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Boca_joe

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Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« on: July 03, 2014, 09:43:31 PM »
hello again everyone! Millet thank you for the message to move over here, I just saw it  :P

I saw our hardy mandarin today. It died to the ground over the winter, but strong shoots are already pushing up. I also have 5 rooted cuttings from last year and Dave Klemm has a few, one  bloomed and has tiny fruit!

We hope to increase the population.

Boca Joe



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Re: Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 12:00:18 AM »
Joe, was your hardy Mandarin on its own roots, or grafted on another rootstock variety? - Millet

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Re: Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 07:11:03 PM »
No it's a seed grown plant, so we're good.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 09:46:46 AM by Boca_joe »

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Re: Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 10:23:49 PM »
Do you know the variety of the mandarin, and also, how old was the tree when it got froze to the ground? I take it that the tree was not prot4ected in any manner against the winter cold. - Millet

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Re: Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 09:42:20 AM »
Yes, I went through all of that last year in the forum.  It is a US 852 seedling.
Planted out in spring 2007 as a small 10" seedling. No protection ever.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 09:45:09 AM by Boca_joe »

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Re: Hello Again & Update on The Potomac Valley Hardy Citrus
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 05:58:33 PM »
Thanks for the update. Looks like it got knocked back pretty hard but at least it is recovering rapidly.... I see this as a solid result for your area, with any luck it'll be 10-15 years before another similarly harsh winter. Unfortunately, however, I doubt this tree would do well without winter protection up here. Winter lows in the 0-5F range are pretty typical for me.

 

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