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I don't have a a photo of the fruit cut, but I can provide one if needed. As the package states, it's a dark red, purple color.

Is the tree productive? Where could I find graftwood?
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Grow out a seedling

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Lately there has been quite a few citrus varieties crossed with the Moro Blood orange to obtain red fleshed fruit.  The Red Clementine was hot here a couple months ago.

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Years ago an enthusiast in Houston crossed umatilla satsuma(mono nuclear) with moro
blood orange and called it raspberry tangor. The fruit is very late like umatilla and gets red like a blood orange. I got
some fruit from a mature tree this week and most were not red yet.

Forgot to mention, the fruit never gets sweet. So I made marmalade with the fruit. It wasn't
red either.

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Mr. Texas I believe your south Texas location is to warm for the fruit to turn red.

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Mr. Texas I believe your south Texas location is to warm for the fruit to turn red.

Blood oranges turn red here. Some years more than others. Smith blood and
bream tarocco were very red this year. In warm years they just get streaks of red. They don't ever turn purple like they do in California.
Here in the Houston area, I am not in what Texans call "South" Texas.
That would be the Valley around Brownsville. We are sometimes called SE Texas.
The raspberry tangors would be red if they had another month of hang time.
Believe it or not blood oranges will redden up if left in the refrigerator!

The Houston area is the perfect place to grow satsuma as it requires some cold weather for best quality. Satsuma
doesn't do very good in South Texas.

 

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