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Bower mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE

CRC 3649

PI 539515

VI 281


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


Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, via Dr. Reece, Texas, 1968.


Parentage/origins: Clementine mandarin X Orlando tangelo


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

3/1987, EMN: Highly alternate bearing. Poor peeler, good flavor. Bower was developed by the USDA in Orlando, Florida.

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Bower mandarin


Texas Agriculture Experiment Station circular L-1185, July 1973

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