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Giant Key lime

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle

 

CRC 4069

PI 654857

VI 590

 

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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: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Giant Key lime

 

 

 

 

 



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