Akcay Sekeri sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3802 
PI 539621 
VI 394



Received as seed from Turkey, via W. Reuther, 1968.


Parents unknown. 

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange 

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January 

Notes and observations:

3/23/1987, EMN: Six individual seedling budlines fruited at Lindcove; all appeared identical. W. Reuther says to call this "Crescent" orange when & if released. Early seedless orange, almost all fruit on ground. See original (old) cards in complete accession card file for details on origin, location in Turkey, etc. 

1/1989, EMN: Fruit from Lindcove evaluated and compared with navels. Fruit is smaller than navels, somewhat elongate & Minneola shaped, rind color considerable lighter than navel orange rind color. Flavor is good but not as good as navel in my opinion; fruit picked Dec. 14 was already 13.9 S/A ratio; navels were averaging about 10.5 to 11.5 S/A ratio. Despite earliness, small fruit size and poor shape, and poor rind color would rule it out as a navel competitor, I think. Might be good for early season juice; bitterness not checked.


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USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Akcay Sekeri sweet orange



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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