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Dobashi Beni satsuma

Citrus unshiu Marcovitch

CRC 3794

PI 358061

VI 366

 

benibeni

Photos by Toni Siebert. 23 year old trees, C-35 left, Carrizo right. Photo rights. 

 

Source: Received as budwood from Japan, via Glen Dale, CCPP, 1979.

 

Parentage/origins: Reported to be a limb sport of Owari in the orchard of K. Dobashi in 1940.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December

 

Notes and observations:

1986, EMN: This accession had tristeza, this was eliminated by thermotherapy for processing as VI 366. Dobashi Beni is apparently NOT a popular cultivar of Satsuma in Japan; it is not mentioned in the article on Satsumas and other Japanese cultivars in Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986. This article lists Satsumas in decreasing acreage from 24,715 hectares to 1,416 hectares and Dobashi Beni is conspicuous by its absence.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

"Distinctive only because of its deep orange-red color.  Fruit of good quality, ripening in late November or early December.
      Tree of medium vigor.
      This variety originated as a limb sport of Owari in the orchard of K. Dobashi in Shizuoka Prefecture and was noted about 1940.  In marked contrast is Yamabuki Unshû, which is characterized by yellow rind and flesh."
 

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Dobashi Beni Satsuma mandarin

 

Bibliography:

Citrograph 72: 29-30, 32, Dec. 1986

 

 

 



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