Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
March – Juny
The Berna Orange, also known as Verna or Vernia, is of Spanish origin, but it is not known from which variety it comes from. It is characterized by its late ripening and high persistence on the tree.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, large and productive tree. It can present blooms out of season. Medium sized fruit, slightly oval. Medium thick and slightly rough rind, of intense orange color. Juicy pulp, with bright orange juice and with less acidity than the Valencia Late variety. Practically seedless. It is characterized by the good persistence of the ripe fruit on the tree, partly due to the fact that the fruit seems not affected by Ceratitis capitata Wied., which considerably lengthens the harvesting season.
Its main use is in the juice industry, although it is less cultivated than the Valencia Late due to the smaller size of its fruit.