Limau Mata Susu citron hybrid
Citrus medica L.
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.
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