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SoCal2warm

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Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:00:50 AM »
They had Valencia oranges and Page mandarins at the store today.



I also already have started seedlings from both.
I think a cross between the two would make an extremely good tasting orange.

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Re: Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 10:08:01 AM »
Seeing Valencia oranges for sale in supermarkets is a very common experience.  However, I have never seen a Page mandarin for sale in a store.    Also the size of the  Page in your photo is just about the same size as the Valencia.  Page is a great tasting fruit but normally they are a smaller fruit.

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Re: Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 02:18:03 PM »
The Valencia oranges were rather underformed (and to be honest were not really ripe). The tags on them said imported from Mexico.
The local store has some really good variety and eclectic selection. Two months ago they had Cox's Orange Pippin apple. Never thought I would see that in a store.
It's also the same place were I sampled Jupiter grapes (grapes that taste like lychee!) sourced from a local farm. I don't have time to go into it right now but it's definitely not your normal store.

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Re: Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 07:05:29 PM »
Or how about a cross between Minneola Tangelo and Chandler pomelo?



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Re: Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 08:46:55 PM »
A Minneola tangelo has such a great taste, I think crossing it with a chandler would result in an inferior fruit ---- but you never know.

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Re: Page mandarin & Valencia orange, if I crossed them, hmm...
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 04:25:28 PM »



How about Duncan Grapefruit crossed with Sumo Citrus (i.e. Dekopon)?
I bet that would have really good flavor.
(now if only I could find any seeds in the Sumo...)

 

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