Rhode Red Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck

CRC 3995
PI 539666
VI 487


Received as budwood from Florida Budwood Registration Program, Winterhaven, Fl, 1988.


Apparent this variety is a selection from a mutated branch from a normal Valencia.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

March to July

Notes and observations

Jack Hearn: This is a chimera and could revert to normal Valencia through inadvertant selection of mutant bud.

12/1989, EMN: We probably should not release from any trees which have not fruited. Darker color is in both rind and flesh (juice).

Dave Gumpf: Deep orange colored flesh. Matures same as other Valencias. Good crops on citrange and rough lemon. Only real advantage over other Valencias is the deep flesh color. 


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

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Rhode Red Valencia orange


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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