Odorata citron

Citrus medica L.

CRC 3655
PI 539437


Received as a budded tree from John Carpenter, USDA Date & Citrus Station, Indio, CA, 1968. Open-pollinated seedling.


Parents unknown

Rootstocks of accession

CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January

Notes and observations

12/22/1987, EMN: Seedling from CRC 2360. Fruit size varies but some fruits are huge, larger than many pummelos. Smooth but slightly bumpy rind, lemon-yellow at maturity. Shape slightly oblong to elongate. Very thick rind, moderately seedy, flesh white, dry, coarse; virtually without flavor; apparently almost no sugar or acid.

12/5/2006 DK & TS: Typically pear-shaped, some fruits have a bit of a nipple; rind thick, fairly smooth, sweet, with little aftertaste; flesh acidless, white, dry, coarse. Not very aromatic for a variety named Odorata.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Odorata citron


Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006.
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