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Citrus yatsushiro hort ex. Tanaka (CRC 3466)

Yatsushiro mikan

CRC 3466

PI 539712


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  


Source: Received as seed from Okitsu, Shizuoka Pref., Japan (via W.P. Bitters), 1966.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, pg. 56, Univ. Osaka, Japan: Spineless tree about 6 meters high, lvs oval, obtuse, petiole wing wedge-shaped, fr resembles satsuma in rind color, little more rounded than satsuma, green polyembroyo. Notes from W.P. Bitters 1963 trip to Japan: Fr oblate shaped, with 5-7 cm, th 4.1 am, stem end flat, stylar end flattened, sl depressed, no areole or navel, smooth rind, good orange color. Rind 2-3 mm thick, lg hollow core, flesh deep orange, av. 3 seeds, polyembryonic, flesh juicy, tender, rich, no rag, lvs sm, elliptical, petiole short, sl winged. This may have possiblities for commercial use in Calif. in the Coachella & San Joaquin valleys. 3/87- Early medium-small mandarin type. Has been tried at Lindcove and appears to have no value there.--EMN.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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