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Philippine citron

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3533

PI 539431



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: Yuma Ponderosa lemon.


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January


Notes and observations:

12/2/1987, EMN: Seed for 60-14 came from CRC #757. A medium-large elongate citron with blunt nose and persistent style. Rind dark yellow, thick, seedy, very sour.

11/7/2006, DK & OJB: Philippine (pure citron) has a moderately thick rind. It’s juicy and very acid; it leaves a bit of a sweet aftertaste.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Philippine citron



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