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Citrus => Cold Hardy Citrus => Topic started by: kumin on July 26, 2020, 09:34:32 AM

Title: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: kumin on July 26, 2020, 09:34:32 AM
Conestoga #002, nearly thornless selection. Nice to see after dealing with Poncirus.


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Title: Re: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: Citradia on July 27, 2020, 06:55:49 PM
Neat. Just as hardy as poncirus? Fruit quality?
Title: Re: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: kumin on July 27, 2020, 08:39:56 PM
Citradia, #002 is among the hardiest survivors, but needs additional testing to establish it's hardiness in relation to Poncirus. This selection is only 2 1/2 years old from seed, so fruit characteristics are unknown at this point.
Title: Re: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: Citradia on July 28, 2020, 07:59:41 PM
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: hardyvermont on August 03, 2020, 11:25:06 AM
While it may be years before projects come to "fruit", in the meantime it is rewarding to watch seedlings show variations in leaf shape, texture, scent, and all the other myriad ways segregation expresses itself.
Title: Re: Nearly thornless Conestoga segentrange
Post by: kumin on August 03, 2020, 01:14:34 PM
Hardyvermont, I agree with you. The long wait affords an opportunity to study all types of characteristics other than flowers and fruit. This particular plant has notches at the "tip" of many of the leaves.
 I have no experience with Glen Citragedin, but there's considerable similarity between some of the leaves. When distant species are hybridized all sorts of interesting recombinations can appear. Some may be reminescent of other related species.

A very few of the initial seedlings favored the appearance of Poncirus polyandra from Fumin, China.