This tool is part of the Citrus Resource

Citrus ID

 

Nestour

 

Synonyms

 

Le Nestour, Real (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon

 

Citrus x aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle, pro sp. (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967 sec. Cottin 2002); Citrus excelsa Wester (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)

Origin

 

The Citrus Budwood Facility (2010) noted that the species C. excelsa (clone DPI-833-502) was "Received from the USDA in 1985 from 60-169-502. Origin: Philippines."

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 absent, if present, narrow or medium, tucking beneath blade. Leaflets one, margin bluntly toothed or serrate/serrulate, shade leaflet blades weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly or strongly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets spicy, peppery, or freshly lemon-like. Fruit broader than long; rind green-yellow (6), yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), or orange (12); rind texture medium rough (6-7); firmness leathery; navel absent; flesh yellow; taste sour.

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.

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

 

Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011
idtools.org