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Kinkoji unshiu mandarin (graft) hybrid
Citrus neo-aurantium


CRC 3816

PI 433260

VI 505, 392 (No longer available)



Photos by David Karp, CVC,  2 /11/2008. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from Japan, via Glenn Dale & CCPP 1979. Received from S. Tsuchiya, Fruit Tree Research Station, Division of Fruit Breeding, Yatabe, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.


Parentage/origins: This is reported to be a graft hybrid of C. obovoidea + Satsuma.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

11/23/1988, EMN: This accession received thermotherapy during processing as an import thru CCPP. External appearance is like a grapefruit with yellow rind splotched with green. Medium rind thickness, moderately seedy. Flesh is BRIGHT ORANGE IN COLOR (Surprise!). Tender, melting, very juicy; pleasant flavor but probably too mild or flat for many tastes.

3/3/2008, DK & TS: Obovata (grapefruit-like) on outside, satsuma on the inside.


Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection ProgramClick here to order budwood.


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