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Gadadehi pummelo hybrid

Citrus maxima Burm. Merrill

Citrus grandis L. Osbeck

Citrus decumana L.

CRC 3133 (This variety was de-accessioned in 03/2011)

PI 539165


Photos by David Karp, CVC,  2/11/2008. Photo rights. C-35, 25 year old tree. 


Source: Received as seed from Dept. of Agric., Lyallpur, India, 1954.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. In India Gadadehi is said to be a variety of sour orange; it is possible that a mixup in the seeds originally sent resulted in this accession being a pummelo hybrid.


Rootstocks of accession: Citrus macrophylla , C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

3/1987, EMN: Appears to be a grapefruit or pummelo hybrid with thick rind & many seeds; is a large, puffy & rough yellow fruit. Leaves have very little petiole wing.

2/24/1988, EMN: This season there is a heavy crop of grapefruit sized fruit; these fruit resemble grapefruit but have rougher and thicker rind. Let's put this accession in with the pummelo hybrids for now. It doesn't seem to have any value so probably should discard it soon. WPB thinks it may be pure pummelo.

2/11/2008 OJB, TS & DK: Heavy crop of grapefruit-sized fruit; resemble grapefruit but rougher, thicker rind. Leaves are large and look like pummelo leaves; foliage yellows a bit, like pummelo, in winter; some fruits hang in clusters; fruit round to slightly oblate, yellow, very thick rind; skin slightly dimpled; good pummelo sweet-tart taste.

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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