Marsh Pink grapefruit
Thompson Pink grapefruit
Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 23 year old trees.
Source: Received as budwood from Date Gardens, Indio, Ca, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Originated as a limb sport in a Marsh tree in an orchard owned by W.B. Thompson at Oneco, Florida, 1913.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
3/18/1988, EMN: Apparently Florida Thompson pink. This accession had exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting. Very similar to Redblush.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium in size, oblate to spherical; areole indistinct or lacking; seeds few or none. Pale to light yellow at maturity. Rind medium-thin, tough, and surface very smooth. Primary flesh color chamois to dark buff, but under favorable conditions light pink (but not in juice); albedo not pigmented; flesh texture tender and juicy; flavor good, similar to Marsh. Holds on tree unusually well, but with considerable fading of color; ships and stores well. Midseason in maturity, (earlier than Marsh).
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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