Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
December – February
Gallo is a Tarocco cultivar selected in Sicily (Italy) for its earliness and the organoleptic quality of its juice. It is linked to the citrus growing area of Catania (Sicily). The original selection was stabilized in 1985 at the Citrus Research Center, CREA, in Acireale (Sicily). It is one of the most representative Taroccos of Sicilian citrus cultivation.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with a tendency to a rounded shape, which is not uniform, giving an uneven appearance to the canopy. Productive, dense foliage, with lanceolate leaves and may have small thorns. Spherical fruits, although they can be slightly oval, of good caliber among the Taroccos. The rind is medium thick, smooth and very finely pitted, orange in color and not usually showing anthocyanin pigmentation. The flesh is bright orange, juicy, sweet and low in acid. It shows internal pigmentation, but being an early Tarocco variety, pigmentation is subjected to temperatures. The pigmentation is concentrated along the septa separating the segments. The ripe fruit does not hold well on the tree. It is seedless.
High quality cultivar for fresh consumption. Its juice is sweet and aromatic.