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Philippine pummelo (CRC 644)

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE

CRC 644
PI 539409

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.

Source: Received as seed from P.J. Wester, Lamao Bataan, Phillipine Islands, 1915.

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November

Notes and observations:

Medium to large, pyriform pummelo with light yellow, thick rind; medium-size hollow core; very seedy; light yellow flesh; sour.

This is interesting merely as a Philippine type, one tree sufficient--H.J.Webber 4/17/35.

12/15/1987, EMN: A medium to large pyriform pummelo with light yellow rind. Most of fruit is on ground following strong wind. Thick rind, medium size hollow core, very seedy, light yellow flesh, sour.

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Philippine pummelo (CRC 644)





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