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Mexican citron

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3531

PI 539429


Photos by David Karp, CVC,  11/7/2006. Photo rights.


 Source: Received as budwood from John Carpenter, USDA Date & Citrus Station, Indio, Ca, 1966. Open pollinated seedling


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Citrus macrophylla, Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January


Notes and observations:

1/20/1989, EMN: A small to medium sized citron. Lemon shaped, many fruits still green now. Rind moderately rough & ridged, very thick. Pulp white, not juicy, flesh; sweet but bland; seeds numerous.

11/7/2006, DK & OJB: Many specimens have a persistant style. Seedy; thick, bitter rind; acidless flesh.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Mexican citron




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