Received as seed from Fruit Research Station, Burnihat Assam, India, 1957.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
December to January
Notes and observations
2/1988, EMN: Large, vigorous, open growing trees. Leaves large, citron-like in appearance. Young growth deep purple. Fruits look like a medium to medium/large citron. Rind yellow, rough, medium thick. Moderately seedy to seedy. Flesh pale yellow, almost white, coarse, not very juicy, sour. Looks like it could be pure citron to me; but is much more vigorous than any other citrons in our collection. So let's house it in the citron hybrids.
3/8/1988, EMN: Took fruit to Dr. Bitters for consultation. This looks some what like C. megaloxycarpa but cannot be true since C. meg. is mono-embryonic and this accession came to Ted Frolich (UCLA) as seed. C. meg. is listed as a sour pummelo in Battacharya (1966). Dr. Bitters says we should discard this accession and try to get true C. megalox. Clonally at some time in the future.
Not commercially available in California.