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Valentine

Valentine PummeloFruit Ripens: Jan-Mar

Description: Valentine fruit was formally evaluated by the Citrus Variety Collection from January to March of years 2006, 2007, and 2008. Valentine fruit are round to somewhat pyriform in shape, usually with a slight to pronounced neck at the fruit base (stem end), but in some cases the neck is absent, resulting in a more typical spheroid grapefruit-like shape. The fruit apex (blossom end) is rounded and smooth. Rind color is medium to dark yellow for fruit harvested in Riverside in mid-February, with similar values for fruit harvested from the Lind-cove Research and Extension Center in Exeter. Valentine does have seeds, averaging somewhere in the 20’s per fruit. The rind is moderately easy to peel when fruits are mature. ‘Valentine’ combines large size and low acidity from its pummelo parent, complex, floral taste from ‘Dancy,’ and juicy red pulp from ‘Ruby.’

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