Natsuzabon (CRC 3904)

Citrus hiroshimana hort. ex Yu. Tanaka 

CRC 3904
PI 539200
VI 431
 (No longer available)


Received as budwood from Japan via Glenn Dale as requested by W.P. Bitters, 1983.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to May

Notes and observations

No virus found in original import (routine Thermo 1546-17, 18) CRC 3275, rec'd 1960, also listed as C. hiroshimana. Should compare this accession with that one when fruit available.

1/18/1989, EMN: Only a few first year fruit, may all be late or off-bloom. Similar but smaller size than fruit on CRC 3275- Check again next year.

2/26/1990, EMN: This accession and CRC 3275 are NOT alike. If this one is true C, hiroshimana (and it should be), then CRC 3275 is probably a chance hybrid seedling. Fruit of this accession is medium-large pummelo sized; rind bright yellow with still some areas of medium green at this time, moderately rough & pebbled. Rind thick. Flesh white, sour, many seeds.


No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved bud source. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved bud source or to start a reintroduction inquiry.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus hiroshimana grapefruit (CRC 3904)



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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