Kinkoji unshiu mandarin (graft) hybrid
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 2 /11/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Japan, via Glenn Dale & CCPP 1979. Received from S. Tsuchiya, Fruit Tree Research Station, Division of Fruit Breeding, Yatabe, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
Parentage/origins: This is reported to be a graft hybrid of C. obovoidea + Satsuma.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
11/23/1988, EMN: This accession received thermotherapy during processing as an import thru CCPP. External appearance is like a grapefruit with yellow rind splotched with green. Medium rind thickness, moderately seedy. Flesh is BRIGHT ORANGE IN COLOR (Surprise!). Tender, melting, very juicy; pleasant flavor but probably too mild or flat for many tastes.
3/3/2008, DK & TS: Obovata (grapefruit-like) on outside, satsuma on the inside.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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