South Coast Field Station citron
Citrus medica L.
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.
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