Controlled cross A137 x A134.41 done in 1997.
A137 is a female selection of unknown origin introduced in Italy from China; A134.41 is a male breeding line obtained from the open pollinated Chinese selection 79-05 (syn. Zao Xian), a female selection spread in the Guangdong province.

Breeders are Raffaele Testolin and Guido Cipriani, scientists of the University of Udine.

The variety has been released in 2008 with the name ‘Soreli’, that in the language of Friuli means ‘sun’.

The University of Udine is solely and exclusively entitled of the rights of exploitation (UPOV Convention).