Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
November – February
Cultivar selected in California (USA) in 1910 from a spontaneous mutation detected in a Washington Navel orange tree. It arrived in Spain for its study in 1933, where it was called Navelina because both the tree and its fruits were smaller than the original Navel. It has been grown extensively in Spain since 1970 and, in 1990, it returned to California for cultivation. Its main attributes are its great quality and the fact that it is early maturing.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, of medium size and rounded crown. Large dark green leaves. Medium to large spherical or slightly oval shaped fruit. Presents navel, but not very prominent. Intense orange rind, fine, smooth. Juicy pulp, with a remarkable balance between acidity and sugar. With no seeds.
It is one of the best orange varieties for fresh consumption. Its juice is also of great quality.