Tankan tangor (CRC 3875)
Citrus reticulata Blanco
Citrus tankan Hayata
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 3/13/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo, 25 year old tree.
Source: Originated as seed from CRC 2224, the old budline Tankan, 1958.
Parentage/origins: C. reticulata x C. sinensis (unknown cultivars). Appears identical to CRC 2224, Tankan.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
3/13/2008, DK & TS: Vigorous, productive, leaves somewhat lanceolate; fruit round, slightly flattened, with pebbly rind; flesh light orange, sweet, juicy.
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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