Variety of the Navel group discovered by S. Fukumoto in Japan. Since its distribution for the first time in 1990, it has become popular in the warm areas of southwest Japan, in California and in Chile. It has come to substitute other early Navel strains.
The variety is very similar to Navelina, Newhall and W. Navel. The tree is not as vigorous as the Navelina, and doesn’t have thorns. Leaves are dark green and flowers do not produce pollen.
Fruit resembles that of the W. Navel strain. Just like other Navel varieties, it also has a navel. It has an attractive globe shape and a vivid reddish orange colour and is prized by retailers.