Rosa Brazil

The tree is medium sized, of slow growth with a rounded canopy; the fruit (Plate 32) is yellow to rose-red on the side exposed to sun, oblong-cordiform and medium sized; the skin is thick and smooth; the flesh is firm and moderately juicy, fibrous, golden yellow, moderately sweet with a turpentine aroma, of ordinary quality, susceptible to anthracnose disease; the seed is polyembryonic in a small, oblong stone. This cultivar ripens midseason to late. It is one of the most important commercial cultivars in the Federal District of Brazil, used for juice as well as fresh consumption, and is one of the most well-known cultivars in Brazil (Sampaio, 1980; L.C. Donadio, personal communication, 1996; A. Pinto, personal communication, 1996).

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