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Fremont mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE

 

CRC 3558

PI 539507

VI 247

 

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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert. 01/2011, Photo rights.

 

Source: Received as budwood from Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1966.

 

Parentage/origins: Clementine mandarin x Ponkan mandarin cross made by P. C. Reece of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the U.S. Horticultural Field Station, Orlando, Florida.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January

 

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

"Fruit medium in size, oblate in form; rind medium-thick and of moderate adherence (easily peelable); surface smooth; color bright reddish-orange.  Flesh color deep orange; tender and juicy; flavor rich and sprightly.  Seeds moderately numerous, small to medium, and about half of them monoembryonic.  Early ripening (between Clementine and Dancy), but fruit retains quality exceptionally well past maturity.
      Tree moderately vigorous, upright-growing, nearly thornless, precocious, and productive, but does not shade fruit sufficiently well to prevent some sunburn.
      Fremont is an attractive, high quality, early-ripening variety that originated from a Clementine X Ponkan cross made by P. C. Reece of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the U.S. Horticultural Field Station, Orlando, Florida.  It was first fruited at Brawley, California, selected by J. R. Furr (1964) of the U.S. Date and Citrus Station, Indio, California, and released in 1964.  Fremont is recommended for the desert areas of California and Arizona."


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

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Fremont mandarin

 

 



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