Wekiwa tangelo

Citrus × tangelo

CRC 2012
PI 539696
VI 596


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."


Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Wekiwa tangelo



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Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC
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