Kao Phuang pummelo (CRC 3926)
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Import from Hawaii (Special permit from Sacramento), 1984.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Exocortis removed by shoot tip grafting.
Original import had exocortis; removed by shoot tip grafting (STG 225-3, 5).--EMN 1986.
12/14/1989, EMN: C.I. description fits well. Good typical pummelo flavor with nice sugar/acid balance in my opinion. Too dern seedy but what else is new in CRC pummeloland? Maybe in solid blocks it would be less seedy.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit large, broadly pyriform with distinct neck; apex even or slightly depressed; seedy if open-pollinated but otherwise not (Soost, 1964). Lemon-yellow at maturity. Rind medium-thick; surface smooth, glossy; less tightly adherent than Kao Pan. Segments numerous and easily separable; carpellary membranes moderately thick and tough; axis small and solid. Vesicles large, easily separable, and firm but juicy. Flavor good (more acid than Kao Pan). Medium-late in maturity and holds well on tree with retention of quality.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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