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Citrus ID

 

Valencia Rhode Red

 

Synonyms

 

Rohde Red Valencia (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus x aurantium L., pro sp. [Sweet Orange Group] (sensu Mabberley 1997, Bayer et al. 2009); Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Origin

 

The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone 472-11-43): "Rohde is a deeper colored Valencia selection. This cultivar appeared as a limb sport in a Highlands County grove in 1955, and was propagated by Mr. Paul Rohde and others in several Polk County locations. Clean stock budwood became available through the Citrus Budwood Registration Program in early 1983."

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns straight; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short or medium; wings narrow or medium, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one, margin entire (by misinterpretation) or bluntly toothed, shade leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets sweetly orange-like. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad; rind yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), or orange (12; rind texture smooth (1-3) or slightly rough (4-5); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange or red/purplish-tinged; taste acidic-sweet.

The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following additional notes on the cultivar (clone 472-11-43): "Fruit is typical of many old line Valencia oranges in size and production, but develops a deeper juice color. Color scores have ranged from 39-40. Those selections have shown some tendency to be unstable and occasionally bear fruit of standard Valencia-type on certain limbs.

Notes

 

The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone 472-11-43): "Nurserymen are cautioned to select budwood from trees demonstrating good production and good color characteristics in the fruit. This was clone selected as the most stable and highest yielding of the Rohde’s, comparable to the highest yielding nucellar Valencia’s."

References

 

Bayer, R.J., D.J. Mabberley, C. Morton, C.H. Miller, I.K. Sharma, B.E. Pfeil, S. Rich, R. Hitchcock, and S. Sykes. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 96: 668–685.

Chiefland Budwood Facility. 2010. 2010 Annual report July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010. Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Winter Haven.

Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.

Mabberley, D.J. 1997. A classification for edible Citrus (Rutaceae). Telopea 7: 167–172.

Swingle, W.T. and P.C. Reece. 1967. The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry. Ed. 2. Vol. I. University of California, Riverside. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html.

Resources

 

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