(×Citrofortunella microcarpa × Fortunella sp.) × Microcitrus australasica
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from W.T. Swingle, USDA, 1924.
Parentage/origins: Reported to by a hybrid between Microcitrus australasica and Calamondin.
Rootstocks of accession: Own root
Season of ripeness at Riverside: August to March
Season of flowering at Riverside: September to October
Notes and observations:
EMN, 12/22/1987: Ratty tree- much dieback. Fruit all on ground; about the size and shape of a fat, stubby finger lime. Rind medium orange, about as smooth as a navel orange. Rind very thin, few seeds, green flesh, juicy, very sour.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
The faustrimedin is a hybrid of the Australian finger-lime with the Calamondin, itself a hybrid between the kumquat and some variety of orange of the mandarin group (Citrus reticulata). It is thus a trigeneric hybrid of Citrus, Fortunella and Microcitrus. The faustrimedin has small leaves much like those of the Australian finger-lime and is hardy like the Calamondin.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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