Citrus × tangelo
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from the Date Gardens, Indio, Ca, 1930.
Parentage/origins: Wekiwa is reported to be a hybrid of a grapefruit and Sampson tangelo.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
4/1987, EMN: Small yellow fruit, yellow flesh, seedy, slightly tart flavor.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-small, spherical to obovate or pyriform; color pale yellow; seeds comparatively few. Rind medium-thick, smooth, and fairly adherent; axis solid. Flesh tender, juicy; flavor sweet and mildly acid, becoming unpleasant when overripe. Under favorable conditions rind pink-blushed and flesh amber-pink. Early in maturity.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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