X Citrofortunella sp.
Received as budwood by John Carpenter, United States Date & Citrus Station, Indio, Ca, 1972.
VI spec sheet says this accession traces back to an open pollinated seedling from a large old Nagami tree at UCLA. Pollen parent unknown, EMN 5/87.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Season of flowering at Riverside
June to September
Notes and observations
EMN, 3/28/1988: Talked to John Carpenter on phone. He says USDCS 61-298 is Nagami seedling grown from Florida. Florida (Orlando) No. 2-24-6, F159.
EMN, 1/1989: This is scheduled for release to the industry for trial as an ornamental in 9/89. It needs a name. M. Roose suggests Indio mandarinquat; and, since no better names have come forth, that's what we will probably call it.
"Indio Mandarinquat: A Kumquat-Tangerine Hybrid", by Alfred R. Leoblich III, Fruit Gardener, December 1994, pages 14-15.