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New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:28:20 PM »
So far I have picked two New Zealand Lemonade fruit and have found no seeds.  The fruit does taste like lemonade.  - Millet

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 09:07:34 PM »
So far I have picked two New Zealand Lemonade fruit and have found no seeds.  The fruit does taste like lemonade.  - Millet

Have you tasted the other sweet lemons, ujukitsu or sulcata? IMHO NZ lemonade tastes better.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 09:10:54 PM »
I used to have a sulcata tree.  I got rid of it. - Milllet

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 12:34:35 AM »
I used to have a sulcata tree.  I got rid of it. - Milllet

Ujukitsu tastes similar to sulcata only earlier.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 10:09:00 PM »
Surprised you haven't found any seed yet millet, they are usually pretty seedy. Could have something to do with it being the first crop.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 10:23:01 PM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.
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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 02:15:08 AM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.

Lemonades taste like lemonades.  They really aren't anything like other sweet lemons. I have always been baffled as to why they aren't as popular as oranges.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 02:26:31 AM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.

Lemonades taste like lemonades.  They really aren't anything like other sweet lemons. I have always been baffled as to why they aren't as popular as oranges.

I wish they were available here in Florida.  Wonder why none of the citrus growers propagate them.
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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 04:45:35 AM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.

Lemonades taste like lemonades.  They really aren't anything like other sweet lemons. I have always been baffled as to why they aren't as popular as oranges.

I wish they were available here in Florida.  Wonder why none of the citrus growers propagate them.

Definitely strange that they are almost unheard of outside of Nz and Australia. I've sent seeds to the U.S. Before.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 10:45:31 AM »
New Years night I had a water pipe freeze and when it thawed it broke.  When the plumber was here fixing it, I gave him a New Zealand Lemonade fruit,  he loved it and saved one half of the fruit so that his wife could taste it. .  Of course he had never heard of it before, nor is it sold in any market or store that I am aware of. - Millet

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 12:39:36 PM »
I'm looking forward to my own New Zealand lemonade tree producing fruit.  The other sweet lemon tree that is popular out here is the Pomona sweet lemon.  Has anyone tasted that one?

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2015, 05:59:48 PM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.

Lemonades taste like lemonades.  They really aren't anything like other sweet lemons. I have always been baffled as to why they aren't as popular as oranges.

I wish they were available here in Florida.  Wonder why none of the citrus growers propagate them.

Definitely strange that they are almost unheard of outside of Nz and Australia. I've sent seeds to the U.S. Before.

Can you comment on their cold hardiness? Closer to orange or lemon?

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 07:24:31 PM »
Only sweet lemon i have tasted is the Sanbokan, and i have tried a number of them, and it was not very impressive.

Lemonades taste like lemonades.  They really aren't anything like other sweet lemons. I have always been baffled as to why they aren't as popular as oranges.

I wish they were available here in Florida.  Wonder why none of the citrus growers propagate them.

Definitely strange that they are almost unheard of outside of Nz and Australia. I've sent seeds to the U.S. Before.


They're as tough as nails really, way hardier than something like tangelo. They are definitely suitable to temperate climates as they are grown successfully in Sydney and Melbourne.

They are as common as navel oranges in nurseries in Australia and are mostly grafted on Tri.

My favourite citrus. They leave the best finger limes for dead.


Somebody could make a killing producing them commercially in the us.

Can you comment on their cold hardiness? Closer to orange or lemon?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2015, 07:26:39 PM by starling1 »

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 08:55:26 PM »
I can't speak for the New Zealand lemonade, but the Pomona sweet lemon I mentioned above is extremely cold hardy.  According to the UCR variety collection it survived 16 degrees.

-Brett

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 01:55:00 PM »
Can you comment on their cold hardiness? Closer to orange or lemon?

Will the Lemonade tree have nice and delicous fruit, here in the tropics at sealevel?

That's more interesting than cold hardiness  ;D Martin

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2015, 04:35:53 PM »
Anyone have some lemonade seeds? I would like to try growing this one.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2015, 06:13:03 PM »
Quite prone to tristeza which is why just like the WI lime they are not commercially grown in Australia.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2015, 09:05:13 PM »
Do they come true from seed? I guess this must be the only way to import it in EU since we can't import scionwood. After having hated my first "limetta dolce" (or "Tunisi bergamot" as some call it) i have developed a taste for them since they seem a convenient way to do sherbets low in sugar at my place.

I also have heard that Pomona is quite hardy. It would be perfect for my place, but, too bad, I can't import scionwood.
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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2015, 12:14:20 PM »
I give them a big thumbs up, tried one at a tasting a year ago, want more.  Mine is still real small.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2015, 12:22:21 PM »
Pancrazio, yes New Zealand Lemonade produce true from seed. - MIllet

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2015, 03:44:54 PM »
I give them a big thumbs up, tried one at a tasting a year ago, want more.  Mine is still real small.

Where did you get your tree? The budwood was only available from California. I propagated
a couple several years ago and you may have tasted my fruit if it was at Panzarella's house in Lake Jackson.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2015, 07:23:17 PM »
Pancrazio, yes New Zealand Lemonade produce true from seed. - MIllet

Thank you for this information, it is really priceless for me!
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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2015, 09:05:27 PM »
I give them a big thumbs up, tried one at a tasting a year ago, want more.  Mine is still real small.

Where did you get your tree? The budwood was only available from California. I propagated
a couple several years ago and you may have tasted my fruit if it was at Panzarella's house in Lake Jackson.
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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2015, 11:41:41 AM »
I find references that the Lemonade tree is a cross between a lemon and a navel orange, and other references that the tree is between a lemon and a mandarin.  My Lemonade tree is now in full bloom again, with many red tinged flowers. One thing seems certain, and that is the tree is certainly a vigorous variety. - Millet

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade Tree
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2015, 08:09:28 PM »
If it comes true to seed, maybe it's a lemon X orange cross? This would explain BOTH the flavour AND the polyembriony, while (if i recall correctly) if the plant comes from a lemon X mandarin cross, there's no parent with a defined polyembriony.
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