Cadenera sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3632 
PI 230080 
VI 284 
(No longer available)


Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1968.


Parents unknown. 

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

2/8/1988, EMN: Large, vigorous trees. A typical seedy sweet orange with smallish fruit size this year- early ripening (by taste test). This accession appears identical to CRC 2856, Cadenera Fina, except that 2856 tastes a bit tarter at this time.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly oval; apex somewhat depressed; areole ring faint or lacking; seeds few or none.  Moderately well-colored.  Rind medium-thin and surface smooth to finely pebbled.  Flesh very juicy and flavor and aroma excellent.  Holds well on tree and retains quality.  Medium-early in maturity (preceded by Salustiana and Hamlin). 

Tree vigorous, hardy, large, and productive.

Of Spanish origin, presumably a chance seedling, Cadenera appears to be the most important variety in Spain, its production being exceeded only by only by comuna, which, as noted earlier, consists of a group of unnamed similar or identical seedling clones.  It is important also in Morocco and Algeria and hence ranks high among major orange varieties.  Because of its excellent quality, it is well and favorably known in European markets." 


No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Cadenera sweet orange (CRC 3632)



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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