Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
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.