Richard's Special mandarin (CRC 4117)
Citrus reticulata Blanco
VI 656 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from MAF, Keri Keri Hort. Research Station, New Zealand, 2002.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Origin of 'Richard's Special' in Australia was apparently as a seedling selection.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
According to A Harty, the New Zealand budsource was received a in the 1930's. Origin of 'Richard's Special' in Australia was apparently as a seedling selection. It is not known whether this accession differs from pi 539506/RCRC 3329. This selection is said to do well in cool northern New Zealand.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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