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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Satsuma mandarins may be related to Yuzu
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:15:03 PM »
Socalwarm, what's your yuzu grafted on?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichang lemon seeds in refrigerator.
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:28:19 PM »
Thanks guys!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Snow-kissed satsumas!
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »

Had to cut me some Owari for my lunch this week.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Ichang lemon seeds in refrigerator.
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:08:56 PM »
Can I put some of my seeds in wet paper towels and put in ziplock bag in refrigerator and then plant seeds outside in spring?

I had some of their seedless Changsha too, but they had a few seeds in them, maybe three or four. A lot less seeds than what the regular ones have.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Satsuma mandarins may be related to Yuzu
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:45:00 PM »
Another reference to McClendon's " Hardy Citrus for the Southeast" : "Changsha Mandarin ( citrus reticulata) is a very old Chinese cultivar. Such plant characteristics as pointed leaf tip, extreme cold hardiness and a skunky odor to the fruit peel point to the possibility that Changsha is a hybrid of some sort with citrus ichangensis."

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Satsuma mandarins may be related to Yuzu
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:35:19 PM »
Interesting. According to "Hardy Citrus for the Southeast" by McClendon, " Yuzu is an ancient, natural hybrid ( citrus ichangensis x citrus reticulata) that originated in Japan, where it was often used as a rootstock for satsuma ."

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Must Be A Reverse Sport
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:24:57 PM »
What a strange phenomenon.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrumelos in England
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:29:33 PM »
Neat! I'm sure their Dunstan does well with lows of 10 degrees F.  Mine didn't drop leaves last winter with low of 7 degrees F. Glad to hear they produced fruit too.


I got two at expo; should have got more!

Citrus General Discussion / Ichang lemon pie; fruit from SE citrus expo!
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
One Ichang lemon produced 1/4 cup of juice which was enough for pie recipe, was acquired from citrus expo in Savannah this year, from Dr.  Hanna's seedless ichang project.  They were giving fruit away there. There were 10 seeds in the large "seedless " lemon. I love Ichang lemons; strong lemon smell from whole fruit, and juice from fruit made excellent lemon pie. Not bitter at all. Yes, I planted the seeds!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: [buy]Hardy Citrus, Trifoliate etc
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:36:01 PM »
Try calling Woodlanders in Aiken , SC. The owner of the business brought a few ichang papeda fruit to the SE citrus expo this year. He told me he just doesn't have all the varieties he has on his online order site, but you can call and ask about availability.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Found a grapefruit tree
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »
That's neat. I wonder what type of grapefruit it is. Is the tree on the southern side of the house? I bet the branches overhanging the house like the heat that radiates from the roof in winter.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cleaned Up Cara Cara
« on: December 01, 2017, 06:37:17 PM »
Urea: is it a good thing that my cat likes to pee under my owari?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: clay soil amendments?
« on: November 28, 2017, 07:47:20 PM »
Most of my soil is sandy loam with some pockets of red clay. However, around my house where I have a garden, it is hard pan like concrete almost. I have a French drain around foundation of house with gravel up to surface. I've found that instead of digging holes and putting amended soil in them with plants/shrubs/ citrus, they all do better when I dug out all of the old hard soil ( it's even grey white like concrete) and replaced it with new top soil mixed with garden soil ( bagged), the plants do great and figured the French drain helps drainage. Citrus have shallow roots, so I figured they would do good sitting in a foot or so of god top soil with hard pan underneath. My grandparents citrus trees in Palmetto, FL were twenty feet tall and full of fruit, on shallow sandy black soil with hard pan about a foot or two down. I like your plan with new soil on top of sloped graded virgin soil draining down to sides of building.

Mikkel, I know part of the judging of the fruits is a taste test, and part is how appealing the fruit is compared to other specimens in that category of citrus; there is a mandarin/satsuma category, ichang hybrids, trifoliate and its hybrids category, grapefruit/pomelo category, etc.

Spanish moss is native to FL and South Georgia up the coast to Wilmington, NC. It is not parasitic, just hangs in trees. I would pull it out of a fruit tree though to allow more light and air to infiltrate tree. Spanish moss and live oaks go together like peas and carrots. You know you're in subtropics when you see Spanish moss!

Very interesting. Maybe it's like flu shot; a dead version of virus to lend immunity without making tree sick with tristeza.

Perhaps the spelling of "sitsuma" is confusing. In Tom McClendon's book, "Hardy Citrus for the Southeast ", he mentions a "citsuma citrandarin" and says citrandarins are poncyrus trifoliata x citrus reticulata. As we know, satsumas are also citrus reticulata, a class of mandarins. Maybe the sitsuma at expo could have been spelled " citsuma ".

Yes Millet, the lady that won best in show had not been to expo before, and I'd say her fruit was a satsuma; I walked in to building just as Stan was giving her the trophy. I'm pretty sure the timing of that award ceremony was not on the schedule since some of us were still milling around outside during a scheduled break.

Swingle citrumelo; third place.

Third place; Tai Chang

Sitsuma; 2nd place.

Ichang Lemon 1st place.

Ichangensis at Armstrong U.

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