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Just wanted to give people a heads up that Armstrong is now carrying New Zealand Lemonade trees on C-35 rootstock from Hines Growers. I just picked up a nice looking 5 gallon tree, $37 retail. I think some online nurseries may have been offering this variety but this is the first time I have seen it at a big chain in California.

Does anyone know of a source in California for this unusual citrus relative?

More info here for those curious...

Seems like an intriguing possibility for a drought tolerant ornamental.

Citrus General Discussion / Klondike Mandarin Variety?
« on: March 18, 2018, 05:49:11 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows about a variety of Mandarin called Klondike? I saw this variety at my local Costco listed on a bag of California Mandarins. I did not try them as I have plenty of my own citrus. Was just wondering if it was a new variety or just a name a grower is using for a more common variety.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya / Mango Advice For SoCal (10a)?
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:25:29 PM »
So I am thinking about putting in some Cherimoya and Mango trees.

I need advice on which varieties to look for that will do well in my area. I am in zone 10a and occasionally see lows in the upper 20s, my soil is well draining, my avocados and citrus are doing very well.

I have been lead to believe cherimoyas are very similar to avocados in their growing requirements. The only variety I have tried is Dr. White which I loved. Some others that seem to be available in my area are Pierce and Booth. Any varieties that stand out or you would recommend? I am probably only going to put in 1 or 2 trees if that factors at all.

I am less confident in mangos as I believe they are much more frost sensitive. The varieties I have had are the common grocery store ones and the champagne/ataulfo. I am looking for a typical mango, preferably with low fiber and small pit that can handle the occasional cold snap. I think Valencia Pride and Ataulfo are the main ones available around me but I am sure others can be found. I can probably find a somewhat protected location close to my house for the mango.

Any advice you could provide on these two fruit trees would be greatly appreciated.

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