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Title: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on February 18, 2018, 12:09:34 PM
I have been unable to locate any sugar belles.  Does anyone know a source for a grafted sugar belle (Harris Citrus does not have it available) or seeds?
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Galka on February 19, 2018, 10:25:49 AM
I saw them yesterday at local Flea market in 2gal pots. They were air layers not grafted.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on February 19, 2018, 10:59:34 PM
Looking for a source that can ship out of FL or that comes from outside of FL.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Galka on February 20, 2018, 01:28:49 AM
What I was trying to say, look at your local Flea Markets, you may find one there. It wasn't easy for me to find it in FL and I was surprised to see it at the Flea Market.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 25, 2018, 07:09:05 PM
Brite Leaf Nursery says they will have some this spring.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on May 25, 2018, 09:55:15 PM
Did they tell you approximately when?  Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 26, 2018, 07:48:31 AM
The Cara Caras I pre ordered are supposed to be ready next month.  You may want to go ahead and contact Anna or Amber @ Brite Leaf and place order. Also check to see what rootstock they are on.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: eyeckr on May 26, 2018, 03:21:44 PM
Sugar belles are delicious! I have a few seed saved from my last couple of fruits if you can't find a grafted tree.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 26, 2018, 08:59:50 PM
I agree Eyeckr, that's why I bought one at the southeastern citrus expo last fall.  It is now in the ground with several fruitlets already sizing up.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on May 26, 2018, 09:42:06 PM
Thanks for the offer.  If this falls through i will definitely get some seeds from you
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 28, 2018, 01:47:25 PM
Just added a dwarf Sugarbelle to my order from Brite Leaf...So I know they have them. To arrive next month.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on May 28, 2018, 02:23:12 PM
Are they open today?
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 28, 2018, 06:43:46 PM
Amber replied to my e-mail today.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on May 29, 2018, 02:20:31 PM
Thanks for the tip I got a sugar belle kishu and Marsh grapefruit ordered today on rubidoux
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 29, 2018, 06:19:38 PM
They have Kishu on rubidoux? Now I have to add another tree to my order..Lol
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Vlad on May 29, 2018, 08:57:52 PM
What is rubidoux?
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on May 29, 2018, 10:40:25 PM
It is a variety of trifoliate rootstock, not a hybrid like swingle.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Millet on May 30, 2018, 10:54:17 AM
I think the Rubidoux trifoliate was named after the Rubidoux mountains near Riverside, California
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on June 12, 2018, 04:40:24 PM
They have Kishu on rubidoux? Now I have to add another tree to my order..Lol

Have they contacted you about shipping your order yet?
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on June 20, 2018, 12:51:50 PM
Sorry for the late reply, Countryboy1981. I talked to Amber today via e-mail and my trees are shipping out on Monday.

Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on June 25, 2018, 10:21:20 PM
Here is an article that has some info on sugar belle for northern florida:

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Sugar Belle: Sugar Belle was derived from a Clementine x Minneola Honey Belle cross. This mandarin hybrid is perhaps the most cold hardy of all non-satsumas in our trial. It produces a very attractive, bell-shaped fruit that is very high in sugar. It also is slightly higher in acid than is optimal. Fruit can have quite a few seeds when grown in a mixed block with citrus that can serve as pollinizers. Ripening date is November thru December. Sugar Belle could be considered for north Florida.
[url]http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/ufifas-evaluating-cold-hardy-citrus-varieties-for-the-panhandle/[/url] ([url]http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/ufifas-evaluating-cold-hardy-citrus-varieties-for-the-panhandle/[/url])

Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on June 26, 2018, 05:13:15 PM
Hey, Countryboy, have you gotten your trees yet? Mine are to arrive tomorrow

TFN.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on June 26, 2018, 06:30:24 PM
Mine will arrive Thursday, they were shipped out today.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on June 27, 2018, 08:31:23 PM
Got my trees today and already have them in the ground. Had to go pick them up from carrier or they would have stayed in truck all day and night until tomorrow. These are not quite as big as the ones I usually get, but nice looking trees. Let us know what you think when yours arrive.  I have always enjoyed dealing with Brite Leaf.

TFN
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Vlad on June 28, 2018, 01:55:10 PM
I saw somewhere that sugarbelles require a pollinator. Is that true? If so, what pollinator?
What do they taste like?
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on June 28, 2018, 05:05:10 PM
Vlad,
       My understanding from Florida University reading, is that they may set larger crop with pollinator, but also seedy fruit. I have only had them once. I picked some last Nov. off the tree at Franklin Farms in Statesboro Ga. The flavor blew my wife and I away. They were delicious. In taste tests, they surpassed Clementine and Honey mandarin. (Of course your mileage may differ) We now have 2 trees.

TFN
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on June 28, 2018, 09:32:18 PM
Got my trees today and already have them in the ground. Had to go pick them up from carrier or they would have stayed in truck all day and night until tomorrow. These are not quite as big as the ones I usually get, but nice looking trees. Let us know what you think when yours arrive.  I have always enjoyed dealing with Brite Leaf.

TFN

Got them today, had 4 in all.  They are decent sized for mail order/price.  I got the sugar belle and the kishu in the groumd today. Still jave to plant the marsh grapefruit and glenn navel.  Found a sunburst tangerine locally on clearance today as well.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 06, 2018, 03:44:11 PM
Hey, Countryboy,.  A little off topic, but are you coming to the Southeastern Citrus Expo this year in Valdosta Ga. I have been to the last two, in Fort Valley Ga, and Savannah, Ga. A lot of fun and informative. Have brought home some nice trees too.

TFN
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Millet on July 06, 2018, 09:01:36 PM
TFN, I was at the Savannah Southeastern Citrus Expo.  In fact I won the prize (a bag of oranges) for coming the longest distance to attend the Expo.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: countryboy1981 on July 06, 2018, 10:16:02 PM
Would like to attend.  If it was a little closer I would.  It sounds like a fun time.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: Millet on July 07, 2018, 12:25:26 PM
The next Expo is in Valdosta GA, the end of November.
Title: Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
Post by: TooFarNorth on July 09, 2018, 06:47:55 AM
My wife and I plan on being there. Will we see you there, Millet?