Aziza sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3403 
PI 262374


Received as seed from Dr. John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio CA, 1960. 


Parents unknown. Originally from the Station Experimentale de Sidi Slimane, Morocco.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

J. Carpenter: A sweet orange with ornamental characteristics. 

2/8/1988, EMN: Not "nearly seedless" but seeds are few. Otherwise fruit of this accession fits C.I. description very well.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"This Moroccan variety is a beledi selection or unknown origin that was formerly of local importance and has now been replaced largely with better varieties.  The fruit matures in midseason and is nearly seedless, medium-small, and oblong to oval, with a medium-thick, tightly adherent rind.  The flesh is tender, melting, and of good flavor.  The tree is moderately vigorous, somewhat upright, and possesses an alternate bearing tendency."


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Aziza sweet orange



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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