Tankan tangor (CRC 2224)
Citrus reticulata Blanco
Citrus tankan Hayata
Photos by David Karp,CVC, 3/13/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo right, 25 year old tree.
Source: Received as a live plant from C.P.B. in 1930.
C. reticulata x C. sinensis (unknown cultivars)
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
WPB: These were identified as Tankan by Hu in 1951, it is a tangor.
1985, EMN: This accession had seedling yellows, removed by thermotherapy .
4/1987, EMN: Small orange fruit, peels & sections readily, more mandarin like than tangor-ish. Flavor OK but too much rag. Apparently an alternate-bearer. This accession apppears identical to CRC 3875.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit medium-large to large, subglobose to broadly pyriform (from development of neck); base rounded or with more or less prominent and furrowed neck; apex slightly rounded or flattened. Rind medium-thick (for mandarin), moderately adherent but readily peelable; surface pebbled and commonly somewhat wrinkled; deep orange-colored at maturity. Segments about 10, readily separable: axis semi-hollow. Flesh deep orange; tender, very juicy; flavor rich and sweet. Seeds few to many. Medium-late in maturity. Retains quality when held on tree and ships and stores well.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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