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Perrine lime hybrid

Citrus hybrid


CRC 2458

PI 539205





Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from CPB, 1931


Parentage/origins: Perrine is West Indian lime X Genoa lemon.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December


Notes and observations:

EMN, 11/9/1987: Cutting was labelled "48848-Lemonime" (as rec'd in 1931). CPB inventory lists 44848 as Perrine lime.Fruit examined- looks like a lemon/lime hybrid should.

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

"Perrine originated as a hybrid made by W. T. Swingle and associates of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1909 and was named and described in 1931."

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Perrine lime hybrid








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