Pearl tangelo

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

CRC 2849
PI 539707
VI 128



Received as budwood from from the UCR Breeding Program, 1990.


 'Imperial' grapefruit x 'Willowleaf' mandarin. Made by Howard Frost and introduced in 1940.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January

Notes and observations

Fruit small at Riverside, better sizes in hotter climates. Some possibility as a home fruit.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)

"Fruit medium-small, slightly oblate; color yellow; seedy.  Rind comparatively smooth, thin and tightly adherent; axis solid.  Flesh tender, juicy; flavor pleasantly sweet.  Medium-early in maturity and loses quality if left on tree past maturity. 

Tree vigorous, spreading, drooping, and somewhat alternate bearing. 

Pearl is similar in parentage to Allspice and was released in 1940 (Frost, 1940).  It is unattractive and too small in all but the hottest climates but may be suitable for home use."



Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Pcrotection ProgramClick here to order budwood.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Pearl tangelo


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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