Fruits & Vegetables Week: Citrus reticulata, the Kinnow

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 9:21:33 AM1/10/11
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Citrus reticulata, the Kinnow, a fruit mainly from India and Pakistan.  It is a hybrid of two citrus cultivars — "King" (Citrus nobilis) x "Willow Leaf" (Citrus deliciosa) — first developed by H. B. Frost at the Citrus Research Centre of the University of California. Punjab Agriculture College and Research Institute, Lyallpur, introduced the kinnow. In India this variety was introduced by J. C. Bakhshi in 1954 at the Punjab Agricultural University, Regional Fruit Research Station, Abohar. It has become an important variety in the Punjab provinces of both India and Pakistan, occupying a major part of the area under cultivation for fruit crops.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 10, 2011, 9:26:29 AM1/10/11
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Since I knew, I always thought both Narangi and Kinnow as the same
thing, untill my brother-in-law who happens to be an software
engineer, told me that sometimes in 2009 that they are different,
though he didnt have any explanations to support. Since then I wanted
to know what exactly this is.....now is know!!!
Thanks a lot for the information.
Regards
Pankaj

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Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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Dehradun - 248001, India

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