Citrange

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Citrange
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Citrange cultivar 'Willett'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. × insitorum
Binomial name
Citrus × insitorum
Mabb. 2002
Synonyms[1]
  • × Citroncirus webberi J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore 1975

The citrange is a citrus hybrid of the sweet orange and the trifoliate orange.

The purpose of this cross was to attempt to create a cold hardy citrus tree (which is the nature of a trifoliate), with delicious fruit like those of the sweet orange. However, citranges are generally bitter.

Citrange is used as a rootstock for citrus in Morocco, but is not successful to prevent dry root rot, neither for exocortis disease.[2]

Cultivars[edit]

There are several named citrange cultivars,[3] including the 'Carrizo' citrange[4] and the 'Troyer' citrange.[5] Both resulted from a hybrid between the trifoliate orange and the Washington navel orange. There is also a cultivar called 'Rusk' which resulted from a cross between a Ruby orange and a trifoliate orange.[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tropicos.org, retrieved 20 November 2016 
  2. ^ Ediciones de Horticultura, S.L. "Current Situatuon of citriculture in Marocco". HORTICOM NEWS. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Trifoliate hybrids", University of California at Riverside, Citrus Variety Collection, retrieved 20 November 2016 
  4. ^ "Carrizo citrange trifoliate hybid", University of California at Riverside, Citrus Variety Collection, retrieved 20 November 2016 
  5. ^ "Troyer citrange", University of California at Riverside, Citrus Variety Collection, retrieved 20 November 2016 
  6. ^ The Citrus Industry Book, Volume I
  7. ^ "Rusk citrange (CRC 1441)", University of California at Riverside, Citrus Variety Collection, retrieved 20 November 2016 

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