Rio Farms Vaniglia sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 4128
PI 654911
VI 676


Received as budwood from Rio Farms, Monte Alto, Texas, 2003.


Origin of this selection unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

December to January

Notes and observation

RRK, 08/2006:Collected from Rio Farms, Monte Alto, Texas by R Krueger & J Bash. Heinz Wutscher (about 1997) indicated that this selection colors well in Texas. Observed: fruit medium sized, slightly flat, some flesh color showing. The fruit observed at Rio Farms indicates that this selection may develop better color than current selections maintained at Riverside, since south Texas winters are typically mild with smaller diurnal temperature fluctuations. This is probably not the true Vainiglia variety, which is white fleshed and low in acid,but perhaps the Vainiglia Sanguino (pink fleshed due to lycopenes, but not a true blood orange).


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

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Rio Farms Vaniglia sweet orange


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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