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Pearl tangelo

Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore


CRC 2849

PI 539707

VI 128



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  


Source: Received as budwood from from the UCR Breeding Program, 1990.


Parentage/origins: 'Imperial' grapefruit x 'Willowleaf' mandarin. Made by Howard Frost and introduced in 1940.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January


Notes and observations:

Fruit small at Riverside, better sizes in hotter climates. Some possibility as a home fruit.

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

" Fruit medium-small, slightly oblate; color yellow; seedy.  Rind comparatively smooth, thin and tightly adherent; axis solid.  Flesh tender, juicy; flavor pleasantly sweet.  Medium-early in maturity and loses quality if left on tree past maturity. 
      Tree vigorous, spreading, drooping, and somewhat alternate bearing. 
      Pearl is similar in parentage to Allspice and was released in 1940 (Frost, 1940).  It is unattractive and too small in all but the hottest climates but may be suitable for home use.  "


Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.

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