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Banokan pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 3950
PI 539402

VI 459 (No longer available)

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

Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1983.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

Notes and observations:

Tristeza and exocortis removed by thermotherapy and shoot tip grafting.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

"Of limited commercial importance in Japan are several other pummelo-like fruits either known or thought to have originated as chance seedlings. 
      Banôkan [C. grandis var. banokan Tan.]—A medium-large, yellow, oblate to subglobose, thick-rinded, juicy, subacid fruit of good flavor and late maturity.  Both tree and fruit are very much like pummelo." 

Availability: No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.

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