Citrus × tangelo
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Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Page is a cross between Minneola tangelo and Clementine mandarin made by Gardner and Bellows of the U.S.D.A. in 1942. Page was officially released as an orange, but technically speaking the variety is a tangelo hybrid since its parentage is three-fourths mandarin and one-fourth grapefruit.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
The fruit is medium in size, easily peeled, and moderately pebbled. The flesh color is a deep orange, juicy, and has numerous seeds.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit of medium size, broadly oblate to subglobose; apex evenly rounded. Rind medium-thin, leathery, moderately adherent but easily peelable, surface smooth to moderately pebbled; color reddish-orange at maturity. Segments about 10 and central axis solid to slightly open. Flesh color deep orange; tender and juicy; flavor rich and sweet. Seeds moderately numerous and cotyledons pale yellow to almost white. Early in maturity.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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