Citrus medica L.
Received as seed from H. Chapot, Rabat, Morocco, 1959. Open-pollinated seedling.
According to H. Chapot, this accession was introduced from Iran in France.
Rootstock of accession
CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside
November to January
Notes and observations
12/22/1987, EMN: Hybrid citron with rough, cylindrical fruits. Of 39 seeds: 20 single seedlings, 16 doubles, 3 triples. Large, very rough fruits. Light lemon yellow but side of fruit facing south remains green while rest of fruit colors. Very thick rind, seedy, flesh light yellow, sour.
12/5/2006, DK & TS: Roundish oval shape. Rind very thick, really soft, and bitter. Soft, juicy flesh, very tart, seedy. According to Ottillia 'Toots' Bier, this accession is a favorite of Indians for making preserves.
Not commercially available in California.