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Chinese pummelo (CRC 1224)

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 1224

PI 46121

chinese pummelochinese pummelo

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

Source: Received as budwood from Frank N. Meyer, FHB #23783, Hupeh, China, 1919.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

Frank Meyer: No. 146b Hsinghan hsien, Hupeh, China. A large specimen fruit. Used as room perfumers; also to give flavor to alcoholic drinks.

12/21/1987, EMN: A large pummelo with dark yellow rind. Very thick rind, large pithy central core; flesh nearly white, dry, coarse, bitter in flavor. Seeds none to moderate in number.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.

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