Citrus asahikan Tanaka RUTACEAE
VI 432 (No longer available)
Received as budwood from Japan via Glenn Dale (requested by W.P. Bitters), 1983.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
October to November
Notes and observations
1/20/1989, EMN: About the size and shape of a Marsh grapefruit, but much darker orange-yellow rind color at maturity. Rind slightly rough, medium in thickness. Pulp yellow, tender & juicy, but too sour to eat at this time. Seeds numerous.
4/18/1989, EMN: Several on ground but most are still tightly attached to tree. Flavor OK- still too tart for my taste but might be palatable to a grapefruit lover. Moderately seedy.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Of limited commercial importance in Japan are several other pummelo-like fruits either known or thought to have originated as chance seedlings.
Not commercially important but of interest in the category of pummelo-like fruits are the Asahikan (C. asahikan Tan.) of Japan and theAttani (C. rugulosa Tan.) of India."
No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.