An excellent ‘ultra’ late navel with good flavour, sweetness and juiciness. The peel is slightly thicker than Lane Late, but easy to remove.
Origin: The variety was first selected in Australia by Clive Neil Powell, Curlwaa, NSW, circa 1978. It is possibly a sport of Washington navel, and one of a number of navels (such as Autumn Gold, Barnfield, Chislett, Powell, Rohde, and Summer Gold) identified as having superior hanging qualities.
Grown in: Australia, South Africa, Spain, California
Harvest & Availability: Harvest is about 3 week later that Lane Late
May: from Spain
Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck
New late-season navel orange varieties evaluated for quality characteristics.
Tracy L. Kahn, Ottillia Bier and Robert J. Beaver, UC Riverside