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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by SoCal2warm on December 12, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »
Both Satsuma and Oroblanco are really good varieties (two of my favorites), so I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by Tony714 on December 12, 2018, 03:19:06 PM »
Thank you Socal2warm for your input.  I fertilized when it fruit and maybe water too much.   I did not want to waste water since i have to do water change for my fish tanks. 
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Question about The Gold series, Shasta......
« Last post by SoCal2warm on December 12, 2018, 03:09:35 PM »
I tasted Shasta and Tahoe. I was enthusiastic about Shasta but didn't think Tahoe was that special.

I did get the opportunity to taste one Nova fruit. Wasn't enthusiastic about it, tasted like a cross between Dancy and Honey mandarin, if you like those. (Maybe Nova had a little more acidity and flavor like Clementine, but I guess I just wasn't all that enthusiastic about the direction its flavor was in)

However, personal preference could have a lot to do with this. I prefer the more sour aromatic varieties rather than the sweeter ones with tropical flavors.

Shasta has pretty big sized fruits, is virtually seedless, maybe has some of the aromatic level as a Satsuma, but the fruits are more tangy, almost more in the direction of an orange but more intensity of flavor.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by SoCal2warm on December 12, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
"Tangerine" probably Satsuma mandarin.
Grapefruit very likely to be Melogold or Oroblanco (more likely Oroblanco) because of the large size.


If the Satsuma mandarin tree is not that old, you may have to wait a few more years for the tree to improve in flavor.
 It can also help to stop watering the tree right around the time that the growing fruits are sizing up.
Last year you may have waited too long to begin picking the fruits. Sometimes the fruits will be ready to eat before the skin on the outside has finished turning all the way orange. If you fertilized the tree around the same time it was developing fruit, that could have affected development of the fruit and adversely impacted flavor. Fertilizer will divert too much tree growth away from fruit development.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please ID this tangerine anfmd grapefruit
« Last post by Tony714 on December 12, 2018, 02:56:03 PM »
Please ID this Grapefruit








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Citrus General Discussion / Please ID these tangerine and grapefruit
« Last post by Tony714 on December 12, 2018, 02:52:47 PM »
Hi

This tree was here when we bought this house.  I try to save it and grafted couple varieties.  Please ID this tangerine tree and suggest how to increase sweetness.  Last year, fruit was dry and this year fruit is juicer but not sweet.  I did foliar feed and Homedepot citrus fertilizer every 3 months. 

edited -  water regular every week from aquarium water.

Here is how it was.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=26719.msg310237#msg310237












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Giant LauLau experience
« Last post by HIfarm on December 12, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »
I've never heard glowing reports either.  I think most reports I have seen say it is insipid.  I have one here in Hawaii and it, so far, has been growing slowly.  I am hoping it is nearing the point where it will kick into gear and start to put on some serious growth.  I think it is one of those fruit that are grown for its novelty value, not its flavor.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best time of year to start air layering a mango tree?
« Last post by chad6159 on December 12, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »
Hmm that is interesting. Every time I go to fruitscapes their big mango trees are loaded with air layers.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« Last post by HIfarm on December 12, 2018, 02:09:58 PM »
Looks like a great trip.  What areas are you visiting in Borneo on this one?

John
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Mango trees arenít best suited for air layering. They need a tap root or they eventually die from lack there of from my understanding and thatís why mango trees are grafted rather than air layered.
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