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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: pinkturtle on June 30, 2019, 09:28:58 PM

Title: satsuma I brought today
Post by: pinkturtle on June 30, 2019, 09:28:58 PM
The nursery doesn't know what type this satsuma tree is.  The label is missing.

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Should I continue leave it in the pot or should I plant it?
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: SoCal2warm on June 30, 2019, 11:33:08 PM
If it doesn't say, it's most likely the standard Satsuma cultivar, 'Owari'.
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: pinkturtle on July 01, 2019, 01:00:41 AM
Thx SoCal,

Is there a really difference of taste for each type of satsuma?
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: brian on July 01, 2019, 07:52:41 AM
Owari is great, so dont worry too much
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: Bomand on July 01, 2019, 09:55:56 AM
Nothing beats a good Owari at its peak......nothing.
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: pinkturtle on July 01, 2019, 04:09:40 PM
Thanks everyone.  I will show you the picture when they are ripping.

Updated:
Hope it is Owari... ;)
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: SoCal2warm on July 06, 2019, 05:21:14 AM
Is there a really difference of taste for each type of satsuma?
I recall reading a taste study, which found that Owari was equal to or better than any of the other Satsuma cultivars.
So no need to worry that you might be missing out on some obscure Satsuma cultivar you've never tasted.

Maturity of the tree probably makes a bigger factor than specific cultivar variety when it comes to flavor. The flavor peaks at between 7 to 12 years, and very slowly gradually continues to improve after that.
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: pinkturtle on July 06, 2019, 02:56:38 PM
Since the satsuma is very hard to root from cutting.  I ordered 4 more from four seasons. I love satsuma.  I am rooting some Trifoliata for rootstocks.  Hope it is easier to root from cutting and ready for next spring. 
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: Laaz on July 06, 2019, 04:33:23 PM
Owari is probably the oldest of the propagated satsuma's & the most common but far from the best. The Top 3 are probably BC1, Brown select & Miho. I have grown them all & still have about 20 tree's. I removed a my Owari & a few others that I didn't find as good. Another top rated mandarin would be Ponkan.
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: Wisner on July 08, 2019, 02:18:21 PM
  The Brown Select I have eaten were no better than an Owari.  They are bigger I believe and ripen a couple weeks earlier than Owari.
Title: Re: satsuma I brought today
Post by: pinkturtle on July 10, 2019, 11:36:14 PM
The Satsuma is flowering again.  Is it normal for satsuma?
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