Curry Early sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3347
PI 539610


Received as budwood from John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1961.


R.B. Curry of Edinburg, Texas, obtained budwood from a seedling tree on a ranch north of Edinburg in 1926. 

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange 

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

Carpenter received budwood from USDA Station at Weslaco, Texas, 1958-60. Curry early sweet orange, Rio Farms variety block, R-11, T-9. Registered as psorosis free. Carl Waibel in 7th Ann Proc. Rio Grande Hort. Soo., 1953, p.20: This seedling produced an orange of larger size than the Hamlin and with the texture of Valencia. The Curry early produced a fruit of few seeds and early ripening, sweet in August. It may be a seedling selection of the Ruby orange.--Carpenter.

3/23/1987, EMN: NOT early; fruit still tart now. What happened?

2/8/1988, EMN: A typical seedy sweet orange. May be slightly early this season by my taste.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Curry early sweet orange


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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