Citrus myrtifolia Rafinesque
Received as budwood by Chris Corbett who found the mutation on another sour orange accession in the Citrus Variety Collection.
Chinotto broadleaf sour orange was a mutation growing from a branch on Chinotto hybrid (CRC 3728) on C-35 citrange rootstock.
Rootstocks of accession
Schaub rough lemon, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
December to February
Notes and observations
1/2007, RRK: This accession has shortened internodes and broader leaves than the standard 'Chinotto'. As with the standard 'Chinotto', it is of interest mainly as an ornamental type.
3/3/2008, DK & TS: Trees are shrubby and have a lollipop shape. Only a few fruits on these young trees, and most have died up or granulated by now. Fruits are round to slightly flattened. Rind smooth for a sour orange; there's a spicy taste to the rind.
Not commercially available in California.
USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Chinotto broadleaf sour orange