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South Coast Field Station citron

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3546

PI 539435


Photos by David Karp, CVC,  12/5/2006. Photo rights. 


Source: Received as budwood from South Coast Field Station in Irvine, Ca, 1966.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. From a citron tree growing at South Coast Field Station in Irvine, Ca.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January


Notes and observations:

12/2/1987, EMN: This is a medium sized elongate citron with a prominent nose. Rind yellow, moderately pebbled & furrowed. Rind thick to very thick, flesh greenish, sour; seedy.

12/5/2006, DK & TS: Elongate, egg-shaped; thick, sweet rind; flesh rather dry, sour, but with good citron flavor; fairly seedy; probably an Etrog type.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for South Coast Field Station citron





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