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Mapo tangelo

Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore

 

CRC 4222

VI 796

 

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.  Photo rights.  

 

Source: Received as budwood from Spain via CCPP,  2011.

 

Parentage/origins: A cross between 'Avana' mandarin and 'Duncan' grapefruit.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January

 

Notes and observations:

Used as an indicator plant. Mapo is a cross between "Avana" mandarin and grapefruit, "Duncan", very early. Its fruits have a thin skin that is mostly green even when fully ripe. The flesh is yellow-orange uniform, has a pleasantly sour/bitter taste with some notes of mandarin. It 'a tree of medium strong vigor, an expanded globose, rounded, with branches that tend to bend down and showing spines only on the most vigorous. From this fruit is produced Mapo. Mapo liquor produced by the Campari Group, also known for its commercials. Information from agraria.org, Campari group, and spotlandia.com

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Mapo tangelo

 

 

 

 






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