Hudson Foster grapefruit
Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. 25 year old trees.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Ca, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Hudson Foster came from a natural mutation on a Foster Pink grapefruit tree found in the late 1950's by a Texas citrus grower.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
1979, Don Cole: Red-fleshed, very seedy & sour.
3/18/1988, EMN: Dark pink flesh, about the same as Star Ruby-- but very seedy.
5/29/2009, DK & TS: Dark pink flesh, seedy, intense flavor.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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