Fortunella japonica (Thunb.) Swingle
Received as seed from collection of Dieter Hach, Berlin, Germany, 2002.
Unknown, open pollinated seed.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Notes and observations
RRK 5/2004: "... I just harvested tiny seeds of a plant called Fortunella hindsii Prostratus, has different type of leaves, grows somewhat horizontally, and came from the late Dr. Frey in Switzerland. He was a famous 'citrologist' until his death with 92 years in 2000. He received seeds of this plant about 50 years ago from a Japanese Citrologist. Tiny fruits are about 'pea-size'". (donor's email of 2002-01-17) This introduction may be slightly different than older accessions of F hindsii, but it does not appear to grow in a prostrate manner. Of course, this might be because we have trained it up a stake in the greenhouse. We shall see how it behaves when planted without restraints in the field."
Not commercially available in California.