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Mency tangor

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3183

PI 539242  


Photos by David Karp,CVC, 3/13/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo, 25 year old tree.


Source: Received as seed from H.B. Frost, 1915.


Parentage/origins: Mediterranean Sweet orange x Dancy mandarin


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

4/1987, EMN: Small orange colored fruit- too small for commercial use. Most fruit is on ground now.

3/13/2008, DK & TS: Productive; fruit small to medium in size, round; deep orange, pebbly rind; flesh seedy, juicy, sweet, a bit bland. 

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" Fruit medium-small, reddish-orange, slightly oblate and necked, and faintly pebbled.  Rind peels readily.  Seedy, early ripening fruit of sprightly, acid flavor.  Sensitive to sunburn and does not hold well on tree, but good for home use.
      This synthetic tangor resulted from breeding work by H. B. Frost of the University of California Citrus Research Center, Riverside.  It is of Dancy tangerine and Mediterranean Sweet orange parentage, in which respect it is reciprocal to Dweet."


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


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