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Felipe

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Non-acidic orange
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:02:49 AM »
Does anyone know which cultivars it could be?

https://youtu.be/Slx6Izzod_Y

The local name is "naranja de licor". The fruit is very sweet whith no acidity at all...

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 10:42:38 AM »

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 12:24:28 PM »
I have one of these acidless oranges - Vangilia Sanguingo.  It is not very good.  I am not sure why anybody would want one of these compared to normal (non-acidless) oranges.  It tastes a bit like "orange drink" if you have ever had that.

I am not sure which type specifically might be in your post.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 12:35:47 PM by brian »

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 04:27:00 AM »

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 04:37:54 AM »
I have one of these acidless oranges - Vangilia Sanguingo.  It is not very good.  I am not sure why anybody would want one of these compared to normal (non-acidless) oranges.  It tastes a bit like "orange drink" if you have ever had that.

I am not sure which type specifically might be in your post.

I think it coulc be Lima acidless. The tree where the fruits come from, might be aprox. 40 years old and I heard it was introduced to Gran Canaria from US.

I don't like it neither. It is just sweet, but it lacks aroma and has no acidity at all. Its hard to describe, it is unpleasant tasteless...

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 05:22:47 AM »
These acidless oranges are apparently greatly appreciated in several North African countries, particularly by children.
I bought one from Italian grower Tintori a few years ago, specifically with the objective of trying to cross it with some of the hardy trifoliate hybrids. The idea was to eliminate some of the bitterness and acidity of the hybrids. However, when I tasted the fruits of  the Vaniglia orange I had bought, I found they were no different from other oranges. I still don't really know whether this is because the variety was incorrectly supplied or that my cool UK growing conditions do not favour the development of acidless fruit. So the hybridisation experiments never took place.

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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 08:43:43 AM »
Vaniglia is slightly bitter and initially has some acid.
In Maghreb Meski orange landrace is more common. I have one seed grown plant from Tunis  that gives fruits without any acid even in September when they are still green and  small.
Acidless oranges are revolting to  people who expect a normal orange taste, but with the time I  found them rather attractive having a unique, banana like smell.
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Re: Non-acidic orange
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 01:22:58 PM »
The flagship of this class is Mohrabi.
http://idtools.org/id/citrus/citrusid/factsheet.php?name=Moghrabi
Grown in many areas under local names. In Crete they call it Sikeri.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 01:25:08 PM by Radoslav »

 

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