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Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:50:27 PM »
I have found the long lost part-2 article titled "The Cold Hardy Citrus of Texas".  If you would like a copy contact me using the private message on this site.  Give me your E-mail address and I will send you a copy..  Many of Dr. Brown's  cold hardy citrus varieties are discussed, such as his Poncirus Hybrids, Chinotto Hybrids, Yuzu Hybrids and his many Changsha Hybrids. Also is how he conducted many of his experiments.  Dr. John R. Brown, M.D. was a retired family practitioner in Franklin, Texas.  He has been an enthusiast of cold hardy citrus since youth, and has hybridized many citrus fruits for over four decades at his home in Houston and at farms in east Texas.  Dr. Brown's name has became world famous as a cold hardy citrus researcher.   We hope to make this site a home for those interest in furthering Cold Hardy Citrus - Millet
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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 04:47:18 PM »
Millet, That must be the same as the Brown in Browns Select Satsuma. Thanks. Tom

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 09:55:40 PM »
Tom, one would certainly think so with that name, but Brown's Select Satsuma was developed by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, - Millet
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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 12:19:18 PM »
Interesting history, thanks for starting a Cold Hardy thread.

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 08:42:36 PM »
To all members that requested a copy of Dr. Brown's Hardy Citrus article, I will try to E-mail all of them tomorrow, Saturday 5-24-14.  I wanted to wait a week so that I could send all of them at the same time. - Millet

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 09:43:45 AM »
The Brown Select is a satsuma that was from the LSU  center center at Port Sulphur Lousiana. It was a selection of Dr. Ralph Brown. It is no longer in operation. The Louisiana Early and Early St Anne were also his selections. Star farm, Belle Chase Louisiana had obtained budwood of these cultivars and had them budded and banked with soil during one of the severe freezes. The citrus center lost their trees. We have Star Farm  to thank for these still being around today. The Brown Select was named after Dr. Ralph Brown. He was the superintendent of the Louisiana citrus center for over 30 years.
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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 03:07:19 PM »
Great history lesson. I've seen several citrus groves near Port Sulfur in operation now. Thanks for the information. Tom

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 02:10:14 PM »
I E-mailed Dr. Brown's cold hardy citrus article to everyone that requested a copy.  If you did not receive a copy, or if I missed anyone  let me know. - Millet

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 05:45:19 PM »
Recieved the copy, thanks.

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 11:53:23 PM »
I have been wondering if any of Dr. Brown's hybrids are still around. He developed so many different cold-hardy citrus crosses, but how many of those are still available in the nursery trade? Seems like such a loss.

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Re: Dr. Brown, M.D. The Father of Cold Hardy Citrus.
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 07:16:59 PM »
I have been wondering if any of Dr. Brown's hybrids are still around. He developed so many different cold-hardy citrus crosses, but how many of those are still available in the nursery trade? Seems like such a loss.

None were available in the trade. I visited him in his 90s and used to have his seedless kumquat
from budwood he gave me.

 

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