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Volckamer lemon hybrid

Citrus volckameriana

Citrus limonia Osbeck


CRC 3050

PI 539335

VI 407




Photos by David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Acireale, Sicily, 1955.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside:  The main crop is winter and early spring.


Notes and observations:

11/13/1987, EMN: This is a moderately large, oval, seedy lemon, not as elongate as most lemons and has no nose. Flavor lemon-like. Rind color dark yellow to almost orange-yellow.

10/1988, EMN: Name changed on records from C. volckameriana to Volckamer lemon.


Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Volckamer lemon





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