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Egami Buntan pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 3959
PI 539404

VI 477 (No longer available)

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.

Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1985.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

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

"One of the better varieties in Florida is Ogami, which corresponds sufficiently well with the description of the Japanese Egami buntan to warrant the conclusion that they are probably the same.  The fruit is large and broadly oblate, with a moderately thick, smooth rind and numerous seeds.  The flesh is moderately firm, juicy, and of good flavor.  In Florida, rind pigmentation is very faint or lacking, but the flesh is deep pink (almost red) extending into the albedo."

Availability: No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.

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