Hassaku pummelo hybrid (CRC 3942)
Citrus hassaku hort. ex Tanaka RUTACEAE
VI 451 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Japan, 1984.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Thermotherapy to remove tristeza. Hassaku is probably of pummelo-mandarin parentage with pummelo predominant.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-large (9-10 cm in diameter), slightly oblate; both ends somewhat depressed; seedy and monoembryonic. Rind color orange-yellow; medium-thick; surface somewhat coarsely pebbled; moderately adherent. Segments numerous; axis large and semi-hollow at maturity. Flesh color light yellow; somewhat coarse-grained; lacking in juice; flavor good. Early midseason in maturity and stores only moderately well.
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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