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Citrus ID

 

Pope

 

Synonyms

 

Glen Summer, Late Summer, Pope Summer (sec. Cottin 2002); Garey's Mediterranean Sweet (sec. Hodgson 1967)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus x aurantium L., pro sp. [Sweet Orange Group] (sensu Mabberley 1997, Bayer et al. 2009); Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Origin

 

Hodgson (1967) noted that: "Pope is a variety so similar to Valencia that they are indistinguishable, and its origin suggests that it probably should be regarded as a selection of Valencia rather than a variety. According to Ziegler and Wolfe (1961), it traces back to an outstanding budded tree that was found by F. W. Pope about 1916 in a 40-acre planting of the Pineapple variety near Lakeland, Florida. It was so late in maturity and held the fruit so well without loss in quality that Pope undertook its commercial propagation in 1935 and had the name trademarked in 1938. Since 1945 its propagation and promotion have been conducted by Pope Summer Orange Nursery, Ltd., though the same variety is reported (Ziegler and Wolfe 1961) to be propagated by the Glen St. Mary Nurseries Company under the name Glen Summer. It has been planted to a considerable extent in the Indian River district of Florida."

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short or medium; wings narrow or medium, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one, margin entire or bluntly toothed, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets sweetly orange-like. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad; rind yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), or orange (12); rind texture slightly rough (4-5); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange; taste acidic-sweet.

References

 

Bayer, R.J., D.J. Mabberley, C. Morton, C.H. Miller, I.K. Sharma, B.E. Pfeil, S. Rich, R. Hitchcock, and S. Sykes. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 96: 668–685.

Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.

Hodgson, R.W. 1967. Horticultural varieties of Citrus. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry, rev. University of California Press. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter4.html.

Mabberley, D.J. 1997. A classification for edible Citrus (Rutaceae). Telopea 7: 167–172.

Swingle, W.T. and P.C. Reece. 1967. The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry. Ed. 2. Vol. I. University of California, Riverside. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html.

Ziegler, L.W. and H.S. Wolfe. 1961. Citrus growing in Florida. University of Florida Press, Gainesville. 248 pp.

Resources

 

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