Sacaton tangelo (CRC 2609)
Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from USDA, Sacaton, Arizona, 1936.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
D. Hutchinson (12/79) shows CPB 52018-I-2 listed as Pine (also called Salad)--R.K. Soost 12/79.
This accession and Sacaton tangelo CRC 3331 are NOT alike. This has orange flesh, and CRC 3331 has yellow flesh.
EMN, 4/1987: Medium sized fruit, yellow to medium orange, peels & sections readily, flavor sweet and refreshing, few to moderate number of seeds. Almost all fruit on ground now.1/18/89- Flavor good now. Seems seedier this year. Probably too seedy for backyard use.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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