Pai You, Taiwan pummelo
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1985.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Import put directly into thermotherapy; no pre-index.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit very large (one of the largest), subglobose to spheroid; seedy. Light yellow. Rind thick; surface smooth and tightly adherent. Segments numerous (15-18); axis large and solid; carpellary membranes thin but tough. Flesh color pale yellow; tender and juicy; flavor excellent, a pleasant blend of sugar and acid. Medium-late in maturity but stores well for several months longer.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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