Bengal citron hybrid
Citrus medica L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Ed Pollock, New South Wales, Australia, 1954. Open pollinated seedling.
Parentage/Origins: Old variety from Bengal, India; parents unknown.
Roostocks of accession: CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa Lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and Observations:
12/22/1987, EMN: Foliage is not entirely citron-like but could be a citron hybrid. Fruit large, pummelo size. Rind medium yellow, moderately smooth; about like a slightly rough navel orange. Thick rind; seedy, flesh light yellow, sour. Many fruits on ground now.
12/5/2006, DK & TS: Lots of softball-size and shape fruits on the tree. Fruits round, no nipples; rind medium-thin, moderately smooth, very bitter; flesh moderately juicy, very tart, nice fruity flavor. Foliage indicates citron hybrid.
Availabilty: Not commercially available in California.
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