Shigelom, Kinkuneba, Tengumikan

Citrus tengu hort. ex Tanaka RUTACEAE

CRC 3464
PI 539686


Received as seed from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (via W.P. Bitters (CRC), 1963.


Parents unknown. Presumably a pummelo and sweet orange hybrid.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

Medium-large, dark orange fruit; somewhat like large navel orange; globose to pyriform; rind thick; flesh orange, a bit coarse; seedy; nice flavor; juice percentage low.

12/15/1987, EMN: A medium-large, dark orange fruit- appears some what like a large navel orange. Globose to slightly pyriform. Rind moderately thick, flesh orange, seedy, flavor tart but borderline edible now- ok again later in season.

2/23/1988, EMN: Nice flavor now. Should make a nice juice except that flesh is a bit coarse and juice percentage seems low. Thickness of rind and seed content rule it out as a market fruit here.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus tengu



Tengu Pummelox Sweet Orange Hybrid crc3464004
Tengu Pummelox Sweet Orange Hybrid crc3464005
Tengu Pummelox Sweet Orange Hybrid crc3464001
Tengu Pummelox Sweet Orange Hybrid crc3464006
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013.
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