Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: The cultivar originated at Alstonville on the far north coast of NSW and was selected in 1989. Application received on 16 May 2005, applicant: Judy Viola.
DESCRIPTION: A moderately dense tall shrub or small tree to a maximum of 3-4 metres high by 2 metres wide. Axillary spines solitary, straight to 25mm long. Leaves are simple, obovate to elliptic, glabrous. Flowers white (with pink buds) approximately 10-15mm in diameter. Fruit a cylindrical berry, 4-8 cms long, 15-25mm in diameter from August to September, dark green to black, vescicles translucent pale green.
DIAGNOSIS: C. ‘Alstonville’ is a tall growing selection which bears fruit earlier and in large clusters with few to no seeds.
COLOUR CODE : RHS Colour Chart 1995
Fruit skin: variable, mature fruit Black Group 202A
Vescicles: Yellow-Green Group 146B
CULTIVATION: This cultivar has been test grafted on a number of rootstocks for over 15 years and shows no signs of incompatibilty. It also shows resistance most citrus pests and diseases.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 1 February 2007