Citrus tengu hort. ex Tanaka RUTACEAE
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.