Dobashi Beni satsuma
Citrus unshiu Marcovitch
Photos by Toni Siebert. 23 year old trees, C-35 left, Carrizo right. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Japan, via Glen Dale, CCPP, 1979.
Parentage/origins: Reported to be a limb sport of Owari in the orchard of K. Dobashi in 1940.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December
Notes and observations:
1986, EMN: This accession had tristeza, this was eliminated by thermotherapy for processing as VI 366. Dobashi Beni is apparently NOT a popular cultivar of Satsuma in Japan; it is not mentioned in the article on Satsumas and other Japanese cultivars in Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986. This article lists Satsumas in decreasing acreage from 24,715 hectares to 1,416 hectares and Dobashi Beni is conspicuous by its absence.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Distinctive only because of its deep orange-red color. Fruit of good quality, ripening in late November or early December.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986
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