960.


Parentage/origins: Located 15 miles southwest of Yosemite National Forest; elev. 1500 ft. Claims he inserted navel bud into Mediterranean sweet, followed by grapefruit--followed by navel in close proximity. Sprout arose from budded area. Bud-union evident-- done about 1927.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: March to July


Notes and observations:

WPB: Fruits are 2&1/2 to 3&1/3 in. Matures in April, holds more color than Med sweet. Size is much larger than adjacent Valencia. Good when examined Sept. 1. Some regreening, hollow center, nearly seedless, good crop. Texture is excellent for large orange; smooth & thin-skinned. This accession came from a double seedling.

6/1989, EMN: Fruit compared to Olinda Valencia; Appears very similar if not identical.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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