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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Long term cold hardy citrus breeding project
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:54:55 PM »
+1 to Citradia's post above. Well said. I have the same observations with much of the cold hardy citrus that I have tried. For citrus, zone hardy can often be whittled down to mean zone survivor and not necessarily zone happy. Also the current growth state, maturity, size of the tree, diameter of the trunk, rootstock, lead up to the cold events all play a big part on if a particular variety will make it through each winter.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:04:03 PM »
Oh, sorry I meant to write 7b. I'll PM you about the seedlings. Hopefully later this year I'll have edible flying dragon and citsuma fruit on my trees. Then I can offer some seed. Those just might do okay for you too. Clem x Tri x Clem might be worth a shot too but likely would need to be grafted on poncirus.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:08:16 PM »
The only seedlings that I have available that might survive 7a is TaiTri.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:15:18 PM »
Top left Swingle citrumelo, top right lemandarin, bottom left TaiTri, small fruit in middle is Glen Citrangedin, Greenish fleshed fruit is (Clem X Trifoliate) x Clem. I really do like the contrast of the orange peel against the lime green flesh. I would consider (Clem X Trifoliate) x Clem an edible fruit in the sense that it is just tart with little to no poncirus off flavors and no resin in the peel or flesh. It makes a good citrus drink, lemon substitute and might be good for marmalade or jelly although I've never tried.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:05:04 PM »
Cross section picture of fruits

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: January 01, 2019, 12:34:46 PM »
Hi Andrew, my Honey Changsha did recover very well in 2017 but in the winter it somehow died back to the graft again. This year it has come back again and I hope we have a mild winter so I can get fruit next year. My Lemandarin is doing well and bore a few fruit last year. This year it had only two fruit. I have some new Keraji grafts out so hopefully I can get you some seeds finally next year.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:30:19 PM »
Pm sent.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Hardy citrus fruit delivered to you.
« on: December 28, 2018, 11:30:11 AM »
For those interested in sampling some hardy citrus varieties I have a good number of Taitri fruit available. I can send a box of about 10 taitri fruit for $10 priority mail. I have a few Glen citrangedin, thomasville citragequats, yuzu and poncirus x clementine x clementine and maybe a Swingle citrumelo or two left. Shipping costs may vary depending on the variety. Various small seedlings available also.

Nice effort and dedication. Good luck with your trees.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Poncirus fruit comparison
« on: November 23, 2018, 12:55:33 AM »
Nice detailed post. Thanks for the comparison!

Thanks for the pics!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Swamp Lemon Adventure!
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »
Swamp lemon fruit (left) compared to regular trifoliate (right). Basically indistinguishable tastewise, sizewise etc.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: variegated citrus
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:13:44 AM »
Good to see you stop by Laaz. Hope you and your family are doing fine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Guavas that are Worm Resistant - Thread
« on: September 12, 2018, 01:40:41 AM »
Great story and guava tree. It's very fortunate you were able to save a 'pup' so this special tree can live on. Thanks for sharing!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Passionfruit
« on: August 20, 2018, 08:26:52 AM »
pm sent

PM sent

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:03:38 PM »
Nice collection! Good luck with your trees.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Clemyuz 3-3, ten degree tangerine
« on: May 26, 2018, 03:38:32 PM »
3-3 overall tree growth is similar to 2-2 but my 2-2 was slightly more vigorous. 3-3 fruit is very juicy, looks tasty and has a more tightly adhered rind than 2-2 but 3-3's flavor is terrible even for me who has grown a lot of hardy citrus. It has too much of a kerosene/skunky flavor. I grafted over my 3-3 years ago. 2-2 is way better fruit in terms of hardy citrus flavor and is indeed a earlier ripening fruit. It is just sourish until fully ripe then it is okay. Keraji, MIC and Lemandarin are levels above either 3-3 or 2-2 if you are able to grow them.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 26, 2018, 03:21:44 PM »
Sugar belles are delicious! I have a few seed saved from my last couple of fruits if you can't find a grafted tree.

I should have a couple fruit this fall or could spare a small scion.

I have a couple of old fruit on my tree. PM me for details.

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB/WTT Male Che scion
« on: March 06, 2018, 02:53:23 PM »
I have a self fertile Che if you are interested.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Growers Forum
« on: February 23, 2018, 03:42:39 PM »
This is such great news Sylvian. A lot of us 'old timer' citrus enthusiasts shared a lot of information and also learned a lot on the Citrus Growers Forum. I'm very happy to see that all that knowledge has not been lost forever thanks to your hard work. Thank you!!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:45:41 PM »
Functional and ornamental! Two thumbs up!!

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: 2017 Wild Pawpaw Watch Thread
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:12:37 PM »
Nice find Triloba Tracker! You got your hands on some good sized fruit! I've been collecting fruit from my trees this past week too. I need to forage around in the nearby woods to get my hands on some more fruit. Pawpaws are great eating!

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