Botanical name: Citrus meyer x Sinsensis double blood
Common name: Arcobal orange
General features: The arcobal orange is a hybrid citrus fruit, born from a cross between a Meyer lemon and a double blood orange. It is a vigorous and prickly plant. The leaves are medium-sized, ovate, very deep green; the flowers are white, large, mottled with red, single or in small clusters. The fruits are medium-sized, spheroid-shaped, and boast the particular feature of having transverse streaks of intense red colour on the skin, alternating with orange-coloured areas.
Curiosity: The arcobal orange fruits are used to make juices, ice cream, sorbets and liqueurs.
Ornamental virtues: The striking colour of the fruit in contrast to the green leaves and the beautiful, repeated blooms make the arcobal orange one of the most interesting citrus fruits in ornamental terms.