Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Received as budwood from Col. J. de Tieve e Argollo, Agua Comprida, Bahia- thru USDA, 1916.
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."