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Title: Promising New Citrus Scion Selections from the USDA

item Mccollum, Thomas

Submitted to: Review Article
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2006
Publication Date: 6/15/2006
Citation: Mccollum, T.G. 2006. Promising New Citrus Scion Selections from the USDA. Review Article.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Indian River Citrus league, an industry group representing citrus growers in the Indian River District of Florida, requested an update on the USDA,ARS,USHRL scion improvement program. This report describes seven scion selections that have shown potential in field trials. Among the selections discussed are two which originated from introduction ("Thomson" navel orange and "Tresca" sweet orange); a seedless "Pineapple" sweet orange; three mandarin hybrids (USDA 6-13-44, USDA 6-5-80; and USDA 1-105-106) and a grapefruit-like hybrid (USDA 1-77-19).