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Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:51:36 PM »
 Next year's expo will be held in Valdosta, Georgia. Normally citrus trees of all varieties are available at the Expos, but due to the Citrus Greening quarantine, attendees could only purchase a tree that would stay within the state of Georgia.  No trees could be removed outside the quarantine area.  Had a great time and met many old friends.

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 01:47:18 AM »
Millet,

Glad someone went. Any pictures or opinions on the winners of the Citrus beauty pageant?

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 02:03:52 PM »
Hopefully next year I'll be able to make it.

Would like to meet Dr. Hannah again.

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:45:44 PM »
I went. It was good to see Millet and other citruholics again. I took a few pictures of some varieties that I found interesting at expo and in community. My favorites were the Thomasville Citrangquat at the Bamboo Farm, and the first Ichang Papeda and Nansho Dai Dai I've ever seen at maturity with fruit, at the Armstrong University. The Thomasville is the one pictured in the book,"Hardy Citrus for the Southeast". Also, I was lucky enough to meet Tom McClendon, the author of the book mentioned above, and he autographed my book! This is a pic of Thomasville.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
Another pic or two of Thomasville at Bamboo Farm in Savannah.




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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 07:08:44 PM »
Nansho dai dai at Armstrong University.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »
Ichangensis at Armstrong U.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 07:45:54 PM »
Ichang Lemon 1st place.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 07:49:26 PM »
Sitsuma; 2nd place.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 07:52:54 PM »
Third place; Tai Chang


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 07:56:10 PM »
Swingle citrumelo; third place.


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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 10:46:05 PM »
Citradia, wasn't the best of show a mandarin, submitted by a woman that had never submitted any fruit in her entire life before?

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 04:23:06 AM »
Thanks for the pictures. What excatly is the Sitsuma?

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 06:55:19 AM »
Thanks for the pictures. What excatly is the Sitsuma?
It is a kind of citrandarin ( poncirus x satsuma hybrid).
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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 07:15:26 PM »
Yes Millet, the lady that won best in show had not been to expo before, and I'd say her fruit was a satsuma; I walked in to building just as Stan was giving her the trophy. I'm pretty sure the timing of that award ceremony was not on the schedule since some of us were still milling around outside during a scheduled break.

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2017, 09:03:58 AM »
> Thanks for the pictures. What excatly is the Sitsuma?

> It is a kind of citrandarin ( poncirus x satsuma hybrid).
It seems on the picture that it is trifoliate. So it might be the US poncirus x satsuma hybrid.
No relation with the Czech poncirus x satsuma chimera.

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
Perhaps the spelling of "sitsuma" is confusing. In Tom McClendon's book, "Hardy Citrus for the Southeast ", he mentions a "citsuma citrandarin" and says citrandarins are poncyrus trifoliata x citrus reticulata. As we know, satsumas are also citrus reticulata, a class of mandarins. Maybe the sitsuma at expo could have been spelled " citsuma ".

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2017, 01:46:28 AM »
Is that moss in the Thomasville tree?

And look at the thorns on the Nansho and the Ichangensis! Ouch!

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2017, 05:53:27 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, the fruit looks quite nice.

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2017, 08:23:45 AM »
Thanks Citradia! By what scale were the fruits evaluated, edibility?

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2017, 02:21:11 PM »
Is that moss in the Thomasville tree?

And look at the thorns on the Nansho and the Ichangensis! Ouch!

yep. The Spanish Moss has taken the tree over. I saw it when I went to Savannah for a conference this year. They also have an experimental area now where they are reproducing the colonial plantings. Several mandarins are there as well....

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2017, 02:51:57 PM »
In and around Savannah, Spanish moss is in just about ever tree that is not maintained by the owner.
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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 08:41:54 PM »
Spanish moss is native to FL and South Georgia up the coast to Wilmington, NC. It is not parasitic, just hangs in trees. I would pull it out of a fruit tree though to allow more light and air to infiltrate tree. Spanish moss and live oaks go together like peas and carrots. You know you're in subtropics when you see Spanish moss!

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Re: Just Returned From The 2017 Citrus Expo In Savannah, Georgia
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 08:47:11 PM »
Mikkel, I know part of the judging of the fruits is a taste test, and part is how appealing the fruit is compared to other specimens in that category of citrus; there is a mandarin/satsuma category, ichang hybrids, trifoliate and its hybrids category, grapefruit/pomelo category, etc.

 

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