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Citrus nippokoreana hort ex. Tanaka

Korai tachibana

 

CRC 3228

PI 539454

 

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  

 

Source: Received as seed from Y. Tanaka, Shizuka Pref., Japan, 1957.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.

 

Notes and observations:

Notes from T. Tanaka in CITROLOGIA, pg. 34, Univ. Osaka, Japan, 1961: Indigenous plants have extremely spiny erect trunk having very spiny branches, lg lvs, fr sm may reach 6 cm in dia & 4 cm tall, depressed globose, always irreg and roughened, similarly depressed & concave at both ends. Rind thick, many seeds, pulp acid. Should be tried as rootstock when C. junos suffers. 3/87- Small fruit, shriveled on tree.--EMN 11/23/88- Tanaka description above is good. Unattractive, small, yellow-orange fruit--very sour.--EMN

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus nippokoreana

 


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