Citrus limettioides (CRC 919)
Photos by David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Fortunato da Silva's grove, Cabulla, Bahia (thru USDA), 1916.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
This fruit, known as lima doce in Portuguese, is about the size of a lemon, a typical fruit being 2&1/2 inches in diameter. The skin is pale green in color, externally, and slightly less than 1/4 inch in thickness. The core is closed and small; the juice sweet and cloying in flavor. This is a fruit that is highly esteemed by the Bahians. Its flavor is similar to that of the lime, but with less acidity. The seeds number 12. The tree is very productive.
11/09/1987- See note this date on CRC 1482 card.
1/1990- P.A.G.E. test (Senancik/Bash) shows that tree 27-4 is infected with exocortis viroid and possibly also cachexia.--EMN
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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