Oro is from Mexico (the name means ‘Gold’ in Spanish) and probably a seedling of mixed parentage.
The fruit are oval-oblong and turn bright purple/red in color even before maturity. In Mexico it is reportedly used for green consumption. The ripe fruit has a yellow, very fibrous flesh with mild, insipid flavor.
The season is early from June to July and the trees are productive.
We found Oro to be highly susceptible to bacterial black spot and rot fungi and this problem, coupled with mediocre ripe flavor, drove us to topwork it into a Cac.