Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
December – March
The Moro Catania cultivar is derived from the older cultivar Sanguinello Moscato, a late pigmented orange that was important in Sicily (Italy) in the first half of the 20th century. Moro Catania is characterized by being able to achieve intense internal pigmentation (high anthocyanin content), which makes it very attractive in the juice industry. But the level of pigmentation is variable in each fruit.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, compact and spherical tree, of medium productivity. Elliptical dark green leaves. Fruit of medium size and variable morphology, slightly flattened at the poles. Papillated rind, intense orange color with wine red spots, sometimes only on one side of the fruit. Juicy flesh, with a good balance between acidity and sugar content. Its aroma and flavor is related to the degree of pigmentation. Seedless. It keeps very well on the tree after ripening.
Its main interest lies in its abundant juice, of an interesting burgundy color.