Chinotto_3857. Chinotto sour orange (CRC 3857) Citrus myrtifolia Rafinesque Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 2/11/2008, 3/25/2011.
Photo rights. Source: Received as a live plant from an old budline of Chinotto, 1961. Parentage/origins: Seedling of CRC 2375 Chinotto sour orange. Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March Notes and observations: 2/26/1988, EMN: Six seedling budlines were fruited at Lindcove; all appeared identical. OJB: Chinotto sour orange is sometimes referred to as the Myrtle-leaf orange. Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967): "Because it somewhat resembles the sour orange, the myrtle-leaf orange (chinotto of Italy, chinois of France) is commonly considered to be a botanical variety of C. aurantium L. Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
Sour Orange Cocktail Mix. The other day, my lovely mother sent me a citrus-y surprise from Florida.
She's probably more obsessed than even I am for sniffing out backyard fruit that may be going unappreciated. It's where I get it from. Well, a generous neighbor of hers allowed her to take some oranges that were probably good one day, but had reverted back to it's root stock, and were now, according to her, seedy and sour. My guess is that root stock is the Florida sour orange, which is none other than the Seville, or bitter orange, the classic marmalade orange. Also, the classic Triple Sec orange. I really didn't want to make marmalade (some peels were mottled brown) or Triple Sec (I still have some from last year). To be honest, I didn't know exactly what to call this. Sour Mix: Four cups of Florida Sour or Seville orange juice* 1 cup of sugar Add the two in a large non-reactive pot.
*I realize that not many folks have access to these fruits. But wait--there's more! Dwarf Sour Orange - Dwarf Citrus Trees, Meyer Lemon, Kieffer Lime, Oranges – Order Online – Four Winds Growers. Sour Orange - All About Florida Oranges. Citrus Aurantium The first Spaniards to land in St.
Augustine, planted the first sour orange seeds in Florida. By 1763 they had been adopted by most early settlers and local Indians. The most widely propagated variety grown in Florida is the Seville. The Seville can now be found growing wild from as far north as Jacksonville to Key West. In Florida the Seville is used primarily as a rootstock for grafting budwood from sweet oranges. Cooking: The Seville orange may also be used as a substitute for lemons in just about any recipe. Sour Orange. Index | Search | Home | Morton Morton, J. 1987.
Sour Orange. p. 130–133. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL. A species of multiple uses, the sour orange (Citrus aurantium, L.), is also known as bitter, bigarade, or Seville orange. Description The tree ranges in height from less than 10 ft (3 m) to 30 ft (9 m), is more erect and has a more compact crown than the sweet orange; has smooth, brown bark, green twigs, angular when young, and flexible, not very sharp, thorns from 1 in to 3 1/8 in (2.5-8 cm) long. The fruit is round, oblate or oblong-oval, 2 3/4 to 3 1/8 in (7-8 cm) wide, rough-surfaced, with a fairly thick, aromatic, bitter peel becoming bright reddish-orange on maturity and having minute, sunken oil glands. Origin and Distribution. Bitter orange. Bitter orange, Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, or marmalade orange refers to a citrus tree (Citrus × aurantium) and its fruit.
It is hybrid between Citrus maxima (pomelo) and Citrus reticulata (mandarin). Many varieties of bitter orange are used for their essential oil, which is used in perfume, as a flavoring and as a solvent. The Seville orange variety is used in the production of marmalade.