Citrus reticulata Blanco
VI 656 (No longer available)
Received as budwood from MAF, Keri Keri Hort. Research Station, New Zealand, 2002.
Parents unknown. Origin of 'Richard's Special' in Australia was apparently as a seedling selection.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations
According to A Harty, the New Zealand budsource was received a in the 1930's. Origin of 'Richard's Special' in Australia was apparently as a seedling selection. It is not known whether this accession differs from pi 539506/RCRC 3329. This selection is said to do well in cool northern New Zealand.
No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved bud source. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved bud source or to start a reintroduction inquiry.