I've wondered about this also. Isn't it a valencia type? I don't think I've ever actually eaten a valencia orange, hah. I should buy some to try. Do people eat them? Or only for juicing?
I also have a collection of blood oranges... Moro, Tarocco, Sanguinelli, and Vaniglia Sanguingo if that counts. I intend to get rid of all but one once I try all the fruit, so I'm hesitant to pick up a Smith as I am doubtful it will be the best one.
I like valencia oranges for their excellent juice. Makes me wonder what the blood version would taste like. And of course the fact that it's not available makes it even more interesting to get!
I found this russian youtube video about the smith red. Don't understand a word of it but it proves the variety somehow got over the pond. After reading the comments it appears that they got some scions from Riverside...
Post by samodelkin on Dec 22, 2019 16:25:42 GMT -5
I have a Smith red valencia. The story of getting cuttings from riverside was complicated and confusing, but it worked. The tree grows compactly, the growth strength is moderate, the internodes are short. I haven't had any fruit yet. It should be a sweet red orange with a berry flavor