Cotidiana Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Pomerančovník
'Cotidiana' is a variegated Cuban cultivar that was bred from the 'Valencia' seeds. It has slow, weak growth and more horizontal habitus. Its most distinctive characteristic is variegated leaves (grey, white with regular stripes) and small yields. The striped egg-shaped or spherical fruit is very decorative, especially, when it is green. As the fruit ripens (late in the season), stripes turn the same color as the rest of the rind - orange (with slightly lighter colort where stripes used to be). Its sweet pulp has a hint of sourness, is very aromatic and contains small amount of seeds. Most of the clones have dry and unpleasant pulp, but there are some with excellent flavor and lots of juices, such as the one grown in Na Kociánce, Brno (in a greenhouse). It is also suitable for growing indoors and most usually grafted on Citrus aurantium. 'Valencia' is sometimes referred to as the clone of 'Cotidiana'.