Yixian Orange

‘Yixian Orange’ (C. mollissima) is also a selection made in 1993 by M. Nave. The seedling originated from a seedlot of small nuts from Yixian, Anhui Province, China (a different source than that of ‘Yixian Large Nut’) (Nave, 2017). It is pollen-fertile and not a heavy pollen producer. Its bright orange nuts are medium in size, drop during mid- season to late season, exhibit good pellicle removal, and have excellent flavor (Anagnostakis and Nave, 2015). More evaluations in the East and Midwest are needed.