Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Received as seed from Phillip Reece, USDA, Orlando, Florida (2-10-7), 1960.
Parents unknown. Open-pollinated seedling.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
December to January
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit medium-sized, subglobose to spherical; navel medium to medium-large; rind smooth, well-colored, and of medium thickness. Flesh texture moderately soft; flavor rich and sweet (less acid than most navels). Early in maturity and in Florida holds on tree better than most navels without loss of internal quality.
This Florida variety was found in 1939 by D. J. Nicholson of Orlando as a budded tree in an old orchard of mixed varieties near Sanford. It was named, patented (U.S. Plant Patent No. 625), and released in 1944."