Wetumpka sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3550
PI 539595


Received as seed from Wetumpka Fruit Co., Lowell, Florida, 1932.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

Florida Webber-Fawcett#18. Grown from seeds collected by Dr. Webber from a tree in a grove of the Wetumpka Fruit Co. Seeds were from varient sour oranges growing on the same tree with sweet normal fruits.

3/1987, EMN: Nice flavor; much fruit on ground this date.

2/8/1988, EMN: This is a typcial seedy sweet orange- probably late maturing. Still too tart now.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Wetumpka sweet orange



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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