Huang Pi mandarin
Citrus reticulata Blanco
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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