AbstractFresh fruits of chironja clonal varieties were evaluated by a trained taste panel; five were rated as liked moderately, four as liked very much and one as liked slightly. These results confirm the acceptance of this new citrus fruit, consumed fresh. The appearance of the fresh fruit rated as follows: nine as liked moderately and one as liked very much. Large and small fresh fruits within each clonal variety rated equally for appearance and flavor. Clonal varieties 2-4 and 3-8 had the thickest and thinnest peels, respectively; there was no difference in the peel thickness in the other varieties. Rinds of the 10 varieties processed in heavy syrup were acceptable or very acceptable. The average fruit weight and juice yield varied among varieties. The frozen and pasteurized chironja juice of all the clonal varieties was rated as unacceptable or slightly unacceptable by the taste panel. These results show that chironja juice is not suitable for canning; it must be consumed fresh.
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