Jullunder Khatti rough lemon
Citrus jambhiri Lush. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp, CVC. Photo rights. Seedling tree.
Source: Received as seed collected by R. Krueger from Chettalli, Karnataka, India, date unknown. Trip was part of a USDA-India exchange program. ISSR markers differ from 'Florida' rough lemon (PI 539262/CRC 3385).
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa, C-35 citrange. Some are seedling trees.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
3/3/2008, DK & TS: The map says this is a rough lemon. It's an easy peeling, round fruit, with rough yellow skin, thin membranes, and very sour flesh.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium in size, of highly variable form but usually oblate to elliptic-oblong; commonly with irregularly furrowed or lobed basal collar or neck; usually with broad apical nipple surrounded by a deep irregular areolar furrow. Rind medium-thick; surface typically deeply pitted, and rough or bumpy, sometimes ribbed; easily separable; color lemon-yellow to brownish-orange. Segments about 10; axis large and hollow. Flesh color light yellow to pale orange; medium juicy; flavor moderately acid. Seeds numerous, small, highly polyembryonic, and cotyledons faintly green. Some crop throughout the year but mainly in winter.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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