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A.T. Hagan

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Smith Red Valencia
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:34:04 PM »
Anyone growing the Smith Red Valencia?

What do you think of it?

Also, does anyone know of a source for the Smith in Florida?

Thanks.


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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 12:07:07 AM »
I've got it with the first fruit this year in a 7 gallon pot. It's now
called smith red blood.
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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 01:52:10 AM »
Been thinking about this variety as well, my local citrus nursery sells it under the name Red Valencia. At least I am 90% sure it's this variety, there is another variety called Rhode Red Valencia but that is not really a blood, the one they offer is definitely a blood.

Here is what UCR has on the variety:
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/smithred.html

I am interested in finding out how different it is from Moro and Tarocco Bloods as I have mature trees of those two.

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 08:05:14 PM »
I've got a small one that's only been in the ground for a year and a half, but it's growing like a weed.  Very fast growing compared to my other varieties.

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 10:29:38 AM »
i dont really love the Smith Red Flavor. reliable annual yield but pretty darn tart. its quite likely my location does not get the heat to sweeten properly however.

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 11:56:31 AM »
Bush2Bush, how old is your Smith Red?

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »
Smith Red appears to root fairly easily from cuttings. 

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 08:33:29 PM »
6 years

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Re: Smith Red Valencia
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 10:00:25 PM »
Citrus start to produce higher quality fruit around 5 years of age.  Every year after that the fruit's quality should continue to improve.

 

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