Nicholson navel grapefruit
Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees.
Source: Received as seed from D.J. Nicholson, Orlando, Florida, 1960.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
JAB: Only 2 seeds received, both produced single seedlings.
3/18/1988, EMN: A typical white grapefruit. Navel structure is small, hardly noticeable on most fruits. Moderately seedy, much more seedy than Marsh but less seedy than typical seedy grapefruits.
5/29/2009, DK & TS: Little navel at blossom end. Darker rind and flesh, which has orange flavor and aroma. Low seeded.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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