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 variety Grown under Australia's Seedless Mandarin Program
New Italian triploid hybrid.
Hybrid of Oroval clementine x tetraploid Tarocco orange, seedless mandarin type.
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.
Trees cropped from fourth year of planting or top-working.
Less than 1 seed per fruit. Fruit weight 150g plus (avg 214g). Average diameter 77mm.
Mediam to Large
Mostly ovate with some fruit having a short neck
Easy peel, orange, slightly pebbled. Average rind thickness 4.4mm
Sweet, juicy. 47% juice, acid 0.9%, Brix/acid ratio 13.2.
Blood orange taste characteristics with cool storage.
Trees vigorous when young
Troya and Carizzo Citrange rootstocks recommended
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