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Citrus => Cold Hardy Citrus => Topic started by: hardyvermont on April 07, 2020, 08:32:44 PM

Title: Pinkish Purple flower buds
Post by: hardyvermont on April 07, 2020, 08:32:44 PM
After several years, a cross between Miho and Poncirus is about to bloom.  The pinkish purple color is slightly more intense than shown, and the smallest buds have more color.  I have only seen this color on lemons and limes before. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/62T9zpX4/purple-flower.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/62T9zpX4)
Title: Re: Pinkish Purple flower buds
Post by: poncirsguy on April 07, 2020, 11:13:23 PM
lets hope it taste good and goes down to -10F.  That way I can grow it in ground
Title: Re: Pinkish Purple flower buds
Post by: Ilya11 on April 08, 2020, 04:20:13 AM
After several years, a cross between Miho and Poncirus is about to bloom.  The pinkish purple color is slightly more intense than shown, and the smallest buds have more color.  I have only seen this color on lemons and limes before. 
Interesting, I wonder if Miho was a mother plant?
It seems that this hybrid is unifolate that is very unusual for F1 hybrids with poncirus.
Title: Re: Pinkish Purple flower buds
Post by: hardyvermont on April 08, 2020, 09:21:59 AM
Interesting, I wonder if Miho was a mother plant?
It seems that this hybrid is unifolate that is very unusual for F1 hybrids with poncirus.

Good observation.  Unifoliate leaves nearest the flowers, older leaves are trifoliate.  Miho was the mother.

Better picture of color, taken in morning light.

(https://i.postimg.cc/23r3y0rq/more-pink.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/23r3y0rq)