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Badhri citron hybrid

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3723

PI 539438



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.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Badhri citron hybrid




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