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India lime (CRC 3070)

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle


CRC 3070

PI 539213




Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from another India lime selection in the Citrus Variety Collection.


Parentage/origins: Sport lime from India lime.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December


Notes and observations:

11/9/1987,WPB: Ornamental use only. Has shorter internodes, rosette type growth, multiple purplish flowers, fruits set in clusters, fruits small, yellow white flesh, very acid, substitute for lime. Fruit borne in clusters. Attractive totally thornless tree; but fruit is not as attractive as ordinary lime, being pale yellow, very variable in size, and flattened at ends. This accession is very similar to India Lime (CRC 2450) but appears to be a more compact tree so might make a more attractive ornamental.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for India lime (CRC 3070)






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