Grosse Ronde blood orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 3401
PI 539548


Received as seed from another location within this Riverside Field Station, Calif., 1960.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

December to January

Notes and observations

From a multiple seedling; see CRC 2798.

EMN, 3/23/1987: Cut 10 fruits each of 2 trees and found not a trace of blood coloration at all. Lost in going through the seed?. Sanguine Grosse Ronde is not listed in TCI, Vol. I, but on page 472 "Grosse Sanguine" is given as a synonym for Doblefina Amelioree. Maybe this is the seed source parent of this accession.

EMN, 2/4/1988: Appears to be a common mid-season seedy sweet orange. See blood orange color comparison chart on back of CRC 3152 accession card.



Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Grosse Ronde blood orange


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