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Webber tangelo

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


CRC 2746

PI 539706



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


Source: Received as seed from H.J. Webber in 1937.


Parentage/origins: It is a hybrid of Duncan grapefruit X Dancy mandarin.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to April


Notes and observations:

24 seeds from 3 different fruits. Planted in a pot at Pathology greenhouse on 5/5/37 by R.E. Caryl. 3 seedlings transplanted to lath house 8/37. 3 planted in nursery in Sl row 57- March 7, 1938. 4/87- Medium-small fruit, light to medium orange rind color, orange flesh, tart flavor, seedy.

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

"Webber is a medium-sized, flat, thin-skinned orange-colored fruit of good quality.  The variety is of Duncan grapefruit and Dancy tangerine parentage and was selected in Florida in 1909 and introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1932.  It has never achieved commercial importance."


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Webber tangelo






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