Citrus nippokoreana hort ex. Tanaka

Korai tachibana

CRC 3228
PI 539454


Received as seed from Y. Tanaka, Shizuka Pref., Japan, 1957.


Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations

Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, pg. 34, Univ. Osaka, Japan, 1961: Indigenous plants have extremely spiny erect trunk having very spiny branches, lg lvs, fr sm may reach 6 cm in dia & 4 cm tall, depressed globose, always irreg and roughened, similarly depressed & concave at both ends. Rind thick, many seeds, pulp acid. Should be tried as rootstock when C. junos suffers. 3/87- Small fruit, shriveled on tree.--EMN 11/23/88- Tanaka description above is good. Unattractive, small, yellow-orange fruit--very sour.--EMN



Not commercially available in California.


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