Citrus Hybrids

Chironja

Chironja

Hybrids occur readily within the Citrus family. In Puerto Rico, a hybrid formed between two species in the genus of Citrus that is known as the Chironja. It is a hybrid between the china (a type of orange) and the tironja (a type of grapefruit). The resulting hybrid was appreciated because it was sweeter and easier to peel than a standard grapefruit. However, it was found to typically be infertile. Through methods of grafting, it has become an established food in some parts of the world.

Goat Lemon

Goat Lemon

Another grapefruit hybrid is the Goat Lemon. Although it is not formally classified, it is commonly regarded as a naturally occurring cross between a grapefruit and a lemon. This mixture is not considered pleasant and, therefore, is not cultivated purposefully.

XXIXA. Last Updated: 06/01/2016
Todd Elder

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Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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