Lima acidless sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 950
PI 37793
VI 428


Received as budwood from Col. J. de Tieve e Argollo, Agua Comprida, Bahia- thru USDA, 1916.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

EMN, 3/23/1987: Acidless, seedy, may tend to small sized fruit. Similar to Orange of Heaven (CRC 371) but may have slightly better rind color.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"Fruit medium-small, spherical to subglobose; seeds comparatively few.  Rind medium-thick; surface slightly rugose; color light orange.  Flesh color light yellow; tender and juicy; flavor insipid because of lack of acid.  Very early in maturity.

Tree vigorous, large with dense foliage, and highly productive.

Lima is said to be the most important of the three non-acid orange varieties grown in Brazil, where this fruit is so highly appreciated that it currently constitutes about 10 per cent of the plantings.  It is accorded particular dietary values for adults and is reported to be especially popular with children."


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


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Lima sweet orange


Lima acidless sweet orange CRC 950 002 oranges in tree
Lima acidless sweet orange CRC 950 004 halves
Lima acidless sweet orange CRC 950 011 oranges in tree
Lima acidless sweet orange CRC 950 003 oranges in tree
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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