Australian finger lime
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA (from Yuma, Ariz.), 1968.
Parentage/origins: Parent unknown
Rootstocks of accession: Cleopatra mandarin
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Year round; peak fruit production is November to December
Season of flowering at Riverside: February to April
Notes and observations:
Original seed collected by W.V. Mangomery, Maryborough, N.S.W., Australia. Purple fruit strain. From North Arin, Murwillunbah, N.S.W. Seed to Furr in 1965.
EMN, 12/22/1987: Small, squat trees which look ratty due to much dieback. No fruit.
EMN, 10/21/1988: This is probably NOT "Purple fruit strain". Fruit is medium green fading to yellow at maturity. CRC 1484 has a much darker, purplish rind- see that card.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"This variety differs from the species in that the pulp-vesicles at maturity vary from pink to red in color.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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