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Citrus benikoji

Citrus benikoji hort. ex Tanaka

CRC 3149

PI 539178


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  


Source: Received as seed from H. Yoshimura, Univ. of Osaka, Japan, 1956.


Parentage/origins: Citrus reticulata x Citrus sinensis (unknown cultivars) Open pollinated seedling


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown


Notes and observations:

Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, pg 27, Univ. of Osaka, 1961: Probably a century old Asiatic tangor. Loose-skinned orange of beautiful appearance, shape very regular, tall depressed globose, not as round as C. sinensis, ends sl depressed, apex concave, rind thin, pulp not palatable, tough, many seeds, many embryos, may be very early tangor. 1/18/89- Tanaka was right- not palatable.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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