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Citrus megaloxycarpa hybrid

Bor-tenga

CRC 3241

PI 539446

 

megaloxycarpamegaloxycarpa

megaloxycarpamegaloxycarpa

megaloxycarpamegaloxycarpa

megaloxycarpamegaloxycarpa

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

 

Source: Received as seed from Fruit Research Station, Burnihat Assam, India, 1957.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January

 

Notes and observations:

2/1988, EMN: Large, vigorous, open growing trees. Leaves large, citron-like in appearance. Young growth deep purple. Fruits look like a medium to medium/large citron. Rind yellow, rough, medium thick. Moderately seedy to seedy. Flesh pale yellow, almost white, coarse, not very juicy, sour. Looks like it could be pure citron to me; but is much more vigorous than any other citrons in our collection. So let's house it in the citron hybrids.

3/8/1988, EMN: Took fruit to Dr. Bitters for consultation. This looks some what like C. megaloxycarpa but cannot be true since C. meg. is mono-embryonic and this accession came to Ted Frolich (UCLA) as seed. C. meg. is listed as a sour pummelo in Battacharya (1966). Dr. Bitters says we should discard this accession and try to get true C. megalox. Clonally at some time in the future.

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Citrus megaloxycarpa hybrid

 

 


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