Hudson Foster grapefruit
Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
VI 308 (No longer available)
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. 25 year old trees.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Ca, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Hudson Foster came from a natural mutation on a Foster Pink grapefruit tree found in the late 1950's by a Texas citrus grower.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
1979, Don Cole: Red-fleshed, very seedy & sour.
3/18/1988, EMN: Dark pink flesh, about the same as Star Ruby-- but very seedy.
5/29/2009, DK & TS: Dark pink flesh, seedy, intense flavor.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. 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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