Citrus ujukitsu Tanaka

Ujukitsu, Bushukan, Tsurukan

CRC 3467
PI 539687


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


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

Notes from Dr. Bitters' 1963 trip to Japan: Average size fruit height 6.2 cm, wide 6.4 cm, yellow orange rind, globose, smooth, stem end rounded, smooth, stylar end flat, no areole, rind 4 mm, 25-30 seeds, polyembryonic, leaves very similar to sweet orange. Not a commercial variety--may have rootstock possiblities.

EMN, 2/23/1988: Small to medium sized fruit; round to pyriform. Medium yellow, farily smooth (about like a navel orange) rind. Moderately thick rind; seedy; flesh light orange color, juicy, melting; palatable while slightly tart. Dr. Bitters think this may be a sweet orange hybrid.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus ujukitsu


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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