Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1968.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
December to February
Notes and observations
2/8/1988, EMN: This is a very old Italian variety which has not been planted for many years. Trees small for age; fruit a typical seedy sweet orange.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit large, globose; base slightly flattened and deeply furrowed; apex slightly depressed; seedy. Well-colored at maturity. Rind medium-thick and surface coarsely pebbled and somewhat rough. Flesh juicy and flavor pleasant when fully ripe.Medium early in maturity and ships reasonably well.
Tree moderately vigorous, highly productive, and hardy.
Another very old Italian variety of unknown origin, Biondo Riccio has not been planted for years but is still important in some of the oldest Italian districts. "
Not commercially available in California.