Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore
Received as budwood from the Citrus Experiment station, 1930.
'Allspice' resulted from a cross of 'Imperial' grapefruit X 'Willowleaf' mandarin made by HB Frost at the CES, Riverside, in 1917 (Hodgson, 1967, p 528).
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside
November to January
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit medium-small, slightly oblate to globose; color orange-yellow; seedy. Rind thin, slightly pebbled, and rather tightly adherent. Solid axis; flesh tender and juicy; rich, tart, spicy flavor and aroma. Midseason in maturity and loses quality if left on tree much past maturity.
Tree and foliage mandarin-like in appearance.
Allspice resulted from a cross of the Imperial grapefruit and Willowleaf mandarin made in 1917 by H. B. Frost of the University of California Citrus Research Center, Riverside. Although the fruit is small, it is attractive because of its rich flavor and spicy fragrance."
Not commercially available in California.
USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Allspice tangelo