Karn Lau Yau pummelo
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from CPB, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations: Heavy crop. Round; white flesh; very seedy; sweet, good flavor, at peak.
"Yau" is Chinese word for grapefruit. (pummelo?- RKS)
3/10/1954, EMN: Bitters/Brusca comments: Heavy crop. Round, white flesh, very seedy, sweet. Good flavor. At peak.
12/21/1987, EMN: Good flavor but still tart now.
3/16/1989, EMN: Crop almost all on ground. Many fruits more pyriform than round. Flavor sweet now but ricy, NOT juicy.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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