Koster tangor

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3958
PI 539535
VI 499


Received as budwood from South Africa, unknown time.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to November

Notes and observations

Introduced from Australia into South Africa in 1979. Appears to be typical Ellendale but trees in South Africa still too young to draw definite conclusions. Eating qulaity appears very good to date but up to 15 seeds per fruit have been found even where trees were caged to prevent pollination.--Info. from A.T.C. Lee (see CRC 3954). Listed by Lee as an "Ellendale Selection." TCI, Vol. I, pp 514 states that Ellendale is "moderately seedy" so this could be true Ellendale. We probably should give this import a low processing priority and concentrate on true Ellendale which was received from Australia in this same shipment (Q-24507).--EMN 1986.


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USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Koster tangor



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC
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