Garbí

Description

Triploid hybrid obtained by the Valencian Agricultural Research Institute via controlled pollination in 1996 between a dulpoid Fortune as the female parent and a Murcott tangor as the male parent. Flowered for the first time in 2002, with the fruit evaluated since the 2004/2005 campaign to the present day.

Vigorous tree with a tendency to grow upwards in an oval shape. Branches somewhat broken and a light brown trunk. Large leaves that are a shiny, dark green colour. Good compatibility with the Citrange Carrizo.

Thorns present on the main branches that diminish in size and in quantity as more shoots appear (74% of nodes in later shoots feature thorns of an average length of 1mm).

Good flowering and fruit yield from the initial years upon grafting, without any apparent tendency towards alternate harvests. Bell-shaped flowers predominate and almost completely set. Both pollen and ovules are sterile, rendering the fruit seedless. All tests carried out – both on lots at a high inoculum and on leaves inoculated in vitro – indicate a resistance to Alternaria fungi.

Fruit matures as of the first fortnight in March, with a maturity index of 9, remaining in good conditions on the tree until the end of April. Fruit is consistent, turgid and slightly flattened with a very homogenous thickness range from 65 to 70. The fruit is attractive with an appealing aroma issued by its essential oils, and has pulp with a melting texture and scant segment residue.

During ripening, the quantity of soluble solids is very high (18º Brix), with an acidity of 18 g; orangey yellow colour (ICC—15) similar to Clemenules and a juice percentage of 48%. Seedless variety with no Alternaria fungus symptoms observed in trees cultivated in experimental lots at a high inoculum.

Type
Triploid hybrid
Weight (g)
140 - 150
Diameter (mm)
65 - 70
Shape
Oblong
Diameter/height
1.2
Bark (mm)
2,0 – 2,5
Color
Orange
Color index
15
Juice %
50
Seeds
No. No, not even when cross-pollination has occurred.
Fruition
High
Harvesting
1 march - 30 april

Agronomic remarks

Tendency towards alternate harvests. Good compatibility with Citrange Carrizo.

Ripening chart

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