Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
March – Juny
The Peret orange is considered to originate from the area of Vergel, Alicante (Spain) and was selected in 1911, although it was not cultivated until 1960. It is a white group orange selection that is later and juicier than the Berna variety. In fact, the two cultivars may differ only in that factor and in the greater rind coloration of the Peret cultivar.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, large and productive tree. Medium sized fruit, slightly oval. Medium-thick, slightly rough, deep orange rind. Juicy pulp that produces juice of sweet flavor and intense orange color. It has no seeds. Its productivity is more constant than in the Berna cultivar (absence of alternate bearing).
Its main use is in the juice industry. It is used at the Festa de la Taronja (Orange Fest) in Mallorca (Spain), altogether with the Canoneta orange.