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Citrus => Cold Hardy Citrus => Topic started by: will2358 on July 12, 2019, 02:17:34 PM

Title: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: will2358 on July 12, 2019, 02:17:34 PM
Is this kumquat hardy? I have heard that it is the sweetest kumquat out there. I see from pics that it has a lot of seed. Are the seeds soft.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Bomand on July 12, 2019, 03:20:26 PM
It is rather seedy but l understand that it is a good tasting  large kumquat. Not talking from experience as I have none....but I am going to bud some out as soon as I get budwood. Someone else probably has perzonal taste info and grows it.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Millet on July 12, 2019, 04:40:20 PM
Good alternative for a good tasting kumquat with a sweet peel is the Mewa kumquat. 
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: will2358 on July 12, 2019, 06:06:34 PM
Is it one of the hardy citrus?
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Millet on July 12, 2019, 09:12:03 PM
Will The Mewa kumquat if grown outdoors need to be in zone 8 or higher.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: countryboy1981 on July 12, 2019, 09:22:22 PM
Winter of 2017-18 we had 3 nights drop to 16 degrees.  I banked my trees and the changshou was decapitated above the soil mound.  I did fertilize a little later than I should have but my meiwa kumquats sustained little to no damage.  My centennial, lemonquat, and limequats all had a good deal of damage also.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: countryboy1981 on July 12, 2019, 09:23:35 PM
I would also saw meiwa is definitelt sweeter than changshou.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: will2358 on July 12, 2019, 10:04:53 PM
Will The Mewa kumquat if grown outdoors need to be in zone 8 or higher.
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Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Bomand on July 13, 2019, 07:19:43 AM
Good to know. The two standard kumquats are available most everywhere. One sour & one sweet. They grow like weeds for the most part and are as cold hardy as you can get.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: countryboy1981 on July 13, 2019, 09:06:38 AM
The nagami and the meiwa are probably the hadiest of the kumquats.  However, the rootstock can also play a roll.  A lot of kumquats are grafted to volkamer lemon which will not induce dormancy like a flying dragon or other pure trifoliate rootstock will.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Bomand on July 13, 2019, 09:38:03 AM
This is true. These two kumquats grafted on PT are as hardy as you can get. Here in S. Louisiana Volk makes a good rootstock for lemon. Meyer lemon is not grafted. It is grown on its own roots. Should we have an event (cold) that damages MLemon it comes back from the root system. If it is grafted on rootstock other than PT or FD it will not come back. If the event is cold enough the lemon is killed and the FD or PT comes back... I have never had a problem with kumquat grafted on PT or FD.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: will2358 on July 13, 2019, 11:34:35 AM
This is true. These two kumquats grafted on PT are as hardy as you can get. Here in S. Louisiana Volk makes a good rootstock for lemon. Meyer lemon is not grafted. It is grown on its own roots. Should we have an event (cold) that damages MLemon it comes back from the root system. If it is grafted on rootstock other than PT or FD it will not come back. If the event is cold enough the lemon is killed and the FD or PT comes back... I have never had a problem with kumquat grafted on PT or FD.
Bomand what zone do you live in?
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: Bomand on July 13, 2019, 12:14:13 PM
I live in zone 9. Walker LA to be exact. I am sure your conditions are not the same as mine but they should be close. Lots of home citrus grown in lower Georgia.
Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
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Title: Re: Changshou Kumquat
Post by: will2358 on July 13, 2019, 12:25:28 PM
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