Dabbe citron hybrid
Citrus medica L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from H. Chapot, Rabat, Morocco, 1959. Open pollinated seedling.
Parentage/origins: According to H. Chapot, this accession was introduced from Iran in France.
Rootstock of accession: CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
12/22/1987, EMN: Hybrid citron with rough, cylindrical fruits. Of 39 seeds: 20 single seedlings, 16 doubles, 3 triples. Large, very rough fruits. Light lemon yellow but side of fruit facing south remains green while rest of fruit colors. Very thick rind, seedy, flesh light yellow, sour.
12/5/2006, DK & TS: Roundish oval shape. Rind very thick, really soft, and bitter. Soft, juicy flesh, very tart, seedy. According to Ottillia 'Toots' Bier, this accession is a favorite of Indians for making preserves.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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