Red pummelo (CRC 2338)
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Source: Received as a cutting in 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Cupped leaves. Small fruit for pummelo; rind smooth, yellow, medium- thick; red flesh, ricey appearance; moderately seedy, sour.
Was listed as "Red Fleshed grapefruit", is definitely not a grapefruit, is a pummelo.-- EMN 1985.
3/10/1954, EMN: Bitters/Brusca comments: Very heavy crop. Seedy, very pink, very sour & immature at this time.
12/21/1987, EMN: Cupped leaves. Small fruit for a pummelo, rind smooth, yellow, medium thick; red flesh, ricey appearance; moderately seedy, sour now.
3/16/1989, EMN: At least 1/2 of crop on ground. Still too sour to eat.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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