Hart's Late Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck

CRC 314
PI 539662


Possibly received as budwood from Dr. Fawcett's #86, Florida collection, 1914.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

March to July

Notes and observations

11/1989, EMN: Appears to be an ordinary Valencia.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"The English nurseryman, Thomas Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, imported this variety [Valencia] from the Azores Islands and catalogued it in 1865 under the name Excelsior (Coit, 1915).  About 1870, he provided trees to S. B. Parsons, a Long Island Nurseryman, and in 1876 he sent trees to A. B. Chapman of San Gabriel, California.  In the meantime, Parsons sold trees to E. H. Hart of Federal Point, Florida, where in 1877 the variety received the name Hart's Tardiff [Hart's Tardiff is also known as Hart's Late]."


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Hart's Late Valencia orange

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