Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Received as budwood from Ted Frolich, UCLA Variety Collection, 1960.
Parents unknown. Originally from Morocco.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
January to March
Notes and observations
2/8/1988, EMN: This orange much resembles Cadenera but is inferior in that the fruit is much seedier. A fairly typical seedy sweet orange; flesh a bit coarse, flavor only fair.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"A moderately seedy, midseason Spanish variety that much resembles Cadenera, Cadena Punchosa is inferior in that the fruit is much seedier. In addition, Gonzalez-Sicilia (1963) reports that the juice content is lower, the flavor less rich, and the season of maturity a little later. Chapot reports that in Morocco these differences are not evident. Cadena Punchosa has largely been replaced with less seedy varieties and is no longer planted."
Not commercially available in California.