Tien Chieh mandarin (CRC 2376)
Citrus reticulata Blanco
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from CPB, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Hu, in 1951, said tree resembles Tien Chieh mandarin--WPB.
EMN, 3/1987: Small fruit but trees have heavy crop. Peels & sections well, seedy, somewhat raggy, tart. Considerable part of crop on ground. Two accessions (This and CRC 2590) are very similar but may not be identical.
EMN, 1/18/1989: This and CRC 2590 are probably not alike. Moderately heavy crop on 2376, few fruit on 2590. CRC 2376 trees are larger and more vigorious. CRC 2376 fruit is lighter orange rind color than 2590.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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