Indian citron hybridCitrus medica L.
Photo by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from India, 1912.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
1985, EMN: Seeds of a variety of citrus without label were received from India with other citrus seeds. This accession had exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting.
12/22/1987, EMN: Similar in appearance to CRC 138-A. On average CRC 138-A has a longer needle-nose, appears slightly rougher, and fruit size slightly smaller.
12/5/2006, DK & TS: Fruits have large, persistant styles. Most typically lemonlike in shape, with a long, pointed nose; but some are round or elongate. Flesh light yellow, fairly juicy, sour, with lemon flavor. Thick rind has bitter, chemical flavor. Noelle Barkley's study, Assessing genetic diversity and population structure in a citrus germplasm collection utilizing simple sequence repeat markers (SSRs), says pure citron.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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