Rusk citrange (CRC 1441)
X Citroncirus spp. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a cutting from W.T. Swingle, USDA, 06/1924.
Parentage/origins: Citrus sinensis 'Ruby' x Poncirus trifoliata
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Hybrid stock, rooted cutting.
EMN, 11/21/1988: See many notes on CRC 301, Rusk, accession card. This and CRC 301 appear to be identical; why keep both?
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit rather small, oblate to spherical; smooth and virtually glabrous; color deep orange with reddish flush. Rind thin and tightly adherent; segments about 10. Flesh color orange-yellow; very juicy; flavor sprightly acid and only slightly bitter. Seeds few and highly polyembryonic. Early in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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