Citrus medica L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 11/7/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from John Carpenter, USDA Date & Citrus Station, Indio, Ca, 1966. Open pollinated seedling.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. From U.S. Hort. Station (Hiawassie Farm) Orlando, Florida.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
12/3/1987, EMN: A medium-large elongate citron with a blunt nose. Rind smooth but bumpy and furrowed. Yellow, very thick rind, small central core, seedy, very sour. Appears to be very similar to Diamante (CRC 3523).
11/7/2006, DK: The flesh appears to be dry and ricey, but is actually fairly juicy, with a nice, tart citron flavor. Very seedy, and the seeds have some anthocyanin. The rind is medium in thickness.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit large, long-oval to ellipsoid; basal cavity furrowed and surrounded by low collar; apex broadly nippled; and seedy. Color lemon-yellow at maturity. Rind very thick and fleshy; surface smooth and sometimes indistinctly lobed or ribbed. Flesh crisp; lacking in juice, but acid, like lemon.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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