Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore
VI 201 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a tree from Gordon Wallace, Nurseryman, 1933.
Parentage/origins: Sampson is a grapefruit and Dancy tangerine hybrid resulting from a cross made in 1897 by Swingle in Florida.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
A strong vigorous Sampson tangelo seedling selected from a row of seedlings in the nursery.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly obovate; often somewhat necked; color orange-yellow; seedy. Rind smooth, thin, relatively adherent; axis semi-hollow. Flesh color dull orange; juicy, somewhat acid; flavor with distinctive bitterish tang. Late-midseason in maturity. Seeds highly polyembryonic.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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