Citrus limetta Risso RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Morocco, 1987.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Year-round
Notes and observations:
This accession was requested by W. P. Bitters for the Citrus Variety Collection
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-sized, depressed subglobose, commonly ribbed; base rounded or somewhat flattened; apex strongly flattened with broad and deep areolar furrow surrounding a prominent nipple. Rind thin, moderately pitted with sunken oil glands; somewhat bumpy; adherent; color light yellowish-orange. Segments about 11; axis medium in size and open. Flesh color pale yellow; juicy; very sour and aromatic. Moderately seedy, moderately polyembryonic, and chalazal spot purple.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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