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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Loquat scions for sale
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:29:32 PM »
Great seller. I got my scions very quickly. Thanks Socal10b.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus tachibana
« on: March 17, 2019, 08:09:54 PM »
I have citrus depressa (Shekwasha), citrus amblycarpa (Nasnaran) and changsha ("Honey" variety). My Shekwasha has survived every cold event that has come my way for the past 15 years which includes out surviving all my kumquats/kumquat hybrids, tiawanica, satsumas and more. We have gotten as low as 4-5 degrees F, maybe slightly lower. It has struggled the last couple of years and now is very small but it is still hanging in there. I grafted it on flying dragon about 4 feet up. If it were not grafted high up on flying dragon I don't think it would have survived all these years.

My ungrafted changsha died to the ground the year we hit 4-5F and barely came back from the roots that summer. Luckily I had enough material to graft it onto a trifoliate rootstock that I had growing right next to it and it survives today. The little sprout from the roots eventually died off.

I had a small Nasnaran graft out but it never got a chance to get established before we got slammed with single degree weather. It would be worth trying out again. I think the fruit taste similar to Tang. I have fruit currently on a potted tree. I can offer some seed or fruit in the for sale section if there is any interest.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Cherimoya fruit
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »

I am in search of cherimoya fruit. Does anyone have any fruit they would be willing to sell and ship to VA?

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.

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