Xinhuicheng sweet orange (CRC 3985)

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 3985
PI 539647
VI 575 (No longer available)


Received as budwood from China, 1987.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

Both seed and budwood of this accession was imported, it was decided to discard the seed source and keep the budwood source.

Seed received and grown by R.K. Soost. 1/89- Also came in as budwood import, see CRC 3985. 6/89- Original USDA spec. sheet says this has "low acid".--EMN 8/89- Additional info re Xinhuicheng received from Dr. Bitters this month: A sweet orange variety which originated in Fujian Province (Canton). An acidless orange. 110-113 g. per fruit, SS 13-16%, sugar 11-15%, acid 0.1-0.7 %. Ripe Nov-Dec. 12/89- No fruit. Both trees chlorotic & beginning to self-defoliate. Incompatibility? Phytophthora? Need to repropagate on Ro. Lemon at Rubidoux to save budline.--EMN.


No longer commercially available in California. 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 Xinhuicheng sweet orange (CRC 3985)



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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