Chinese pummelo (CRC 1224)
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Frank N. Meyer, FHB #23783, Hupeh, China, 1919.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Frank Meyer: No. 146b Hsinghan hsien, Hupeh, China. A large specimen fruit. Used as room perfumers; also to give flavor to alcoholic drinks.
12/21/1987, EMN: A large pummelo with dark yellow rind. Very thick rind, large pithy central core; flesh nearly white, dry, coarse, bitter in flavor. Seeds none to moderate in number.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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