Bengal citron hybrid

Citrus medica L. 

CRC 3055
PI 539417


Received as seed from Ed Pollock, New South Wales, Australia, 1954. Open-pollinated seedling. 


Old variety from Bengal, India; parents unknown. 

Rootstocks of accession

CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa Lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January 

Notes and Observations

12/22/1987, EMN: Foliage is not entirely citron-like but could be a citron hybrid. Fruit large, pummelo size. Rind medium yellow, moderately smooth; about like a slightly rough navel orange. Thick rind; seedy, flesh light yellow, sour. Many fruits on ground now.

12/5/2006, DK & TS: Lots of softball-size and shape fruits on the tree. Fruits round, no nipples; rind medium-thin, moderately smooth, very bitter; flesh moderately juicy, very tart, nice fruity flavor. Foliage indicates citron hybrid. 


Not commercially available in California.  

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Bengal citron hybrid 



Bengal citron hybrid CRC3055001
​Bengal citron hybrid CRC3055002
​Bengal citron hybrid CRC3055003
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006.
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