Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Received as seed from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1968.
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.