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Encyclopedia > Kinnow

The Kinnow (also Kinoo) is a variety of citrus fruit grown in Pakistan, which resembles Mandarin oranges. Indonesia is the largest export market for the fruit. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus x aurantifolia - Lime Citrus x aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus x bergamia - Bergamot Citrus x hystrix - Kaffir Lime Citrus x ichangensis - Ichang Lemon Citrus x limon - Lemon Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Citrus x paradisi... Satsuma Mandarin Orange The Mandarin orange is a small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange. ...

Kinnow has a lot of seeds per wedge, compared to any other citrus fruit. The normal seeds of kinnow are diploid and tetraploid. But now scientists have made triploids, which means they have come up with seedless varieties. They are still testing however, whether the fruit is healthy for consumption.

Kinnow has the longest growing period, and is a late maturing variety with short crushing and processing period. This causes problems to citrus industry. Due to soft skin, the fruit is damaged during harvesting and transportation, thus causing heavy post harvest losses.


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