Citrus macrophylla Wester
Citrus celebica Koord.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Willits & Newcomb, Thermal, CA, via CCPP, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
EMN, 1/14/1988: Fruit compared with C.I. description--both agree.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, oblong to obovate; often with prominent mammilla surrounded by circular furrow; seedy. Rind medium-thick (for size of fruit); surface somewhat rough and bumpy; tightly adherent; color greenish-yellow. Segments numerous (about 15); central axis large and solid. Flesh color greenish-yellow; low in juice; strongly acid and bitter. Seeds polyembryonic.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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