Hudson Foster grapefruit

Citrus paradisi Macfadyen

CRC 3638
PI 539477


Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Ca, 1968.


Hudson Foster came from a natural mutation on a Foster Pink grapefruit tree found in the late 1950's by a Texas citrus grower.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

February to June

Notes and observations

1979, Don Cole: Red-fleshed, very seedy & sour.

3/18/1988, EMN: Dark pink flesh, about the same as Star Ruby-- but very seedy.

5/29/2009, DK & TS: Dark pink flesh, seedy, intense flavor.


No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Hudson Foster grapefruit


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Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. 25 year old trees.
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