Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Received as budwood from Florida, 1996.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
October to November
Notes and observations
Selected from Thong Dee pummelo seedlings grown from seed collected in USDA germplasm collection by K. Scudder and planted in Orlando in 1947.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit medium-large, very broadly obovoid to oblate; apex slightly depressed; seedy. Light yellow at maturity. Rind medium-thin, smooth, and tightly adherent. Under favorable conditions both albedo and flesh are pink-tinged, the latter in streaks. Carpellary membranes thin but tough and readily separable from pulp. Vesicles large; juice plentiful; flavor good. Midseason in maturity.
Tree vigorous and large.
The description of this Siamese variety was adapted from Groff (1927) and does not correspond with the clone received in California in 1930 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Groff states, however, that the original materials sent to the United States consisted of seeds and seedlings. The clone in the California collections produces non-pigmented fruits of indifferent quality. That grown in Florida seems to be different since it is reported to correspond with Groff's description."