Peret de la sang
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
March – May
This atypical orange from the group of pigmented oranges has an unknown origin, although it had a certain prevalence in the area of Palmera (Valencia, Spain). It has been recovered by Todolí Citrus Fundació from an old tree found in “Aunt Evarista’s” orchard. It is characterized by the size and morphology of its fruits.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with dense foliage, and a spherical growth tendency. Lanceolate leaves, narrower and smaller than those typical of a sweet orange tree. Small fruit, of marked ovoid morphology, hence its name. It usually has a persistent style. Thin, smooth and hard rind, pale orange in color. Apparent albedo. Pulp little juicy, compact and seedless. It presents scattered reddish touches.
Juice characterized by the typical flavor of pigmented oranges, in which a slight acid touch prevails, well balanced with the sugar content. It has a surprising presence among pigmented oranges.