Rotuma Island sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3867
PI 539631
VI 317


Received as seed from Rotuma Island, via Capt. Polkinghorn & W. Reuther, 1961.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

1986, EMN: This is a very light blood orange, only a few light flecks of blood color are detected very occasionally.

3/23/1987, EMN: No blood coloration at all this season.

2/4/1988, EMN: Cut 10 fruit and found no blood coloring at all; also no blush on rind. This appears to be a typical mid-season seedy sweet orange of good flavor.


Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection ProgramClick here to order budwood.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Rotuma Island sweet orange



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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