University of California

Climate effects on navel oranges


E. M. Nauer
J. H. Goodale
L. L. Summers
Walter Reuther

Authors Affiliations

Edward M. Nauer is Specialist, University of California, Riverside, California; J. H. Goodale is Senior Nurseryman, University of California, Riverside, California; L. L. Summers is Staff Research Associate, University of California, Riverside, California; Walter Reuther is Professor of Horticulture and Horticulturist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(11):8-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n11p8. November 1972.

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California markets fresh oranges every week of the year, and yet grows only two varieties. This is made possible by (1) holding the fruit on the tree after it reaches legal maturity, (2) storing the fruit after picking, and (3) taking advantage of the different maturity dates in different climatic zones. The range and types of variations in fruit maturity and quality due to climatic differences in California have not yet been carefully studied and extensively reported.

Nauer E, Goodale J, Summers L, Reuther W. 1972. Climate effects on navel oranges. Hilgardia 26(11):8-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n11p8
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