Webber tangelo

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

CRC 2746
PI 539706


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


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."


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Webber tangelo



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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