Zhuluan sour orange hybrid (CRC 3930)

Citrus aurantium L.

CRC 3930
PI 539171


Received and grown by R. K. Soost from China, 1985.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

January to March

Notes and observations

1/1989, EMN: Also came in as budwood import, see CRC 3981.

6/1989, EMN: Noted on original USDA spec. list as "salt tolerant".

8/1989, EMN: Additional info regarding Zhuluan received from Dr. Bitters this month: Vermillion Globe sour orange, may be a sour orange hybrid. Supposedly salt tolerant. But it is used as a rootstock in Chejlaing where tangerine varieties grow well on it. Since tristeza is indiginous to China, it may be like Goutoucheng, this has some tristeza tolerance.

3/3/2008, DK & TS: Typical sour orange, with seedy, tender flesh. DK thinks it’s less sour than Seville.


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC 3930



Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC3930
Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC3930 #2
Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC3930-01
Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC3930-03
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 3/3/2008.
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