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‘DaisySL’ - US Plant Patent PP096

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Photo by UCR citrus breeding program

‘DaisySL’ is a mid-season maturing variety. It is low-seeded in all situations of cross-pollination. Flesh color is deep orange and finely textured. Fruit is very juicy with a rich, sweet and very distinctive flavor when mature.

Parentage/origins:

‘DaisySL’ is a cross between Fortune mandarin and Fremont mandarin and is considered to be better than either of its parents. Daisy was named officially by Dowlin Young of Young's Nursery in Thermal, California, after his wife.

Rootstocks of accession:

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside:

December to February

Notes and observations:

‘DaisySL’ mandarin, a hybrid between Fortune and Fremont and looks like it may be better than either of its parents. It produces a medium-large, mid-season mandarin with attractive dark orange rind. It peels and sections well. It is moderately seedy with one to three seeds per section. Flavor was excellent in mid-January at Lindcove this past season. Daisy may well be worth commercial trial. Foundation budwood will be available in the fall of 1987. (Nauer et al, 1986)

‘DaisySL’ produces a medium-large, mid-season mandarin with an attractive dark orange rind. It peels and sections moderately well. The tree produces a heavy crop with the fruit held in large clusters, but has a strong tendency to be highly alternate bearing.  Daisy is moderately seedy with one to three seeds per section.

Read the full description of this variety from the Breeding program