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Saint Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:09:26 AM »
On this Valentine's day I went out to the greenhouse a picked a large Valentine Pummelo, for breakfast.  The pummelo was very red, very juicy,  very delicious, and very appropriate for the occasion.. Happy Valentines day.

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 12:18:06 PM »
Happy for you, Millet!
I can only drool, my scions are still small...
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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 01:12:08 PM »
I think my winter was too warm to color up my fruits. They are better than last year, when I harvested in December and there's just a little bit of color in the middle of each segment. This year, the middle of the segments are red, but overall, it still looks like a large orange.

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:44:58 PM »
So, pummelo needs cold weather to color up? I thought they were more tropical than subtropical, no?

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »
Citradia,  it is because the Valentine pummelo is not a real pummelo.  It is a hybrid (Siamese Sweet pummelo x ( Ruby’ blood orange x 'Dancy). The red coloration is from the pigment anthocyanins, the same pigment that colors a Moro blood orange.  Anthocyanins need cold temperatures to turn red.  A Moro blood orange grown in a warm atmosphere will not be a red fruit, but rather a blond orange.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 08:09:01 PM by Millet »

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 08:17:49 PM »
Millet, very good report, the budwood you send me is doing terrific can wait to sample some in the not too distant future. Both varieties you send me are getting the best care. 

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 10:56:49 PM »
Luak, I told both scions not to be afraid, that they were going to a nice home, and would be made welcome. 

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 01:50:30 PM »
Millet just to let you know the S/Teresa has 2 branches with flower buds, pretty cool!

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 03:26:55 PM »
The Saint Teresa lemon is a great lemon variety.

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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 05:00:11 PM »
Should i pull all the flowers off now? Basement is kept at 68* all day. Took tree outside for 3 days, been 65*. Decent led shoplights.


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Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
Research by Purdue University has shown that leaving one fruit on very young citrus trees does not retard the trees growth at all.
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