U.S. Patent PP27,144
Sweet Orange Cultivar

Description: ‘B9-65’ was selected on the basis of high fruit yield and high soluble solids content in fruit, based on five years of data from a replicated trial planted in Winter Park, Florida. The replicated trial of 32 sweet orange clones included both juvenile and mature clones of standard ‘Valencia’, a commercial clone of ‘Rhode Red Valencia’, and numerous other seedling introductions and somaclonal variants. ‘B9-65’ ranked #1 in cumulative yield over five consecutive harvests, and was in the top five every season for high soluble solids content in the juice. ‘B9-65’ comes into production early and has the same maturation date as standard ‘Valencia’. It is an excellent choice for anyone planting processing ‘Valencia’.

License Availability: FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘B9-65’ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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