Lemelo pummelo hybrid (CRC 1775)
Citrus hybrid RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from an unknown source, 1927.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Presumably a lemon and pummelo hybrid.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Exocortis removed by shoot tip grafting 1985. Open-growing tree. Fruit large, pale yellow; medium to thick rind; flesh yellow with pink blush in some fruits; few seeds; very sour.
Giant size, largest seedling in nursery of 4000 seedlings. This fruit maintains a persistent style and frequently has an interior fruit. Use for class--WPB.
11/12/1987, EMN: This accession and lemelo CRC1481 are not alike.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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