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Florian.  P. trifoliata does OK in Nebraska, zone 5.  I don't know if those are in sheltered locations or anything else about them.

Thanks for the info, Walt. Where I live, temperatures rarely drop below -10/-12C. I was not sure the -20 or even -30C one can read on some pages were really true.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: N1triVoss
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:06:41 AM »
I have a small plant that only just flowered for the first time.
Various accounts concerning hardiness differ greatly, I've read between -9 and -18C...


Zone 6a sounds like the extreme limit for Poncirus. Having mature wood would certainly help its survival. Anyway it should be interesting to see if it is as hardy as they say.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:54:01 PM »
Thanks, Laaz. It has not rained much, so I guess birds.

Cold Hardy Citrus / What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:27:20 PM »
Out of the 60 or so fruits I picked from my little tree about 5 had these injuries. Some were only 'leaking' but one had its seed come out. I have never seen this. Any ideas?

Could also be less cold-tolerant than citrumelo since african shaddock is a pomelo. But who knows until it is tested!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Where to buy citrus online (EUROPE)
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:45:46 PM »
I can recommend ADAVO, located in Czech Republic. They ship to Europe.
Me too! Great plants!  ;)

And a very nice contact – unlike others who don't even answer.

Switzerland – Eisenhut – should be added for the Swiss since most of the above nurseries do not ship to countries outside the EU or if so, only with prohibitively high shipping rates.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) Thread
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:53:46 AM »
Yes, these were my first fruits and no, I only have one plant but with various vines. There appear to be some (partially) self-fertile strains. Check out the cultivar known among the French as "Loryane" for example (I am yet to find seeds of this one).

The seeds/pulp from the fruits on the ground were yellowish but the thing is that I thought the taste was a bit off.. like they were overripe. That's why I picked one that was still on the vine. And as I said, many were hollow.

I am excited nonetheless. Passion fruit and Switzerland aren't two words that usually go toghether.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) Thread
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:03:53 PM »
My maypop has started dropping its fruit. The fruit on the ground had alread passed maturity. To my disappointment, many were completely hollow. But also the ones that contain pulp are not completely filled with pulp/seeds.

This is a fruit I picked from the vine. The taste was pleasant, tart and sweet.

Would planting an additional plant improve fruit set and quality?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Kumquat x Poncirus
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:21:40 PM »
I have never tried this cross but I will follow your work with great interest! Thanks for sharing.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sudachi
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:53:59 AM »
Ah, very well then :).

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sudachi
« on: September 06, 2018, 04:48:05 AM »
Try the French forums.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Temperature dropping, fruits still not mature
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:52:10 PM »
I have similar problems here – it seems that summer has definitely ended. If you keep them frost-free, the fruits will ripen when temperatures rise again.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichanglemons
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:44:15 PM »
Is there anything special about Sebastien's Ichang lemon? I wouldn't name a cultivar unless it was different from the others somehow..

Thanks for the history lesson, Millet. I saw this cultivar in a nursery once but didn't know what it was back then. It has never been available again ever since :-[.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: When to repot
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:59:44 AM »
Thank you all! Ilya, that was also one of my concerns. They will be put in the cold greenhouse, frost-free but cold and humid.

Citrus General Discussion / When to repot
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:43:59 AM »
I have some citrumelo seedlings six of which are in a tiny community pot. I was wondering when the best time was to separate and pot them individually was. Should I repot now or better do it next spring?
Also, is there a general rule when to repot citrus?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:37:04 PM »
Well, at least there are stigmas in some flowers now. That's a progress.. ;D

The Sanford does give zygotic seeds, check out the Sanford Curafora and Venasca.
Also, the Hamlin x FD (see that is currently in circulation in Europe comes from a seed grown plant and is mostly monofoliate with the occasional bifoliate leaf hence very probably from a zygotic seed.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichangquat other than 6-7-2
« on: July 20, 2018, 11:06:10 AM »
Mine is still potted and looks quite unattractive. I will have to prune it but I want to see how the fruit turns out first.
Moro, yours is a cracker!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichangquat other than 6-7-2
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:20:56 PM »
I hadn't paid too much attention to my plant, so I was all the more pleased to find it covered in flower buds. Sorry for the bad quality photo.

This is the 245, not the 6-7-2. It will be interesting to see whether there are any differences.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon any variety
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:17:48 PM »
it is interesting that all different FDs gave standard PT seedlings. Do you think the seedlings are F1 or the mother plant?
My FD is not giving standard poncirus seedlings, only distorted ones.

Interesting! Mine fruited for the first time last year and out of 13 seedlings only 4 are dwarfs. But they are really, really tiny.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Clemyuz 3-3, ten degree tangerine
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:21:00 AM »
But then again, why not use the 2-2 for that cross?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:36:20 PM »
That’s awesome! Nice job.
I would say here they start flowering in mid-May.
Does that mean they emerge in May (maypop) and flower within the same month? We lack the heat here, so it would be normal that we are later but that is awfully quick!

Though I will say I have not fertilized as I should. I found they respond well to fish emulsion/fertilizer. This year I used Miracle Gro All Purpose on the seedlings and they didn’t seem to like it.

None of these fertilisers are available here – would you be able to recommend a N-P-K ratio so I can try to find something similar?

I’m currently interested in figuring out how to maximize fruiting via pruning or training. I have a theory that if you can train to a single runner, this is ideal. Wondering if pruning all side growth from leaf axils will help further or harm. I waited too late to try training a long runner but am trying to keep most side growth pruned over the last couple weeks.
Sounds interesting, keep us updated. I will let mine grow freely, now that it finally does grow.

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