Citrus paradisi Macfadyen
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC, 5/22/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 23 year old trees.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Fawcett's #124, Florida collection, 1914.
Parentage/origins: This was the first named grapefruit variety, having been offered to the public in 1884. The parent tree, presumably a seedling, was situated in the grounds about the Orange Grove Hotel in Tampa, Florida.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to June
Notes and observations:
1985, EMN: Hybrid-orange taste? This accession had exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting. The Citrus Industry description suggests that this might be a natural orangelo instead of pure grapefruit.
5/29/2009, DK & TS: Small, round fruit; seedy; flesh greenish yellow, flavor sweeter and more orangey than grapefruit; light citrange aftertaste, not pleasant.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, oblate, globose, or ellipsoid; somewhat flattened at both ends; very seedy. Color pale to light yellow. Rind medium-thick with ver smooth surface. Tender and very juicy; flavor lacking in bitterness and exceptionally good. Early to midseason.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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