Citrus × tangelo
Received as budwood from the Date Gardens, Indio, Ca, 1930.
Wekiwa is reported to be a hybrid of a grapefruit and Sampson tangelo.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
November to January
Notes and observations
4/1987, EMN: Small yellow fruit, yellow flesh, seedy, slightly tart flavor.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit medium-small, spherical to obovate or pyriform; color pale yellow; seeds comparatively few. Rind medium-thick, smooth, and fairly adherent; axis solid. Flesh tender, juicy; flavor sweet and mildly acid, becoming unpleasant when overripe. Under favorable conditions rind pink-blushed and flesh amber-pink. Early in maturity.
Tree lacking in vigor but productive; leaves small and rounded-oval.
Wekiwa is a hybrid of grapefruit and Sampson tangelo and, therefore, is in reality a tangelolo. It has not achieved commercial importance but is of interest as a novelty and because of its pink rind coloration."