Citrus macrophylla Wester
Citrus celebica Koord.
VI 313 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Willits & Newcomb, Thermal, CA, via CCPP, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
EMN, 1/14/1988: Fruit compared with C.I. description--both agree.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, oblong to obovate; often with prominent mammilla surrounded by circular furrow; seedy. Rind medium-thick (for size of fruit); surface somewhat rough and bumpy; tightly adherent; color greenish-yellow. Segments numerous (about 15); central axis large and solid. Flesh color greenish-yellow; low in juice; strongly acid and bitter. Seeds polyembryonic.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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