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Shigelom, Kinkuneba, Tengumikan

Citrus tengu hort. ex Tanaka RUTACEAE

CRC 3464

PI 539686

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

 

Source: Received as seed from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (via W.P. Bitters (CRC), 1963.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Presumably a pummelo and sweet orange hybrid.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

 

Notes and observations:

Medium-large, dark orange fruit; somewhat like large navel orange; globose to pyriform; rind thick; flesh orange, a bit coarse; seedy; nice flavor; juice percentage low.

12/15/1987, EMN: A medium-large, dark orange fruit- appears some what like a large navel orange. Globose to slightly pyriform. Rind moderately thick, flesh orange, seedy, flavor tart but borderline edible now- ok again later in season.

2/23/1988, EMN: Nice flavor now. Should make a nice juice except that flesh is a bit coarse and juice percentage seems low. Thickness of rind and seed content rule it out as a market fruit here.

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

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