Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck
Seedling produced at CRC, date unknown.
Seedlings obtained from fruit from CRC 225.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
March to July
Notes and observations
1986, EMN: This accession had seedling yellows which was removed by thermotherapy.
6/1989, EMN: Fruit compared to Olinda Valencia: Appears very similar if not identical.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"This so-called Florida variety in all respects is indistinguishable from Valencia. In all probability, it represents a nucellar clonal budline of that variety and hence should be called Lue Gim Gong Valencia.
According to Ziegler and Wolfe (1961), at the time of its introduction in 1912 it was claimed to be a hybrid of Valencia and Mediterranean Sweet, made at De Land in 1886 by a Chinese gardener of that name. It was said to mature later than Valencia and hold better on the tree, neither of which claims have proven to be true. It is still planted to a limited extent in Florida, however."
Not commercially available in California.