Evaluation of ten navel orange (Citrus sinensis) selections under Arizona desert conditions

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Abstract

A navel orange (Citrus sinensis) trial was established at the University of Arizona Citrus Agriculture Center, Waddell, AZ in 1999. This trial consists of the following selections: 'Beck-Earli', 'Cara Cara', 'Chislett', 'Fisher', 'Fukumoto', 'Lane Late', 'Powell', 'Spring', 'Washington' and 'Zimmerman', all on Carrizo citrange rootstock. 'Washington' is the standard cultivar selection for the local industry. Yield, packout and fruit quality data have been collected since the first harvest in 2001. 'Fisher', 'Lane Late', 'Beck-Earli' and 'Washington' have had the greatest 5-year cumulative yield, and those selections as well as 'Cara Cara' had good annual yields in 2005-06. 'Beck-Earli' and 'Chislett' have had good yields for the 2004-05 seasons. 'Beck-Earli', 'Chislett', and 'Lane Late' generally have had large fruit size over the course of the experiment. 'Zimmerman', 'Cara Cara' and 'Washington' had large fruit size in 2004-05. 'Beck-Earli' has had characteristically elongated fruit, while the rest of the selections have had more rounded fruit. Among the early-harvest fruit, 'Fisher' is the least colored, and 'Fukumoto' colors the best. 'Spring' fruit has the best color among those selections harvested late. 'Cara Cara' fruit typically has had the highest level of solids, while the late navels have lower levels of solids. Peel thickness and granulation of the selections varies depending on the year. Based on the data collected so far, 'Beck-Earli', 'Cara Cara', 'Chislett', 'Fisher', 'Fukumoto' and 'Lane Late' appear to be suitable alternatives to 'Washington' in the desert.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Citrus and Other Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages77-82
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066055919
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Citrus and Other Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 19 2006

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume773
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Citrus and Other Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/13/068/19/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Wright, G. C. (2008). Evaluation of ten navel orange (Citrus sinensis) selections under Arizona desert conditions. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Citrus and Other Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops (pp. 77-82). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 773). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.773.10