Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE
Received in an unknown form from an unknown source in 1950. Produced at UCR.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
January to March
Notes and observations
This cultivars continues to lack vigor and has been repropagated several times. The fruit can be very puffy and is not very attractive. Frua is a parent of Cocktail ("grapefruit") pummelo hybrid.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit medium-sized, slightly necked, somewhat pebbled. Reddish-orange with few seeds and mild, sweet flavor. Rind puffs rather badly. Early midseason in maturity (earlier than Dancy, which it somewhat resembles). Tree lacks vigor.
Frua is a hybrid of the King mandarin with the Dancy tangerine developed from a cross made by H. B. Frost of the University of California Citrus Research Center, Riverside. It was selected in 1925 and released in 1950."
Not commercially available in California.