Citrus tamurana hort. ex Tanaka
Received as seed from J.R. Creech, Kurume, Kyushu, Japan, 1955.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
January to May
Notes and observations
Large, yellow-fleshed fruit.
1/23/1988, EMN: In C.I. (pp. 551), Hodgson lists this as a pummelo-like fruit. Dr. Bitters thinks it may be a sweet orange hybrid. Oh, woe is me; where shall we put it? Sour now; let's wait and taste it later to see if it is sweet enough to fit as a sweet orange hybrid.
5/27/1988, EMN: Could be considered borderline edible now but is still too sour for my taste. Fruit appears mostly pummelo-like; foliage appears orange (sweet)- like.
8/1988, EMN: Let's house this one with the pummelo hybrids for now & cross-reference it as a sweet orange hybrid.
6/10/2009 DK & TS: Separates easily from rind; sour; going dry.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Hyûganatsu [C. tamurana Tan.]—A medium-sized, light yellow, globose to oblong, juicy, sweet-flavored, moderately seedy, late-ripening fruit which requires cross-pollination."
Not commercially available in California.