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2008 Tracy L Kahn (Variety Evaluation for Trueness)

Citrus Variety Evaluation for Trueness-to-Type and Commercial Potential

California leads the nation in the production of fresh citrus for the domestic and export market. The increasing demand for seedless easy-to-peel mandarins and attractive citrus varieties once only available from countries where traditionally consumed is fueling changes in the global fresh citrus market. Importation of new citrus varieties from other parts of the world by the Citrus Clonal Protection Program and the development of new varieties by the UCR Citrus Breeding Program provides California citrus growers with a diversity of citrus available for production.