In 1998, Rafael Sendra, manager of the Cultifort company detected by direct observation in the Pego area, in Alicante, the birth of a new variety that had been born from a spontaneous mutation of the Oronules bud. After monitoring it during several campaigns, it was investigated at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA) for a decade.
After ten years of research, it was confirmed that, indeed, it was a new variety of early clementine with characteristics that made it unique.
This new variety was patented under the name Cultifort because it was the manager of the Cultifort company who had discovered it and in honor of the company.
The commercialization of the cultifort early clementine began in 2011, obtaining a great reception in the market. It is currently present in many countries and is well established in Spain, Italy and South Africa.