Unnamed pummelo (CRC 2340)
Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.10/30/2013. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from CPB, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to November
Notes and observations:
Large fruit, elliptical shape, very thick rind, seedy, white flesh, good flavor, sweet, tastes like watermelon; wavy leaves, unusual foliage for a pummelo.
3/10/1954 Bitters/Brusca comments: Crop all on ground. Large fruit, elliptical shape, very thick rind, seedy, which flesh, good flavor, sweet, tastes like watermelon.
12/21/1987, EMN: Tree has wavy leaves, unusual foliage for a pummelo.
11/21/1988, EMN: Attractive tree. Very few fruit this season. Flavor is already sweet enough to be palatable but rind is thick and seeds are numerous- probably of no value except as breeding stock; or possibly as an unusual landscape tree.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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