Karn Lau Yau pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 2341
PI 539366
CPB 15081


Received as budwood from CPB, 1930.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

Heavy crop. Round; white flesh; very seedy; sweet, good flavor, at peak.

"Yau" is Chinese word for grapefruit. (pummelo?- RKS)

3/10/1954, EMN: Bitters/Brusca comments: Heavy crop. Round, white flesh, very seedy, sweet. Good flavor. At peak.

12/21/1987, EMN: Good flavor but still tart now.

3/16/1989, EMN: Crop almost all on ground. Many fruits more pyriform than round. Flavor sweet now but ricy, NOT juicy.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Karn Lau Yau pummelo



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013
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