|fruit: citrus, Blood Orange, 'Moro'||Moro Blood Orange, fruit|
|Moro Blood Orange Darkest res of all Blood oranges. Develops red color even in coastal areas. Sweet and juicy, few to no seeds. Fruit holds well.|
|fruit: citrus, Citron, 'Buddha's Hand'||Buddha's Hand Citron, fruit|
|Very unusual fingered fruit with a rich fragrance. We've seen them set fruit near Dolores Park. Use the rind in recipies calling for zest or to perfume a room.|
|fruit: citrus, Lime, 'Bearss'||Bearss Lime, fruit|
|Performs better than other limes in cool climates and is the common grocery store lime. Give it a warm spot. Main crop in late winter through spring.|
|fruit: citrus, Lime, Rangpur||Rangpur Lime, fruit|
|fruit: citrus, Limequat, 'Tavares'||Tavares Limequat|
|fruit: citrus, Mandarin, 'Dancy'||Dancy Mandarin, fruit|
|Easier than oranges in a cool climate. Fruits early fall to December.|
|fruit: citrus, Mandarin, 'Page'||Page Mandarin, fruit|
Parentage/origins: Page is a cross between Minneola tangelo and Clementine mandarin made by Gardner and Bellows of the U.S.D.A. in 1942. Page was officially released as an orange, but technically speaking the variety is a tangelo hybrid since its parentage is three-fourths mandarin and one-fourth grapefruit.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations: The fruit is medium in size, easily peeled, and moderately pebbled. The flesh color is a deep orange, juicy, and has numerous seeds.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967): "Fruit of medium size, broadly oblate to subglobose; apex evenly rounded. Rind medium-thin, leathery, moderately adherent but easily peelable, surface smooth to moderately pebbled; color reddish-orange at maturity. Segments about 10 and central axis solid to slightly open. Flesh color deep orange; tender and juicy; flavor rich and sweet. Seeds moderately numerous and cotyledons pale yellow to almost white. Early in maturity. Tree moderately vigorous; branches upright, spreading under the weight of fruit, nearly thornless; productive. This early ripening, high quality variety, the fruit of which has considerable resemblance to a sweet orange, originated from a Minneola tangelo X Clementine mandarin cross made by Gardner and Bellows of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1942. Page was described and released in 1963 by P. C. Reece and F. E. Gardner at the U.S. Horticultural Field Station, Orlando, Florida. It is recommended for Florida conditions and the fruit may be undesirably small in arid climates. Cross-pollination should be provided until the facts in that connection have been determined. While officially released as an orange, technically speaking this variety should probably be referred to the tangelo hybrid group, since its parentage is three-fourths mandarin and one-fourth grapefruit."
|fruit: citrus, Mandarin, Lee x Nova||Lee x Nova Mandarin, fruit|
Parentage/origins: Lee mandarin x Nova mandarin
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December
Notes and observations: USDA 88-2 is a cross between Lee and Nova mandarins. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture Station in Orlando, Florida, and has since been evaluated for commercial potential. It is a moderately large tree at maturity. 88-2 is an early season mandarin with small to medium size fruit. The fruit is easy to peel, seedless, and very juicy. The rind is a medium orange color and thin. The flavor is rich and sweet.
3/11/2008, Mikael Roose and Tim Williams: seedless under all conditions, low probability of causing seeds in other mandarins, early season maturity (November), high brix (13% in November, 15-16% in late December) and very rich, distinctive flavor, pale rind color, mean fruit size 24, round shape (not flattened) with tendency toward a blossom end nipple. Moderately easy to peel. Good holding ability on tree through February. Moderate production with tendency to alternate bear.
|fruit: citrus, Orange, 'Robertson Naval'||Robertson Naval Orange, fruit|
|Borderline in sunny SF neighborhoods but worth trying in a warm protected spot.|
|fruit: citrus, Orangequat, 'Nippon'||Nippon Orangequat|
|We adore the tart flavor on this one and the fact that we can eat the entire fruit, skin and all. Given that both parents of this hybrid are rather cold hardy we’re assuming hardiness to at least 20 degrees though we are just beginning to test them outdoors here in Portland.|