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Name: Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree
Site Number: #20
Date Visited: 08/22/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 4550 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92506
Coordinates33.946079, -117.401747
Website: N/A

Description: The tree was introduced into the United States from Bahia, Brazil, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1870. Twelve young trees were received and buds from them were propagated on sweet orange seedlings. In 1873 two of these greenhouse-grown trees, which were distributed throughout the United States, were sent to Mrs. Eliza Tibbets in Riverside.