Citrus nobilis Lour.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from the Variety Collection at the USDA Station, Orlovista, Florida, 1960.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
From double seedlings. Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, pg. 58, Univ. of Osaka, Japan: Fruit depressed globose, sl obovoid, orange colored, almost no acid, not juicy. Notes from W.P. Bitters' 1963 trip to Japan: Tree is vigorous, cold resistant & hardy as Satsuma, average weight 120 gms, leaves large, rind 3-5 mm, petioles slightly winged, approx 15-20 seeds, polyembryonic.
EMN, 3/1987: Large fruit with very thick rind, flavor only fair, lots of rag.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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