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Kawachi Bankan pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 3944
PI 539397

VI 453

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.

Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1984.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

Notes and observations:

Thermotherapy during import processing. See Citrograph 72(2): pp 29-30, Dec. 1986: large fruit; mature late. Kawachi-bankan acreage is increasing in Japan. Kawachi-bankan is a natural hybrid of pummelo found in Kumamoto Prefecture (formerly called Kawachi) about 1910. Fruit are large (300-500g), mature late, can be shipped at the end of May, after the domestic citrus fruits (in Japan).

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

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