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San Jacinto tangelo

Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore

CRC 2011

PI 539695



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  


Source: Received as budwood from Date Gardens, Indio, CA, 1930.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to February

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):  

"Fruit medium-sized, round or obovate; commonly slightly necked; color orange-yellow; seedy.  Rind relatively smooth, thin, fairly free-peeling; axis hollow.  Flesh color pale orange-yellow; tender, very juicy; flavor sprightly and subacid.  Maturity season early.
      Tree vigorous and productive; leaves small to medium, oval-shaped, and pointed.
      This variety originated at the U.S. Date and Citrus Station, Indio, California, as a seedling of an unnamed tangelo of grapefruit-tangerine (presumably Dancy) parentage from a pollination made by Swingle in Florida in 1899.  Introduced in 1931, San Jacinto has never attained commercial importance.

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for San Jacinto tangelo






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