Citrus tangelo J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a tree from Gordon Wallace, Nurseryman, 1933.
Parentage/origins: Sampson is a grapefruit and Dancy tangerine hybrid resulting from a cross made in 1897 by Swingle in Florida.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
A strong vigorous Sampson tangelo seedling selected from a row of seedlings in the nursery.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly obovate; often somewhat necked; color orange-yellow; seedy. Rind smooth, thin, relatively adherent; axis semi-hollow. Flesh color dull orange; juicy, somewhat acid; flavor with distinctive bitterish tang. Late-midseason in maturity. Seeds highly polyembryonic.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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