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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: containerman on February 25, 2020, 10:15:49 AM

Title: Lee x Nova
Post by: containerman on February 25, 2020, 10:15:49 AM
I have the following mandarins and I've heard this is alternate bearing. Is it worth adding to my collection ?

Kishu
Okitsu Wase
Owari
California Honey
Page
Tahoe Gold
Yosemite Gold
Shasta Gold
Gold Nugget
Pixie
Title: Re: Lee x Nova
Post by: luak on February 25, 2020, 10:28:43 AM
Sure itís worth growing , somewhat taste like a Page, but bigger. Whether itís worth adding, itís up to you. You got room?
Go for it.
Title: Re: Lee x Nova
Post by: SoCal2warm on February 25, 2020, 10:36:16 AM
Lee x Nova is a pretty good all around mandarin, and definitely an improvement on its parents. (I've tasted all three)

I think it really does depend on personal preferences though, there are different "types" of mandarin flavor.

I personally prefer the more aromatic sour mandarins. Satsuma 'Owari', Kishu and Shasta Gold are my favorites. (And Page is not bad either, has some Minneola tangelo flavor, though I would slightly prefer to eat a Minneola tangelo rather than it)

Pixie is usually the same variety as Kishu, I believe.

Title: Re: Lee x Nova
Post by: SoCal2warm on February 25, 2020, 10:43:25 AM
I personally feel you could go either way.

If you are really a collector, you could add it to your collection, it is worth adding to a large mandarin variety collection (of all the best varieties), but I would not be too anxious to add it.

I do think Lee x Nova is better than Dancy or Gold Nugget though, if that helps at all. It's sort of a standard, very slightly sour flavorful mandarin, a little bit of tropical mandarin flavor, nicely sweet but not out of the ordinary so.
Title: Re: Lee x Nova
Post by: joeb on February 25, 2020, 10:25:23 PM
Excellent piece of fruit and when grown in Georgia it is not alternate bearing,  it doesn't bear at all!