Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
January – March
The Sanguinelli Orange is the result of a natural mutation that occurred in the Doble Fina variety, discovered in Almenara, Castellón (Spain) in 1929. Compared to the Doble Fina, it has better juice quality, in greater quantity, and more uniform pigmentation in all fruits. In fact, Sanguinelli replaced Doble Fina as the clearly improved cultivar.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Moderately vigorous but productive tree. Fruits of small-medium size, mostly oval morphology and persistent style. Orange rind with hints of maroon, very attractive. Juicy, tender and sweet flesh, without losing the characteristic aroma of blood oranges. Pigmentation in the segments is mainly next to the septa. Few or no seeds. Its behavior once ripe is better than in Doble Fina, both in tree and post-harvest.
Appreciated both as a table orange and for its juice.