Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
February – April
This is a nucellar selection of the Moscato Sanguinello obtained in 1949 in Acireale (Sicily, Italy), with the aim of establishing the type cultivar for its subsequent geographical denomination. Sanguinellos are one of the three pigmented orange varieties of Sicilian origin, together with Tarocco and Moro. In fact, Tarocco is an early mutation of a common Sanguinello. The Sanguinello Moscato is characterized by a medium acidity (moscato meaing Muscat, sweet), which gives it great value among the pigmented oranges, making it the most important Sanguinello cultivar in Sicily.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Very vigorous and productive tree, with long shoots that form a rounded and symmetrical crown. Fruits of medium size and spherical morphology with a tendency to have a flattened apical pole. The rind is thin and smooth, bright orange in color with red pigmented areas. Melting flesh, with red pigmentation that corresponds to the external coloration; moderately juicy. Fruity and sweet flavor.
High quality variety for fresh consumption and home-made juices.