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Heinrich

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Citrus IBERO
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:52:26 AM »
There was already an inconclusive discussion about Citrus maxima Ibero in the French citrus forum. https://www.agrumes-passion.com/pamplemoussiers-pomelos-f6/topic3091.html

Since 3 years, I grow a plant, labeled as Pomelo Ibero, and it is in flower now. Propagated by Eugen Schleipfer. All he knows, it came from a citrus trading company, called IBERO. It is either a citron or a pomelo X citron cross. Anybody knows more about this plant?








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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 06:42:38 AM »
This season, my Citrus Ibero produced. The fruit is ripe and looks good.  The weight is 400 grams (14 oz). It measures 10 X 13 cm (4 x 5 in). The pulp is pleasantly sweet. The juice tastes like a lemon. May I ask for your suggestions? Is it a variant of citron or a citron cross?







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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 08:09:29 AM »

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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 03:05:06 PM »
You should also consider whether it is one of the old Italian 'limonimedica' varieties.
There are many of these lemon X citron hybrids in Italy and it is difficult to tell them apart from a distance.
There is one becoming increasingly popular called 'Maxima'. (This is the variety name and not connected with C. grandis = C. maxima = pummelo).
C. limonimedica 'Maxima' produces large fruit which look rather like yours. There are many photos online. The skin and pith layer is usually thinner than yours, but thicker peel is often a feature of citrus fruits grown in cooler conditions.
No idea about the 'Ibero' name, except that it suggests a connection with Spain.

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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 03:57:15 PM »
It certainly has the albeto of a pummelo, rather than a lemon.

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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 10:18:02 AM »
Todd, Mike, Millet, thank you for your suggestions. I am confident, the issue is solved. Originally labelled as Citrus maxima, plants were propagated, distributed and named as Pomelo Ibero. Leaves, flowers and the fruit fit the description of C. limonimedica 'Maxima' or C. medica 'Maxima'.
 https://flora-obscura.de/portfolio-item/die-zitronatzitrone-citrus-medica-maxima/
I am very happy to grow this plant.

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Re: Citrus IBERO
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 11:18:40 PM »
These giant citrus are very nice.

 

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