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Cecily grapefruit (CRC 3637)

Citrus paradisi Macfadyen

CRC 3637

PI 539476



Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees.


Source: Received as seed from CRC 2014, CVC, Riverside, Ca, 1966.


Parentage/origins: Parent is Cecily grapefruit CRC 2014. Polyembryonic.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June


Notes and observations:

3/18/1988, EMN: See note this date on CRC 2014 accession card.

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

"  This South African variety is so similar to Marsh that the two are virtually indistinguishable.  It was found near Uitenhage, Cape Colony, in 1922, presumably as a limb sport, in a small planting of trees of the Walters variety that had been imported from Florida.  It was named by the owner, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, in honor of his daughter Cecily.
      In South Africa, it is said to differ somewhat in growth habit from Marsh and the fruit is less oblate and of finer texture.  In California, however, these differences have not been noted.  It is grown to some extent in the region of its origin but is not replacing Marsh elsewhere. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Cecily grapefruit (CRC 3637)





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