Nova IR10 mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 4206
VI 767
 (Not yet available)


Received as budwood from the UCR Breeding Program, 2008.


Irradiated selection of 'Nova' (Clementine' X 'Orlando' tangelo)


Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Mid-December to early January

Notes and observations

This is an unreleased selection of the University of California. Permission was granted to plant it in the Citrus Variety Collection for observation. Budwood is not available at this time. This selection is described as a "Mid-season maturing (mid December - early January) irradiated selection of 'Nova' mandarin. Similar in appearance, quality and production characteristics to 'Nova' with the exception of seed numbers (0.8 - 1.3 seeds/fruit compared to 12 - 22 seeds/fruit for 'Nova'). Fruit are somewhat larger than normal 'Nova' (size 21) but are similar in all other characters. Excellent, rich, distinctive 'Nova' flavor (14 - 16 º brix). Long-term production has not been determined but early evaluations indicate good production. Does not tend to alternate bear." (Information from M Roose and T Williams, 06/28/2008). (RR Krueger, 07/14/2010)


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Nova IR10 mandarin


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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