Calabrese Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Pomerančovník
Calabrese Ovale, Calabria, Ovale, Ovale calabrese, Ovale o Calabrese
'Calabria' is ancient Italian very late variety with unknown origin. It is cultivated mostly in Sicily, where it ripens from April to July. It is a slowly growing, wide and high tree with very asymmetric crown and light green leaves. It is somewhat sensitive to cold and extremely high temperatures, but it can be extremely prolific in ideal conditions. The most interesting characteristic is that this variety blooms year long without any breaks. Most of the fragrant white flowers are present in spring. 'Calabria' fruit is rather average (7-8cm), oval and has small neck with deep ridges. Its orange or yellow-orange rind is relatively thin, grainy and well attached to the orange, soft, juicy, sweet, refreshing and aromatic pulp. The pulp is divided into 10 solid segments with 1-2 or less seeds. Ripe fruit can hang on the tree very long and even gets greener.