Early Sicily (C1867) seedless mandarin

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PBR
Commercial or trial status
Commercial variety Grown under Australia's Seedless Mandarin Program
Royalty
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Related Rootstocks
Origin

New Italian triploid hybrid.

Parentage

Hybrid of Oroval clementine x tetraploid Tarocco orange, seedless mandarin type.

Brix
11.9° Brix
Maturity
QLD- Mid May to end of May- Loxton SA Fruit begin harvest 2nd week of June and can be hung for red flesh colour until later in the season and then cold stored for extra colour development.
Cropping
Trees cropped from fourth year of planting or top-working.
Fruit
Less than 1 seed per fruit. Fruit weight 150g plus (avg 214g). Average diameter 77mm.
Fruit size
Mediam to Large
Fruit shape
Mostly ovate with some fruit having a short neck
Skin
Easy peel, orange, slightly pebbled. Average rind thickness 4.4mm
Flesh
Sweet, juicy. 47% juice, acid 0.9%, Brix/acid ratio 13.2.
Flavour
Blood orange taste characteristics with cool storage.
Vigour
Trees vigorous when young
Plant and rootstock performance

Troya and Carizzo Citrange rootstocks recommended

Suckering
Minimal
Comments

Evaluation as an early season variety continuing in Qld. SUPERIOR early season variety for southern growing regions.(Imperial replacement for this area)  To obtain anthocyanin pigment on tree, chilling is required. Internal anthocyanin pigment developed after 4 weeks in cool store and improved after 8 weeks in cool store. Fruit is round with a slight ‘neck’. No detriment or leaf drop from high nutrition program. Trials have shown C1867 is sensitive to Cit-tite®.