Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from USDA, Sacaton, Arizona, 1936.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
This accession had psorosis which was eliminated by thermo-therapy (Thrmo 1546-6)--EMN 1986.
EMN, 3/22/1988: Paul Moore thinks this accession may have potential as a market or dooryard fruit, and might be worth entering into the CCPP. With this in mind, I looked at a couple of fruit this date. It has very good flavor and would probably make an excellent juice, and is a farily attractive fruit, BUT: it is seedy, has a thick rind and a large hollow center, making the flesh area small in relation to fruit size. Let's watch it another season; this thickness of rind and hollow core may be excessive this year since this is a first crop on a young tree; but otherwise it does not look to me to be highly promising.
EMN, 1/20/1989: Excessive rind thickness & hollow core noted last year do not appear as bad this season, but one heavily laden limb has many small fruits.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-large, subglobose to slightly oblong; color light orange-yellow. Few-seeded (monoembryonic); rind pebbled, somewhat wrinkled, comparatively thick, and easily peeled. Flesh color dull yellow; soft, somewhat gelatinous; flavor mildly sweet. Medium-early in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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