Oroval Citrus clementina hort. ex Tan. Klementina
'Oroval' is a navel mutation of variety 'Fina'. It was discovered in 1950 in Quart de los Valles, a city close to Valencia, Spain. It is an average tree with erect, more vertically growing tendency. It may have thorns first few years and starts fruiting really soon. It's both, early and well-yielding. Leaves are usually dark green, spear-shaped and its small white flowers grow either in clusters or individually. The fruit starts ripening in September and this particular variety is also self-fertile, so it doesn't need a pollinator to produce it.
The fruit is bigger (5,5-7cm) than other usually (in the case of Clementines), spherical, flattened on the poles and weighs 70 -130g. Its skin is dark orange, weak, filled with essential oils and very fragile, it can even be damaged by strong rains. Fruit's pulp is orange, soft and juicy (up to 50%; it has also slightly sour flavor, contains around 8,8% of sugars and 1,3% of acids. This variety is completely seedless or has a small amount of seeds. Its fruit usually ripens 3 weeks after 'Nules', it's necessary to cut the pedicel. It can't hang long on the tree after it fully ripens.