Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
April – Juny
Tarocco Messina comes from Sicily (Italy), where it is quite popular. In 1984 a nucellar clone was selected to achieve homogeneity in the cultivar. It is characterized for being one of the latest Taroccos cultivated.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Moderately vigorous, productive tree with a tendency to produce long, open branches. Leaves more markedly lanceolate than in other Taroccos. Fruit of medium/small size and characteristic ovoid morphology. It presents a smooth basal neck in most fruits. Apical area slightly depressed and frequent persistent style. Smooth, finely mottled rind, reaching an intense orange color. Bright flesh, medium juicy, melting and refreshing, with sporadic pigmentation, more intense in the apical half. Seedless.
High quality acidic-fruity juice, with little sugar content. The quality of its juice favors its consumption squeezed. The pulp can be consumed fresh or used to flavor cold dishes.