Early Sicily (C1867) seedless mandarin

ANFIC-mandarin-Early-Sicily-C1867-fruit-tree-variety

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®.

Commercial or trial status

Commercial variety Grown under Australia's Seedless Mandarin Program

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

Royalty

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