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Nicholson navel grapefruit

Citrus paradisi Macfadyen


CRC 3398

PI 539474



Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees. 


Source: Received as seed from D.J. Nicholson, Orlando, Florida, 1960.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June


Notes and observations: 

JAB: Only 2 seeds received, both produced single seedlings.

3/18/1988, EMN: A typical white grapefruit. Navel structure is small, hardly noticeable on most fruits. Moderately seedy, much more seedy than Marsh but less seedy than typical seedy grapefruits.


5/29/2009, DK & TS: Little navel at blossom end. Darker rind and flesh, which has orange flavor and aroma. Low seeded.

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Nicholson navel grapefruit





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