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AndrewAZ

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Keraji
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:52:29 PM »
Does anyone have keraji fruit or seeds?  I had some growing from seeds, got I'll, didn't water, and now I think they are dead. :'(

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Re: Keraji
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:55:21 PM »
just an update, it looks like keraji seeds are being sold on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Citrus-reticulata-KERAJI-MANDARIN-Hardy/dp/B01DA7A464

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Re: Keraji
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 12:01:49 AM »
Thanks, just purchased some.  Now, if you ever find bloomsweet seeds, I can complete my varieties.

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Re: Keraji
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 11:18:28 PM »
Bloomsweet and keraji may be closely related.
Bloomsweet (believed to be the Japanese variety 'kinkoji' ) may likely be a kunenbo x buntan (pomelo) cross, while genetic studies suggest keraji resulted from repeated kunenbo backcrossing with some original sour variety. Satsuma also came about from a kishu x kunenbo cross.

Kunenbo is like a medium-large tangor-like mandarin, with a fairly strong distinctive aroma. (name translates as "nine year mother")

 

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