Stargrow - Citrus

By: Stargrow  11-11-2011
Keywords: Fruit

CLEMENTINES
 Management agent is Stargrow. New protected variety. Harvest date is mid April (3-4 weeks before Nules, Marisol). Better size than Nules. Intense orange skin colour. Orange flesh colour. Early seedless Clementine. Good colour, size and flavour. Smooth skin and easy to peel.
 Freehold commercial variety.
 Freehold commercial variety.
 Freehold commercial variety.
GRAPEFRUIT
 Management Agent is Citrogold. Yellow fleshed protected experimental variety.
 Originated in Florida in 1973. It is harvested middle April to end June. It has a sweet taste, and a lower acid level than Star Ruby. The skin is yellow with a red blush. The flesh is red and has no seeds. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 19-33.
 Management Agent is Citrogold. Red-fleshed protected experimental variety. Tree characteristics: Tree shape expected to be similar than Henderson grapefruit, slightly smaller than Star Ruby grapefruit. External appearance: Pink with a deep red blush. Internal appearance: Red, slightly lighter than Star Ruby Grapefuit. Peelability same as Star Ruby grapefruit. Virtually seedless. Unique flavour, with high sugars and low acids, low naringin levels. Taste superior to other red grapefruit selections.
 The Marsh originated in a Duncan tree in Lakeland, Florida around 1860. It is harvested at the end of March to mid/late June (hot areas). The fruit is large, white and virtually seedless. Marsh is suitable for fresh consumption in segments and for juicing. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 17-35.
 Management Agent is Citrogold. Red-fleshed freehold commercial variety.
 Originated in Texas in 1926. Harvested mid April to end June. This fruit has a pale pink flesh with slightly blushing skin. Skin colour is yellow with red blush. It is juicy and sweet. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 19-33.
 This variety originated in Weslaco, Texas in 1959. Harvested middle April to end June (hot areas). Skin colour is yellow with red blackground. Flesh is red. It is the most heavily pigmented grapefruit and rarely has more than or two seeds. It has a thin rind, a very high juice content and a sweet flavour. It is well suited to those who find other grapefruit too sharp in taste. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 19-33.
LEMONS
 This fruit originated in California in 1858. It is harvested mid February to mid July (hot areas) and mid March to mid August (cool, inland areas). The rind is smooth and has a thin to medium thickness. This lemon has a high acid level and a high juice content. It rarely has more than 5 seeds per fruit and is often seedless. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 12-44.
 Management agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety.
MANDARIN HYBRIDS
 Management agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety This Mandarin is considered to be the most significant new discovery and has excellent propects due to high quality, late maturity, seedlessness and ease of peeling. Fruit maturity is expected to be June-August. Fruit size is medium (55m) to large (70mm). Rind colour is deep orange when hung late. Quality is very good. Peelability is easier than that of Nova.
 Management agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety. This induced Murcott mutation from Israel is expected to mature July to August. Internal quality is excellent; high sugar and acid content. Fruit size is large and rind thin. In a mixed block seediness ranges from 0-5 seeds/fruit.
 Maturity expected to be July - September. Rind colour is initially yellowish orange developing to orange and eating quality excellent. Good economic prospect because of later maturing.
 Early maturing mandarin-like, firm fruit that matures the same time as the earliest Satsumas. Eating quality is similar or slightly better than Mihowase Satsuma. The fruit of Primosole is typically a firm mandarin compared to the soft and sometime puffy satsuma. Harvest date: Similar to earliest Satsuma: Mihowase and Okitsu.
 Management agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety.
 Management agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety.
VALENCIAS
 Management Agent is Citrogold. Protected commercial variety. Tree characteristics: Trees are smaller than old clone valencia and more compact, open growth habit. Fruit size: A large percentage are medium to large. Fruit shape: Round with pebbly rind. Firm fruit, rind less prone to wind damage. Internal appearance: Orange colour, even segment. Peelability: Moderate, oily rind. Seed: 3-5 seeds on average per fruit. Good flavour.
 Very late navel with a smooth skin and close navel end. Almost no creasing occuring. High yields and export pack out percentages for navels. Full bloom date is mid September (Cape), harvest date first week August until mid September.
 The Delta Seedless originated near Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa in 1952. It is harvested mid June to end August (hot areas), mid July to end August (cool, inland areas). The fruit is of good quality and is seedless. It has an attractive smooth rind. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 28-49.
 The origin of this fruit is unknown, but it was first seen as a slightly earlier-maturing tree growing in a Valencia orchard in Addo, SA, in 1927. It is harvested from end June to August (hot areas), from mid July to end September (cool, inland areas) and beginning August to end September (cold areas). Midknight has a very high juice percentage and a very good flavour. It has a significantly larger fruit size and is nearly seedless. Tends to be more difficult to peal because it has a thinner rind. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 31-47
 The Navelate is derived from the Navel. It is harvested mid May to end July. The fruit is medium to large in size and has a small navel which is often concealed. It is a top quality orange with a consistent, pleasant, sweet flavour. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 22-35.
 Navles originated in China. It is harvested, depending on the cultivar and region, between early/mid April and end July/beginning August. Navel oranges have the distinctive feature of having a small secondary fruit embedded in the apex of the primary fruit. The fruit is large and has a deep orange colour. It peels easily and the tender flesh provides a rich and pleasant flavour. The navel is recognised as the primary eating orange throughout the world. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 19-35.
 The Shamouti originated as a common orange tree in an orchard near Jaffa, Israel. It is harvested beginning/mid June to mid/end July (cool, inland areas). It is medium to large in size and oval shaped. Shamouti is on of the easiest oranges to peel without releasing much rind oil. It has a distinctive fragrance and a unique flavour. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 30-35
 This orange originated in the Azores in the early 1860's and is of Portuguese origin. Valencia is harvested, depending on the cultivar and region, between mid June and end September (hot areas), and mid July to mid October (cool, inland areas). Fruit size is medium to large. It is roundish-oblong in shape with a well-coloured, moderately thin rind of smooth, sometimes finely pebbled texture. The relatively high acid content combines with a high sugar content to produce a delicious taste. This variety is ideal for juicing. Marketing weeks in Northern Hemisphere: 30-49.
 
 
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