Giant Key lime
Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle
VI 590 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Winterhaven, Florida, 2000.
Parentage/origins: Spontaneous autotetraploid selected from seedling population of diploid Key lime in 1973 by HC Barrett, US Horticultural Research Laboratory, Orlando.
Rootstocks of accession: Citrus macrophylla, Schaub Rough lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: September to November
Notes and observations:
RRK, 8/2006: This is said to have wood pocket. Spontaneous autotetraploid selected from seedling population of diploid Key lime in 1973 by HC Barrett, US Horticultural Research Laboratory, Orlando. Fruit are more than twice as large as ordinary diploid key lime but have true key lime flavor and aroma. Suggested as a containerized ornamental by developer.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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