Loretina Citrus clementina hort. ex Tan. Klementina
'Loretina' is another Clementina from the subgroup of early fruiting varieties. It is a mutation of cultivar 'Marisol' that occurred in Tormos, Alicante province, Spain. Its fruit usually ripens in the first half of September, much earlier than maternal variety. It was patented in 1992.
'Loretina' is a robust, erect tree with thorns on young branches. It resembles 'Fina' and is extremely productive. Fruit is rather small, spherical and has red-orange rind full of essential oils. Its pulp is generally very juicy, sweet and has excellent flavor. This variety doesn't lose any quality, if the ripe fruit hangs on the tree for a very long time. After it is picked, calyx usually remains on the fruit. This cultivar is nowadays widely cultivated in Australia.