Citrus reticulata Blanco
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from South Africa, unknown time.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Introduced from Australia into South Africa in 1979. Appears to be typical Ellendale but trees in South Africa still too young to draw definite conclusions. Eating qulaity appears very good to date but up to 15 seeds per fruit have been found even where trees were caged to prevent pollination.--Info. from A.T.C. Lee (see CRC 3954). Listed by Lee as an "Ellendale Selection." TCI, Vol. I, pp 514 states that Ellendale is "moderately seedy" so this could be true Ellendale. We probably should give this import a low processing priority and concentrate on true Ellendale which was received from Australia in this same shipment (Q-24507).--EMN 1986.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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