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Citrus keraji hort ex. Tanaka

CRC 3144

PI 539269

 

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.

 

Source: Received as seed from H. Yoshimura, Univ. of Osaka, Japan, 1956.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

 

Notes and observations:

Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, Univ. of Osaka, 1961: "Open headed shrubby tree, nearly spineless, med lvs, narrowly winged or nearly wingless, fruit somewhat rectangular, rind rough, little acid and sweet." Note from W.P. Bitters' trip to Japan 1963: "Very small fruit, yellow to yellowish brown, rind 3 mm thick, hollow core, 3 seeds, juicy, rich, very little rag, tangelo taste, appears polyembryonic, too small for commercial use, try as rootstock."

EMN, 3/1987: Small to medium sized mandarin, very puffy, sweet but very overripe now.

EMN, 1/18/1989: A strange mandarin. Very light orange, almost just dark yellow. Puffy, moderately rough rind. Peels & sections well. Flesh light orange, very juicy & sweet, almost acidless. Seeds large, about 1 per section. Section membranes very tough to chew.

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus keraji

 



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