Banokan pummelo

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 3950
PI 539402 

VI 459 (No longer available)


Received as budwood from Japan, 1983.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

Tristeza and exocortis removed by thermotherapy and shoot tip grafting.

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. 

Banôkan [C. grandis var. banokan Tan.]—A medium-large, yellow, oblate to subglobose, thick-rinded, juicy, subacid fruit of good flavor and late maturity.  Both tree and fruit are very much like pummelo." 


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 Banokan pummelo



Banokan pummelo CRC3950005
Banokan pummelo CRC3950002
Banokan pummelo CRC3950006
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013.
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