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SoCal2warm

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Growing rare cold-hardy hybrid
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:17:23 PM »
I'd like to post a quick picture of 3 of a very rare variety of cold-hardy citrus I have. It's a CiTemple 'edible' cross with Ichang papeda, that was then crossed with Minneola tangelo. (Well actually, to be more exact, it's a seedling grown from one of the fruits)



So far the 3 plants haven't fruited yet, and I still reserve a little bit of skepticism that the plants are as claimed, just because the existence of this sort of hybrid is incredibly unusual. I'll fruit them out and report on the fruit quality and cold-hardiness later. There's potential here that this could be the "holy grail" of cold-hardy citrus.

I have two inside a grow tent (to make sure they put on growth over the Winter) and one outside in the greenhouse. So far this cold-hardy hybrid doesn't really have an official name.

(CiTemple is a specific cultivar of citrange, in case anyone reading here was not aware)

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Re: Growing rare cold-hardy hybrid
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 06:54:12 AM »
>  So far this cold-hardy hybrid doesn't really have an official name.
It is MIC. Not so rare...  :)

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Re: Growing rare cold-hardy hybrid
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 06:11:37 PM »
planted one in the ground:



 

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