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Wetumpka sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3550

PI 539595


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Wetumpka Fruit Co., Lowell, Florida, 1932.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

Florida Webber-Fawcett#18. Grown from seeds collected by Dr. Webber from a tree in a grove of the Wetumpka Fruit Co. Seeds were from varient sour oranges growing on the same tree with sweet normal fruits.

3/1987, EMN: Nice flavor; much fruit on ground this date.

2/8/1988, EMN: This is a typcial seedy sweet orange- probably late maturing. Still too tart now.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.

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