Badhri citron hybrid

Citrus medica L. 

CRC 3723 
PI 539438


Received as seed from Dr. L.C. Knorr, US-AID, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, India, 1969. Open pollinated seedling.


Seeds were collected at Abohar, Punjab. Parents unknown. 

Rootstock of accession

CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January

Notes and observations

12/22/1987, EMN: Tree is large and vigorous; probably not pure citron. Fruit is not especially large, about like an oversized navel orange. Rind dark yellow, moderately rough and ribbed. Round to slightly elongate. Rind medium thick; moderately seedy, flesh light orange-yellow. Sweet and insipid; probably virtually acidless.

12/5/2006, DK & TS: Round, medium to small for a citron; thin, dark yellow or orangish skin; tender, juicy, orange-yellow flesh, acidless, with soapy limetta flavor. Original variety in India had very large fruit; the variety was named after a politician. 


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Badhri citron hybrid



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