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Citrus ID

 

Citrumelo

 

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous or pubescent; second or third year twig surface striate; thorns absent or not persistent or straight; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous or pubescent, length long or very long; wings narrow, medium, or wide, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one or three, margin entire (by misinterpretation) or bluntly toothed, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets sweetly orange-like. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad; rind yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), orange (12), or red-orange (13); rind texture slightly rough (4-5); medium rough (6-7) or rough (8); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh orange; taste sour.

Notes

 

Swingle and Reece (1967) additionally noted that: "Citrumelos are very similar to citranges. At least one of them, the Sacaton, produces large numbers of seeds containing only nucellar embryos and consequently yields identical F1 seedlings in great numbers, like the Troyer citrange ([Hodgson 1967]). The Sacaton is a promising rootstock."

References

 

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, NCBI Nucleotide, or NCBI Expressed Sequence Tags

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
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