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Limau Mata Susu citron hybrid

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3755

PI 539439



Photos by David Karp, CVC,  12/5/2006. Photo rights. 


Source: Received as seed from Dr. Richard A. Hamilton, University of Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii. 1971. Open pollinated seedling.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Seeds were sent to Dr. Hamilton from Malaysia.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January


Notes and observations:

WPB: Looks like citron characters; no multiples but uniform seedlings.

12/22/1987, EMN: Appears to be a small to medium sized citron with smooth yellow rind and a pointy nose. Fruit shape varies from almost round to elongate. Rind medium thick, like a lemon, thin for a citron; seedy, flesh light yellow, sour, lemon-like flavor.

12/5/2006, DK & TS: Small to medium in size; almost round; pronounced nipple; very seedy. Rind thin for a citron. Juicy, medium acidity, lemon aroma. Tree very thorny.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Limau Mata Susu citron hybrid





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