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Yosemite Gold





Cultivar or taxon


(Citrus x aurantium L., pro sp. [Tangor Group] [=Citrus reticulata Blanco X Citrus x aurantium L., pro sp. [Sweet Orange Group]] x Citrus reticulata Blanco) X Citrus reticulata Blanco (sensu Mabberley 1997, 2004); ((Citrus reticulata Blanco x Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) X Citrus reticulata Blanco) X Citrus reticulata Blanco (sensu Swingle and Reece 1967); (Citrus temple hort. ex Yu. Tanaka x Citrus tangerina Yu. Tanaka) X Citrus reticulata Blanco (sec. NPGS/GRIN 2010; sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)



The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following notes on the cultivar (clone DPI-141): "Is a mandarin hybrid (Temple-Dancy-Encore(TDE4)) developed by the University of California Riverside citrus breeding program (patented)....Received thru CGIP from CCPP in 2002. Shoot-tip grafting and indexing completed in 2008. Propagation is restricted, must have license agreement with the New Varieties Development & Management Corp."



Crown compact or dense, not weeping. First year twig surface glabrous; second or third year twig pubescence striate; thorns absent or not persistent; prickles absent or not persistent. Petiole glabrous, length short, wings absent, if present, narrow, adjoining the blade. Leaflets one, margin bluntly toothed, shade leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades weakly conduplicate. Leaflets mandarin-like when crushed. Fruit broader than long, rind yellow (7-10), yellow-orange (11), orange (12) or red-orange (13), rind texture smooth (1-3) or slightly rough (4-5), firmness leathery, navel absent, flesh orange, taste acidic-sweet or sour.

The Chiefland Budwood Facility (2010) provided the following additional notes on the cultivar (clone DPI-141): "Midseason maturity, large fruit size and seedless even in mixed plantings. The fruits hold well on the tree into April in California."



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. 1997. A classification for edible Citrus (Rutaceae). Telopea 7: 167–172.

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.



Search for this cultivar in NPGS/GRIN1

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

1GRIN: Germplasm Resources Information Network; NPGS: National Plant Germplasm System

2NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information


Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011