Florida rough lemon
Citrus jambhiri Lush. RUTACEAE
VI 76 (No longer available)
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Dr. Fawcett's #175. Seed rec'd from A. Melson, Florida, 1914.
Parentage/origins: Tree near Lake Okeechobee was source tree.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Some crop throughout the year but mainly in winter.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium in size, of highly variable form but usually oblate to elliptic-oblong; commonly with irregularly furrowed or lobed basal collar or neck; usually with broad apical nipple surrounded by a deep irregular areolar furrow. Rind medium-thick; surface typically deeply pitted, and rough or bumpy, sometimes ribbed; easily separable; color lemon-yellow to brownish-orange. Segments about 10; axis large and hollow. Flesh color light yellow to pale orange; medium juicy; flavor moderately acid. Seeds numerous, small, highly polyembryonic, and cotyledons faintly green.
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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