Thong Dee US 145 pummelo (CRC 4027)
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Source: Received as budwood from Florida, 1996.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Selected from Thong Dee pummelo seedlings grown from seed collected in USDA germplasm collection by K. Scudder and planted in Orlando in 1947.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-large, very broadly obovoid to oblate; apex slightly depressed; seedy. Light yellow at maturity. Rind medium-thin, smooth, and tightly adherent. Under favorable conditions both albedo and flesh are pink-tinged, the latter in streaks. Carpellary membranes thin but tough and readily separable from pulp. Vesicles large; juice plentiful; flavor good. Midseason in maturity.
Availability: Commercially available in California though the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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