Kawachi Bankan pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 3944
PI 539397
VI 453 (No longer available)


Received as budwood from Japan, 1984.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

Thermotherapy during import processing. See Citrograph 72(2): pp 29-30, Dec. 1986: large fruit; mature late. Kawachi-bankan acreage is increasing in Japan. Kawachi-bankan is a natural hybrid of pummelo found in Kumamoto Prefecture (formerly called Kawachi) about 1910. Fruit are large (300-500g), mature late, can be shipped at the end of May, after the domestic citrus fruits (in Japan).


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.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Kawachi Bankan pummelo



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013
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