Pursha lime x Chinotto sour orange hybrid
Citrus aurantium hybrid
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 2/11/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Joe Furr, USDA Date & Citrua Station, Indio, CA, 1962.
Parentage/origins: This accession is a cross of [Rangpur lime X Shekwasha] by Chinotto sour orange. Shekwasha is also known as Citrus depressa or Citrus pectinifera.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
3/1987, EMN: Fruit is very sour with some lime-like flavor. Might have use as an ornamental.
2/26/1988: These larger and less compact than Chinotto. Fruits are slightly smaller and much lighter colored than Chinotto fruits; so for ornamental use, Chinotto seems better. Fruit is moderately seedy, light orange flesh, sour.
2/11/2008, OJB, TS & DK: Smooth, thin skin, small fruit; greenish orange flesh; sour, with pleasant lime and sour orange flavor; calamondin-shaped fruit, round leaves, shrubby growing habit.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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