Yellow-Rind mandarin

Huang Pi mandarin
Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3895
PI 539528


Received as seed from China, via Dr. R. Scora, 1984.


Parents unknown. "References to mandarin we received from China and planted in lathhouse. Sent by Dr He Shan-An, Nanjing Botnaic Garden...He wrote that it is an older mandarin variety called 'Yellow Rind' in Chinese 'Huang Pi'...Commercially grown in orchards but is [being] replaced by satsuma which is preferred. 'Huang Pi' matures early. Some farmers like this [variety]." (EM Nauer, 09/1984)

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

Received & planted by R. Scora; seedlings appeared uniform but status re doubles not known. Both trees propagated from the same seedling EMN 1986.

EMN, 11/21/1988: First crop. Medium-small oblate mandarin. Rind light orange in color, smooth but slightly puffy. Loose skinned, peels & sections well. Flavor sweet this date but flat. Moderately seedy. Does not appear to have any commercial or dooryard potential- Satsuma is better quality in my opinion.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Yellow-Rind mandarin



Yellow-Rind mandarin CRC 3895004
Yellow-Rind mandarin CRC 3895001
Yellow-Rind mandarin CRC 3895003
Yellow-Rind mandarin CRC 3895006
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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