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Nova IR10 mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 4206

VI 767 (Not yet available)


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


Source: Received as budwood from the UCR Breeding Program, 2008.


Parentage/origins: Irradiated selection of 'Nova' (C clementina 'Clementine' X C x tangelo 'Orlando')


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Mid December to early January


Notes and observations:

This is an unreleased selection of the University of California. Permission was granted to plant it in the Citrus Variety Collection for observation. Budwood is not available at this time. This selection is described as a "Mid-season maturing (mid December - early January) irradiated selection of 'Nova' mandarin. Similar in appearance, quality and production characteristics to 'Nova' with the exception of seed numbers (0.8 - 1.3 seeds/fruit compared to 12 - 22 seeds/fruit for 'Nova'). Fruit are somewhat larger than normal 'Nova' (size 21) but are similar in all other characters. Excellent, rich, distinctive 'Nova' flavor (14 - 16 º brix). Long-term production has not been determined but early evaluations indicate good production. Does not tend to alternate bear." (Information from M Roose and T Williams, 06/28/2008). (RR Krueger, 07/14/2010)

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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