Badhri citron hybrid
Citrus medica L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Dr. L.C. Knorr, US-AID, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, India, 1969. Open pollinated seedling.
Parentage/Origins: Seeds were collected at Abohar, Punjab. Parents unknown.
Rootstock of accession: CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
12/22/1987, EMN: Tree is large and vigorous; probably not pure citron. Fruit is not especially large, about like an oversized navel orange. Rind dark yellow, moderately rough and ribbed. Round to slightly elongate. Rind medium thick; moderately seedy, flesh light orange-yellow. Sweet and insipid; probably virtually acidless.
12/5/2006, DK & TS: Round, medium to small for a citron; thin, dark yellow or orangish skin; tender, juicy, orange-yellow flesh, acidless, with soapy limetta flavor. Original variety in India had very large fruit; the variety was named after a politician.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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