Citrus unshiu Marcovitch
Received as budwood from Japan, via Glen Dale, CCPP, 1979.
Reported to be a limb sport of Owari in the orchard of K. Dobashi in 1940.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
October to December
Notes and observations
1986, EMN: This accession had tristeza, this was eliminated by thermotherapy for processing as VI 366. Dobashi Beni is apparently NOT a popular cultivar of Satsuma in Japan; it is not mentioned in the article on Satsumas and other Japanese cultivars in Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986. This article lists Satsumas in decreasing acreage from 24,715 hectares to 1,416 hectares and Dobashi Beni is conspicuous by its absence.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Distinctive only because of its deep orange-red color. Fruit of good quality, ripening in late November or early December.
Tree of medium vigor.
This variety originated as a limb sport of Owari in the orchard of K. Dobashi in Shizuoka Prefecture and was noted about 1940. In marked contrast is Yamabuki Unshû, which is characterized by yellow rind and flesh."
Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986