Deep red pummelo
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a budwood from CPB, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Pear shape; heavy crop; seedy; outstanding flavor; large fruit, juicier than most pummelos; flesh pink, especially near carpel walls.
3/10/1954: B/B comments: Pear shape, heavy crop. Green flesh, seedy, very good flavor (OUTSTANDING).
12/21/1987, EMN: Large fruit. Juicier than most pummelos; good flavor but still tart now. Flesh pink, especially near carpel walls.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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