Bakrai mandarin x limetta hybrid
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Kaserun, Iran, 1975.
Parentage/origins: Citrus reticulata x Citrus limetta. Unknown cultivars.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Used as rootstock in Iran; fruit sold commercially. Fruit much different in California from Palestine Sweet lime and other similar clones: rougher, thicker rind, like rough lemon; flavor about same as Palestine but darker flesh, yellow to almost orange-yellow; may be seedier.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
Curk, Franck, Frédérique Ollitrault, Andres Garcia-Lor, François Luro, Luis Navarro, and Patrick Ollitrault. 2016. Phylogenetic origin of limes and lemons revealed by cytoplasmic and nuclear markers. Annals of Botany 117: 565–583.
Dejam, M., M Khosh-Khui, and A Shekafandeh. 2006. Adventitious bud induction and plant regeneration in epicotyl segments of Bakrai (Citrus reticulata Blanco x C. limetta Swing.). International Journal of Agricultural Research 1(1):14-19. [http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/academicjournals/ijar/2006/14-19.pdf]
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