Variegated Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck

CRC 4001
PI 539667


Received as budwood from UCR Field 5B-3-1- sport on high southeast, Riverside, Ca, 1989.


Originated as a mutation on regular Valencia orange.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

March to July

Notes and observations

3/1990, EMN: This is a sport noticed by Robert Torres of Agricultural Operations, UCR. Interesting foliage pattern but fruit may not be much good. This was propagated for possible processing as a new VI for release to the Calif. citrus industry as an "edible ornamental". However, the trees grew very weakly, probably due to chlorophyll deficiency since the variegation pattern includes very little dark green leaf portions. So it has been dropped as a new VI and will be put in the variety collection only.

4/18/2008, TS: Large branches in the trees have reverted back to non-variegated foliage. The fruits on the variegated branches have raised ridges. Tastes like a regular Valencia type.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Variegated Valencia orange



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Photos by Toni Siebert, CVC, 4/11/2008.
C-35 top, Carrizo bottom, 18 year old trees
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