Siamese acidless pummelo
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
VI 443 (No longer available)
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a live plant from the CPB, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown.
Notes and observations:
OJB: Siamese Sweet pummelo is an essentially acidless variety of pummelo.The tree is small in stature with drooping branches. The fruits are oblate with a slightly rough yellow rind. The flavor is insipid. Siamese Sweet pummelo has been used extensively in breeding programs and is the seed parent of Oroblanco and Melogold pummelo-grapefruit hybrids, Chandler pummelo, and Cocktail pummelo-mandarin hybrid. It is mature in the winter and holds well on the tree.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"At least two clones of the non-acid (hence sweet) pummelo group are known and there are doubtless others.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California. 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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