Sanguinello a Pignu blood orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 3829
PI 539553
VI 265 (No longer available)


Received as budwood from USDCS, Indio, CA, via CCPP, 1965.


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: Similar to Vaccaro (CRC 3242) except that flecks of blood are more frequent and more distributed throughout pulp. Not a highly pigmented blood orange.

EMN, 2/4/1988: Like a sweet orange in flavor, seeds few to moderate in number. See blood orange comparison chart on back of CRC 3152 accession card.


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 Sanguinello a pignu blood orange


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