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Xie shan
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:05:39 PM »
Xie shan fruit in SE Texas already
sweet enough to eat.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 10:19:13 AM »
Phil, in south Texas has Xie Shan's peel already turned color, or is it still green (satsumas can mature before color change). Mine here in Colorado (greenhouse) are large enough but still very green.  I should try one and see how it is.  Xie Shan is one of the earliest citrus to become eatable.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 11:12:15 AM »
Phil, in south Texas has Xie Shan's peel already turned color, or is it still green (satsumas can mature before color change). Mine here in Colorado (greenhouse) are large enough but still very green.  I should try one and see how it is.  Xie Shan is one of the earliest citrus to become eatable.

I start tasting when still green and fruit is soft. Fruit can be ready when green. I had hopes these fruit would be good quality but it is not turning out that way. I fertilized early so I got a good bloom but the fruit is puffy and dry anyway. Tree is 3 years in ground. I am 500 miles north of South Texas in SE Texas!

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 08:28:37 PM »
I picked a 100 percent green Xie Shan today, to test the taste.   Not quite ready, the fruit was about 80% mature.  Still a couple weeks.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 11:16:23 PM »
Anyone know any mail order nurseries that carry Xie Shan? Or does anyone have any seeds they could send me?

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 10:10:12 AM »
Xie Shan is seedless.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 12:43:31 PM »
Anyone know any mail order nurseries that carry Xie Shan? Or does anyone have any seeds they could send me?

Harris Citrus used to, thats where I got mine, but it looks like they don't currently carry it.  I've never seen another source for mail order. 

That reminds me, I need to check on my Xie Shan, wonder if it has fruit.

EDIT - it isn't doing so well.  It is is about the same size as when I bought it last year.  Cotton cushion scale hit it pretty hard and it had some dieback.  I need to get a systemic pesticide to reset my scale problem.
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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 12:44:13 PM »
Xie Shan is seedless.

The occasional seed. CCPP has budwood.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 10:17:43 PM »
Here is one of two Xie Shan I got from Harris two years ago.  One flowered and fruited with these four being it first fruits; the other just had vegetative growth although I did graft shiranui and 88-2 on it.  Interestingly, the one pictured is outside on the southside of the greenhouse.  It got down to at least 14 degrees last winter for one night  (This was a thermometer that was right next to the tree.  I stopped looking after that).  The outside temp was single digits.  An owari and an arctic frost just to the east of this had frost damage but they have both come back strong this summer.   I'll probably wait another month before I pick one. 


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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 07:29:44 PM »
I went ahead and picked one fruit when still green.  It was not good.  It probably still needs another month.  Also, the segments had a tough skin like a grapefruit.  Granted this is the first year so we'll see if it gets better.  It was seedless and fairly easy to peel. 




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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 09:24:10 PM »
Again, this is first time fruit.  There is only 4 fruit.  The second and third fruit were half rotting on the tree.  One finally fell off, and the other was about to fall off.  The second one tasted terrible like a grapefruit.  The third one was a little better.  Hopefully it will improve with time. 
 




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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 09:15:47 PM »
Ive heard from another local grower xie shan is a lot more cold hardy than he expected. Here his owari was  lost a few years ago at 19 while the xie shan did not appear to be bothered. Your comments seem to further affirm this.

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Re: Xie shan
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2017, 07:56:10 AM »
Mrtexas,

Any recommendations for sources (either budwood or trees) in the Sugar Land area?

 

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