Citrus sinensis ‘Parramatta’

Probably a Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck cultivar. For details of the Sweet Orange see Citrus sinensis ‘Chinese Oval’. Macarthur's ‘seedling from Parramatta’ could well be the orange still grown in Western Australia in 1903. ‘Parramatta. A well-known New South Wales variety of excellent quality. Tree large, very hardy and good regular bearer, thorny. Fruit of large size. Hardier than St. Michael and Navel. Several very good sub-varieties raised from seeds of this useful orange.’ [Despeissis p.237/1903].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.



History at Camden Park

Published in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues as ‘ditto ditto from Paramatta’ [Orange Tribe no.7/1850]. In the 1850 catalogue it follows ‘Seedling Orange (fine)’ and ‘ditto ditto from Marion’. This orange probably originated in the Macarthur’s Parramatta property ‘Elizabeth Farm’.




Published May 04, 2010 - 02:45 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2011 - 11:28 AM

More details about Citrus sinensis ‘Parramatta’
Family Rutaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, originally South East Asia and China but this variety from Parramatta, Australia

Common Name

Sweet Orange

Name in the Camden Park Record

ditto ditto from Parramatta  



Confidence level medium