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Citrus ID

 

Centennial Variegated

 

Synonyms

 

None

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus japonica Thunb. (sensu Mabberley 2004, Bayer et al. 2009); Fortunella margarita (Lour.) Swingle (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967)

Origin

 

The Citrus Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone DPI-833-3): "A variegated Nagami kumquat released by the USDA in 1993."

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length medium, wings narrow, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one, margin crenate/crenulate, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets spicy or peppery. Fruit broader than long; rind variegated; yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), or orange (12); rind texture smooth (1-3) or slightly rough (4-5); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange; taste acidic-sweet.

The Citrus Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following additional notes on the cultivar (clone DPI-833-3): "Description: Thornless branches with variegated leaves and fruit, fruit similar to Nagami, possibly suitable for marmalade."

Notes

 

The Citrus Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone DPI-833-3): "Ornamental landscape use."

References

 

Bayer, R.J., D.J. Mabberley, C. Morton, C.H. Miller, I.K. Sharma, B.E. Pfeil, S. Rich, R. Hitchcock, and S. Sykes. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 96: 668–685.

Chiefland Budwood Facility. 2010. 2010 Annual report July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010. Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Winter Haven.

Mabberley, D.J. 2004. Citrus (Rutaceae): A review of recent advances in etymology, systematics and medical applications. Blumea 49: 481–498.

Swingle, W.T. and P.C. Reece. 1967. The botany of Citrus and its wild relatives. In: Reuther, W., H.J. Webber, and L.D. Batchelor (eds.). The Citrus industry. Ed. 2. Vol. I. University of California, Riverside. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/Vol1/Chapter3.html.

Resources

 

Search for this cultivar in NCBI Entrez

Additional information on this cultivar at University of California: Riverside Citrus Variety Collection

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
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