Huang Pi mandarin
Citrus reticulata Blanco
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.