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Dawnfruit pummelo hybrid

Citrus hybr. RUTACEAE

CRC 4210

VI 680

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


Source: Received as budwood from the UCR Breeding program, donated to the collection in 2008.


Parentage/origins: Triploid hybrid of acidless pummelo by tetraploid 'Ruby' blood orange.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Matures in January


Notes and observations:

Very low seeded to seedless. Large grapefruit-sized fruit (36-48s) with a pebbly, orange-colored rind. Matures in January. Flesh color is orange flecked with red, variable from light flecking to very intense red-flecking depending on the climatic year (cooler weather intensifies color). Rich, low acid pummelo/orange flavor, moderately sweet (12-14 Brix). Fruit holds well on the tree for 2-3 months. Heavy production (1000+ cartons/acre). (Information from Williams & Roose, 6/11/2008). Very low seeded to seedless. Colors erratically.

6/11/2010, RRK: This is an unreleased variety and is not available for distribution. It has been planted for observation only in the cooperative University of California Citrus Variety Collection. For more information, contact Tim Williams.

Availability: Not commercially available in California yet.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Dawnfruit pummelo hybrid






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