Citrus keraji hort ex. Tanaka
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from H. Yoshimura, Univ. of Osaka, Japan, 1956.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, Univ. of Osaka, 1961: "Open headed shrubby tree, nearly spineless, med lvs, narrowly winged or nearly wingless, fruit somewhat rectangular, rind rough, little acid and sweet." Note from W.P. Bitters' trip to Japan 1963: "Very small fruit, yellow to yellowish brown, rind 3 mm thick, hollow core, 3 seeds, juicy, rich, very little rag, tangelo taste, appears polyembryonic, too small for commercial use, try as rootstock."
EMN, 3/1987: Small to medium sized mandarin, very puffy, sweet but very overripe now.
EMN, 1/18/1989: A strange mandarin. Very light orange, almost just dark yellow. Puffy, moderately rough rind. Peels & sections well. Flesh light orange, very juicy & sweet, almost acidless. Seeds large, about 1 per section. Section membranes very tough to chew.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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