Early Sicily (C1867) seedless mandarin

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PBR
Commercial or trial status
Grown under Australia's Citrus Mandarin Program
Related Rootstocks
Origin

New Italian triploid hybrid.

Parentage

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

Brix
11.9° Brix
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.
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.
Comments

Juvenile trees are thorny. Internal anthocyanin pigment developed after 3 weeks in cool store.  To obtain anthocyanin pigment on tree, chill is required. 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®.