Pomelit pummelo hybrid
Djeroek Deleema Kopjor
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, 01/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from South Africa in 1996.
Parentage/origins: Selected from Thong Dee pummelo seedlings grown from seed collected in USDA germplasm collection by K. Scudder and planted in Orlando in 1947.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown.
Notes and observations:
OJB: Pomelit pummelo is similar to the Djeroek Deleema Kopjor of Indonesia. The tree grows vigorously, but is reported to be susceptible to branch breakage under heavy fruit loads. The fruit is round with a slightly flattened base. The rind is thin for a pummelo, greenish-yellow to yellow, and smooth. The pink flesh is tender and juicy with a finer texture than is typical of a pummelo. The fruits are seedy but of good flavor. Pomelit matures early and holds well on the tree.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
This selection was introduced to the US in a non-propagation agreement.
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