Cipo sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

CRC 3896
PI 539637
VI 524


Received as budwood from George Quesada, Novato, CA, 1984.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

This budline was received from George Quesada, a citrus hobbyist who had received his source from John Carpenter, USDCS, several years before. This cultivar originated in Brazil. Seed went to Florida; budwood to USDCS from Florida. George Quesada thinks it may be interesting as an ornamental (phone conversation with EMN about 1984).

3/23/1987, EMN: A strange growing orange indeed. Low, prostrate tree; branches grow outward and downward; slow growing and probably will be a dwarf or small tree. No fruit yet.

2/4/1988, EMN: First fruit. Appears to be a typical mid-season, seedy sweet orange.

11/14/1989, EMN: Medium crop on tree 14- Virtually all fruit are hidden under tree skirt; most are resting on the ground. I'd like to see this cultivar growing in a large tub on top of a post. A nice orange, not quite ready yet.

1/23/1990, EMN: Fruit sample collected & compared in lab with Parent navel & Pineapple sweet. Intermediate in size, rind color about the same as Parent & Pineapple, slightly coarser rind but OK, 22 seeds in 10 fruit total, good flesh color, somewhat thicker rind than P. or P., juice %age intermediate; S/A: Cipo- 9.2, Par.- 12,6, Pine- 8.0.


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

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Cipo sweet orange


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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