Clement tangelo

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

CRC 2603
PI 539702


Received as budwood from USDA, Sacaton, Arizona, 1936.


Clement is a hybrid of Duncan grapefruit X Clementine mandarin.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

This accession had psorosis which was eliminated by thermo-therapy (Thrmo 1546-6)--EMN 1986.

EMN, 3/22/1988: Paul Moore thinks this accession may have potential as a market or dooryard fruit, and might be worth entering into the CCPP. With this in mind, I looked at a couple of fruit this date. It has very good flavor and would probably make an excellent juice, and is a farily attractive fruit, BUT: it is seedy, has a thick rind and a large hollow center, making the flesh area small in relation to fruit size. Let's watch it another season; this thickness of rind and hollow core may be excessive this year since this is a first crop on a young tree; but otherwise it does not look to me to be highly promising.

EMN, 1/20/1989: Excessive rind thickness & hollow core noted last year do not appear as bad this season, but one heavily laden limb has many small fruits.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

 "Fruit medium-large, subglobose to slightly oblong; color light orange-yellow.  Few-seeded (monoembryonic); rind pebbled, somewhat wrinkled, comparatively thick, and easily peeled.  Flesh color dull yellow; soft, somewhat gelatinous; flavor mildly sweet.  Medium-early in maturity.

Tree productive.

Clement is a hybrid of the Duncan grapefruit and Clementine mandarin produced in Florida in 1914 by W. T. Swingle of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and introduced in 1931.  It has not attained commercial importance. "


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Clement tangelo

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