‘OLL-8’

U.S. Patent PP26,087
Sweet Orange Cultivar


  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Target Market: Either Processing Industry or Fresh Market
  • Brix Rating: 13.7

Description:  In Florida, fruit of ‘OLL-8’ generally matures during the ‘Valencia’ harvest period. During some years, harvest can begin a few weeks earlier than ‘Valencia’, depending on weather. Fruit of ‘OLL-8’ holds on the tree exceptionally well, and maintains quality into the summer. ‘OLL-8’ produces round oranges with internal and external color similar to that of ‘Rhode Red Valencia’. Although minimal formal yield data is available, trees appear to yield better than standard ‘Valencia’. The original ‘OLL-8’ tree yielded more than five 90lb. boxes of fruit (8-year old tree). ‘OLL-8’ fruit has high juice content and good pounds solids, generally exceeding 7 pounds per box on most common citrus rootstocks. ‘OLL-8’ peels easier and is less “raggy” than a standard ‘Valencia’, and with its added color, should also be a valuable addition to the Florida fresh market portfolio. ‘OLL-8’ was the most precocious bearing clone among the OLL (Orie Lee Late) somaclones.

‘OLL-8’ trees have shown good drought tolerance in the greenhouse, as overgrown trees in small pots rarely wilt as compared to other sweet orange seedlings, and field trees have generally shown better cold-tolerance than ‘Valencia’ trees in the same block. This apparent improved stress tolerance may be useful in the fight against HLB.

 

License Availability: FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘OLL-8’ citrus cultivar:

Agri Masters Citrus Nursery, LLC
77 Henry Drive
Venus, FL 33960
(321) 377-5062

Agromillora Florida, Inc.
9038 CR 229
Wildwood, FL 34785
(352) 661-0139

Alico Citrus Nursery, LLC
18770 N CR 225
Gainesville, FL 32609
(863) 673-4774

Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.
700 Scenic Highway
Frostproof, FL 33843
(863) 635-2251

Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery, LLC
480 CR 416 S
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
(352) 793-6861

CitriSun Nurseries, LLC
1615 SW Hwy 17
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 494-4022

Darryl’s Family Citrus Nursery, Inc.
P.O. Box 944
Lake Placid, FL 33862
(863) 441-5092

Dilley Citrus Nursery, Inc.
53600 Bermont Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(863) 368-1997

Farkas Citrus Nursery II, LLC
5610 April Lane
Plant City, FL 33567
(813) 737-1807

Fiddler’s Ridge Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 354
Alturas, FL 33820
(863) 287-8321

Gose Growers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1419
Sebring, FL 33871
(883) 441-0101

Harris Partnership Citrus Nursery
10721 Highway 39 S
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 376-2846
http://www.harriscitrus.com/

Himrod Citrus Nursery
3688 Himrod Rd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2246

Holmberg Farms, Inc.
13430 Hobson Simmons Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 335-8800

K&C Farmer Citrus Nursery, Inc.
970 N 10th Street
Eagle Lake, FL 33839

Lykes Bros., Inc.
7 Lykes Rd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 465-4127

Orange-Co., a division of Alico, Inc.
12010 NE Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 494-4939

Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc
1697 Rucks Dairy Rd.
Frostproof, FL 33843
(863) 635-1948
http://www.ruckscitrusnursery.com/

Rasnake Citrus Budding and Growing, Inc.
50 North Lake Idylwild Dr.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-8160

Reclamation Trees
2713 Hwy 98 E
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 698-3606

Sawmill Citrus Nursery, LLC
P.O. Box 912
Ft. Meade, FL 33841
(863) 698-2971

Southern Citrus Nurseries, LLC
5600 Lake Trask Rd.
Dundee, FL 33838
(863) 439-3694

Southridge Citrus Nursery, Inc.
260 Karlson Rd.
Venus, FL 33960
(863) 465-5803

W.W. Citrus Nursery
314 2nd St NE
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 559-7741