Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
VI 453 (No longer available)
Received as budwood from Japan, 1984.
Rootstocks of accession
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.