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Citrus ID

 

Lakeland

 

Synonyms

 

None

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus x floridana (J.W. Ingram & H.E. Moore) Mabb. [=Citrus x aurantiifolia (Chrism.) Swingle X Citrus japonica Thunb.] (sensu Mabberley 2004); Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle X Fortunella sp. (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Origin

 

The Chiefland Budwod Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone F-55-26): "Lakeland Limequat F-55-26 originated from Indian Rocks Nurseries in Pinellas County. Entered in 1953 as SPB-145b (5-8-7) Origin: Eustis Florida hybrid (Key lime x round kumquat), sister cross of Eustis by Swingle USDA."

Description

 

Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns straight; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short; wings narrow, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one, margin entire, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets spicy or peppery. Fruit as broad as long or longer than broad; rind medium green (4), light green with some break to yellow (5), green-yellow (6), or yellow (7-10); rind texture smooth (1-3) or slightly rough (4-5); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh yellow; taste sour.

The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following additional notes on the cultivar (clone F-55-26): "Description: Largest limequat, bright yellow, very small thorns, 2-9 seeds, less seeds than Eustis."

References

 

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.

Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.

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

 

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