Citrus medica L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a budded tree from John Carpenter, USDA Date & Citrus Station, Indio, CA, 1968. Open pollinated seedling.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown
Rootstocks of accession: CRC 1449 Citremon, Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
12/22/1987, EMN: Seedling from CRC 2360. Fruit size varies but some fruits are huge, larger than many pummelos. Smooth but slightly bumpy rind, lemon-yellow at maturity. Shape slightly oblong to elongate. Very thick rind, moderately seedy, flesh white, dry, coarse; virtually without flavor; apparently almost no sugar or acid.
12/5/2006 DK & TS: Typically pear-shaped, some fruits have a bit of a nipple; rind thick, fairly smooth, sweet, with little aftertaste; flesh acidless, white, dry, coarse. Not very aromatic for a variety named Odorata.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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