Cecily grapefruit (CRC 3637)
Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
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 CRC 2014, CVC, Riverside, Ca, 1966.
Parentage/origins: Parent is Cecily grapefruit CRC 2014. Polyembryonic.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
3/18/1988, EMN: See note this date on CRC 2014 accession card.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" This South African variety is so similar to Marsh that the two are virtually indistinguishable. It was found near Uitenhage, Cape Colony, in 1922, presumably as a limb sport, in a small planting of trees of the Walters variety that had been imported from Florida. It was named by the owner, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, in honor of his daughter Cecily.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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