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Arajon pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 2596
PI 539383

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.

Source: Received as budwood from F. Heiney, Brawley, Ca, 1935.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

Notes and observations:

1985, EMN: A blood red shaddock with a thornless tree, originated with Francis Heiney of Brawley, CA. This accession had exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting (STG 157-5).

1/19/1989, EMN: Tree not totally thornless as originally reported (see reverse); has some very small thorns. Fruit more like Marsh gft. in size and shape than pummelo. Rind color golden yellow, smooth. Rind medium thick. Flesh dark pink, coarse, not very juicy, flavor fair but still too sour for my taste at this time. Very seedy.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Arajon pummelo





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