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Zhuluan sour orange hybrid (CRC 3930)

Citrus aurantium L.


CRC 3930

PI 539171




Photos by David Karp, CVC,  3/3/2008. Photo rights.


Source: Received and grown by R. K. Soost from China, 1985.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

1/1989, EMN: Also came in as budwood import, see CRC 3981.

6/1989, EMN: Noted on original USDA spec. list as "salt tolerant".

8/1989, EMN: Additional info regarding Zhuluan received from Dr. Bitters this month: Vermillion Globe sour orange, may be a sour orange hybrid. Supposedly salt tolerant. But it is used as a rootstock in Chejlaing where tangerine varieties grow well on it. Since tristeza is indiginous to China, it may be like Goutoucheng, this has some tristeza tolerance.

3/3/2008, DK & TS: Typical sour orange, with seedy, tender flesh. DK thinks it’s less sour than Seville. 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Zhuluan sour orange hybrid CRC 3930



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