Kulu lemon (CRC 3045)
Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from J.F.L. Childs, USDA Station, Orlando, Florida, 1954.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Seedlings obtained from H. Schneider, CRC, Riverside. Some as Gombru.
11/13/1987, EMN: This accession and CRC 3487 are very different from each other. Foliage of this accession is generally lemon-like but with the appearance of Yuma Ponderosa lemon or Cuban Shaddock in some vigorous shoots. Fruit is medium-large, oval with nose, yellow rind, moderately smooth, no persistent styles. Interior like a lemon but flesh very pale yellow & coarse appearing, seedy. Rind thickness about like a lemon.
11/20/1987, EMN: Dr. Bitters says Kulu is not a varietal name; it is the name of the place or area from which this accession came.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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