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Yellow-Rind mandarin

Huang Pi mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco


CRC 3895

PI 539528


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


Source: Received as seed from China, via Dr. R. Scora, 1984.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. "References to mandarin we received from China and planted in lathhouse. Sent by Dr He Shan-An, Nanjing Botnaic Garden...He wrote that it is an older mandarin variety called 'Yellow Rind' in Chinese 'Huang Pi'...Commercially grown in orchards but is [being] replaced by satsuma which is preferred. 'Huang Pi' matures early. Some farmers like this [variety]." (EM Nauer, 09/1984)

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

Received & planted by R. Scora; seedlings appeared uniform but status re doubles not known. Both trees propagated from the same seedling EMN 1986.

EMN, 11/21/1988: First crop. Medium-small oblate mandarin. Rind light orange in color, smooth but slightly puffy. Loose skinned, peels & sections well. Flavor sweet this date but flat. Moderately seedy. Does not appear to have any commercial or dooryard potential- Satsuma is better quality in my opinion.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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