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Kao Phuang pummelo (CRC 2352)

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 2352
PI 539375

CPB 10088

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.

Source: Received as budwood from CPB, 1930.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

Notes and observations:

Dwarf tree, pear-shaped fruit, heavy crop, medium peel, seedy, white-fleshed, acid.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" Fruit large, broadly pyriform with distinct neck; apex even or slightly depressed; seedy if open-pollinated but otherwise not (Soost, 1964).  Lemon-yellow at maturity.  Rind medium-thick; surface smooth, glossy; less tightly adherent than Kao Pan.  Segments numerous and easily separable; carpellary membranes moderately thick and tough; axis small and solid.  Vesicles large, easily separable, and firm but juicy.  Flavor good (more acid than Kao Pan).  Medium-late in maturity and holds well on tree with retention of quality. 
      Tree similar to Kao Pan, but somewhat more vigorous and upright. 
      Groff (1927) reports that Kao Phuang is recognized as one of the two best varieties in Thailand, some persons preferring it to the famous Kao Pan.  In California, its flavor is clearly superior.  In the collections at the University of California Citrus Research Center, Riverside, one of several clones received under the name Siamese is indistinguishable from Kao Phuang, and is probably identical." 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Kao Phuang (CRC 2352)






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