Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: The cultivar originated at Alstonville on the far north coast of NSW and was selected in 1989. Applicant: Judy Viola.
DESCRIPTION: A moderately dense tall shrub or small tree to a maximum of 2.5-3 metres high by1.3 metres wide. Axillary spines solitary, straight to 25mm long. Leaves are simple, obovate to elliptic, glabrous. Flowers white approximately 10-15mm in diameter, from July-September. Fruit a cylindrical berry, 4-8 cms long, 15-25mm in diameter. Variation of skin colour green to brown & pink, vescicles from clear to different shades of pink.
DIAGNOSIS: CITRUS australasica ‘Pink Ice’ is a medium growing selection which bears fruit with vescicles varying from clear/translucent, to deep pink.
COLOUR CODE : RHS Colour Chart 1995
Fruit skin: Grey Red Group ca. 178A/B
Vescicles: Red Purple 58C/D
CULTIVATION: This cultivar has been test grafted on a number of rootstocks for 10 years and shows no signs of incompatibilty. It also shows resistance most citrus pests and diseases. Temperamental to extreme hot sun.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 1 February 2007