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Bower mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE

CRC 3649

PI 539515

VI 281 (No longer available)


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


Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, via Dr. Reece, Texas, 1968.


Parentage/origins: Clementine mandarin X Orlando tangelo


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

3/1987, EMN: Highly alternate bearing. Poor peeler, good flavor. Bower was developed by the USDA in Orlando, Florida.

Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. 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.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Bower mandarin


Texas Agriculture Experiment Station circular L-1185, July 1973

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