Lane Late Navel
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
January – May
Lane Late Navel Orange is the result of the selection of a spontaneous mutation that occurred on the Washington Navel Orange. It was selected in 1950 at the L. Lane estate in Victoria (Australia). Its main characteristic is that its fruits ripen a month later than those of the Washington Navel, in addition to retaining their quality if kept on the tree after ripening.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The tree is practically indistinguishable from Washington Navel, of medium vigor and open bearing. It has fewer thorns than other similar varieties. Large fruit and rounded morphology, with a small, non-protruding navel. The rind is softer than that of Washington Navel fruits, reaching an intense orange color towards the end of the ripening period. Bright orange flesh, juicy, more acidic at the beginning of ripening and very balanced towards the end. It has lower levels of limonin than other cultivars of the Navel group, which results in a less bitter taste. Seedless.
The Lane Late Navel Orange is highly appreciated both for fresh consumption and for the quality of its juice.