Mapo tangelo

Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore

CRC 4222
VI 796


Received as budwood from Spain via CCPP,  2011.


A cross between 'Avana' mandarin and 'Duncan' grapefruit.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January

Notes and observations

Used as an indicator plant. Mapo is a cross between "Avana" mandarin and grapefruit, "Duncan", very early. Its fruits have a thin skin that is mostly green even when fully ripe. The flesh is yellow-orange uniform, has a pleasantly sour/bitter taste with some notes of mandarin. It 'a tree of medium strong vigor, an expanded globose, rounded, with branches that tend to bend down and showing spines only on the most vigorous. From this fruit is produced Mapo. Mapo liquor produced by the Campari Group, also known for its commercials. Information from, Campari group, and


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Mapo tangelo


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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