Bakrai mandarin x limetta hybrid

Citrus hybrid

CRC 3776 
PI 539279


Received as seed from Kaserun, Iran, 1975.


Citrus reticulata x Citrus limetta. Unknown cultivars.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

Used as rootstock in Iran; fruit sold commercially. Fruit much different in California from Palestine Sweet lime and other similar clones: rougher, thicker rind, like rough lemon; flavor about same as Palestine but darker flesh, yellow to almost orange-yellow; may be seedier. 


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Bakrai mandarin x limetta hybrid

Literature cited

Banafsheh, N. and R. Homa. 2009. Structural & phytochemical identification on developing processes of oil gland in fruit of Bakrai (Citrus reticulata x Citrus limetta). Journal of Developmental Biology 1(2):1-8. []

Curk, Franck, Frédérique Ollitrault, Andres Garcia-Lor, François Luro, Luis Navarro, and Patrick Ollitrault. 2016. Phylogenetic origin of limes and lemons revealed by cytoplasmic and nuclear markers. Annals of Botany 117: 565–583.

Dejam, M., M Khosh-Khui, and A Shekafandeh. 2006. Adventitious bud induction and plant regeneration in epicotyl segments of Bakrai (Citrus reticulata Blanco x C. limetta Swing.). International Journal of Agricultural Research 1(1):14-19. []



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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