Chinotto broadleaf sour orange

Citrus myrtifolia Rafinesque

CRC 4104
PI 654890


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


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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