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Batangas mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3659

PI 539516

 

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

 

Source: Received as seed from another accession, CRC 2333, 8A-26-29, 1966.

 

Parentage/origins: From a multiple seedling of another accession CRC 2333.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.

 

Notes and observations:

EMN, 12/23/1988: Apparent alternate bearer. Heavy crop but fruit size is still medium to medium-large. Variable shape but generally globose with a depressed apex. Rind medium smooth but puffy. Rind color is light to medium orange. Peels & sections well. Moderately seedy; too much rag. Flavor only fair, somewhat bland. Does not appear to have any commercial potential.

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Batangas mandarin

 



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