Parson's Special mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 300
PI 539497
VI 605


Received as budwood from Dr. Fawcett's #106, Florida collection, 1914.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

From Australia. This accession had seedling yellows, removed by thermotherapy (Thermo 1128-2).--EMN 1985.

EMN, 10/1988: Dr. Bitters put a question mark by this one in the accession book recently. What's the problem? I don't know. Perhaps he'll tell me someday.

EMN, 1/20/1989: Soft & puffy already. Round, medium large, medium to dark orange. Peels & sections well. Flesh dark orange, tender & melting but not real juicy; numerous seeds. Flavor rich but probably over-the-hill now.

11/13/1989: Breaking color; peels well, good flavor, still slightly tart. BUT: Already slightly puffy, VERY seedy, section membranes a bit tough & chewy. Probably not promising.


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

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Parson's Special mandarin


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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