Stow #20 sour orange

Stow #20 sour orange
Citrus aurantium L.

CRC 2192
PI 539162


Received as seed from J.W. Porter grove near Hypoluxo, Palm Beach Co., Florida, 1928.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

1985, EMN: Mr. Stow considers this the most important tree which came under his observation; believes it to be a most desirable stock for either lemons or oranges. This accession had exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting.

2/26/1988, EMN: This looks and tastes like a typical sour orange to me; not a bitter sweet. Seems as acid to the taste as Seville sour, and certainly much more sour than Orlando bittersweet next door.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Stow #20 sour orange


Photos by David Karp, CVC, 3/3/2008.
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