Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE
Received as budwood from H.B. Frost, Riverside, Calif. 1915.
'King' tangor and 'Willowleaf' mandarin
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
November to January
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit small-sized, oblate; rind faintly pebbled; seeds numerous. Light yellowish-orange; flavor rich and sweet. Matures early. Tree vigorous and tends strongly to alternate bearing.
Honey is a hybrid of the King mandarin with the Willowleaf (Mediterranean) mandarin made by H. B. Frost of the University of California Citrus Research Center, Riverside. This hybrid is a sister of Encore, Kinnow, and Wilking. It was described in 1943 but never released officially."