Vaccaro blood orange (CRC 3627)

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 3627
PI 230388


Received as seed from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1968.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

December to January

Notes and observations

EMN, 3/23/1987: This accession appears identical with CRC 3242- see notes on that accession card.

EMN, 2/4/1988: Probably the same as CRC 3242- Vaccaro. See note this date on CRC 3242 accession card.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"The Italian Vaccaro variety produces an attractive, midseason, few-seeded fruit of good quality.  This variety, which has distinctive tree characteristics, is of limited importance in the Paterno area.

The fruit is of medium size, subglobose to spherical, shallow-furrowed at the base, and slightly flattened at the apex with a faint areolar ring.  The rind is medium-thin, leathery, and tightly adherent.  It has a smooth, glossy surface and is moderately splashed with pink.  The flesh is red-streaked, moderately juicy, and of agreeable flavor.  Seeds are few and small.  The fruit holds well on the tree.

The tree is somewhat lacking in vigor and has a distinctive growth habit in that the main branches are horizontal rather than upright and the branchlets are slender, weak, and pendulous."


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Vaccaro blood orange CRC 3627



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 3/17/2010, CVC
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