Citrus yatsushiro hort ex. Tanaka (CRC 3466)

Yatsushiro mikan

CRC 3466
PI 539712


Received as seed from Okitsu, Shizuoka Pref., Japan (via W.P. Bitters), 1966.


Parents unknown.

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. 56, Univ. Osaka, Japan: Spineless tree about 6 meters high, lvs oval, obtuse, petiole wing wedge-shaped, fr resembles satsuma in rind color, little more rounded than satsuma, green polyembroyo. Notes from W.P. Bitters 1963 trip to Japan: Fr oblate shaped, with 5-7 cm, th 4.1 am, stem end flat, stylar end flattened, sl depressed, no areole or navel, smooth rind, good orange color. Rind 2-3 mm thick, lg hollow core, flesh deep orange, av. 3 seeds, polyembryonic, flesh juicy, tender, rich, no rag, lvs sm, elliptical, petiole short, sl winged. This may have possiblities for commercial use in Calif. in the Coachella & San Joaquin valleys. 3/87- Early medium-small mandarin type. Has been tried at Lindcove and appears to have no value there.--EMN.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus yatsushiro (CRC 3466)



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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