Hassaku (Beni) pummelo hybrid (CRC 3907)
Citrus hassaku hort. ex Tanaka RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1983.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Had thermotherapy to remove psorosis and tristeza. Large fruit; 20-30 seeds; thick peel; tastes like grapefruit; not juicy; thick segment membrane.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-large (9-10 cm in diameter), slightly oblate; both ends somewhat depressed; seedy and monoembryonic. Rind color orange-yellow; medium-thick; surface somewhat coarsely pebbled; moderately adherent. Segments numerous; axis large and semi-hollow at maturity. Flesh color light yellow; somewhat coarse-grained; lacking in juice; flavor good. Early midseason in maturity and stores only moderately well.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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