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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:31:55 AM »
I am very bad at grafting but often succeed with cleft grafts.

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If you want something cool & different find the Lion yuzu also called the shishi yuzu.

True. I read somewhere that it is not nearly as coldhardy as Yuzu. But the fruit can weigh 500g to 1kg!

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Excellent, Sergiy, show us more!

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I believe they do but just ask them, they speak Italian. Or you could visit the garden if you are ever in the area which is always worth a visit.

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Hey ilya do you know where this lemon is sold in europe?

I got this plant several years ago from Zdeněk Černoch,  it was also sold by Adavo.
But because of  "false Yuko" name it was removed from there catalogue.
http://www.rakytnik.com/index.php/galerie/citrusy/mrazuvzdorne-druhy-a-hybridy/citrus-juko-neprave
May be Zdenek still have it, but I am not sure that he is still in business.
http://exoticfruitplants.eu/


Too bad this could have been really interesting. Adavo should restock in a couple of months maybe i can find it there?
Zdenek surely hasn't it on his catalog of available plants now; hopefully it is still in business, since i sent him 60 last monday to get some plants!  ;D


Eisenhut also have it. It is their number 192.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Interesting japan citruses.
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:18:12 PM »
Thanks so much for this interesting find!

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Excellent work, Ilya! I look forward to seeing the fruit.

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Most, if not all the Yukos sold in Europe are not true Yuko but in fact some soviet lemon (or something like that), for example, the one Eisenhut sells: https://www.eisenhut.ch/dyn/index.php?id=272791&onlyid=140284

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:06:58 AM »
Maesy has a fruiting Dunstan and I believe he said it did not taste very good (mind you, in Swiss climate).

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:40:36 AM »
I wonder whether this one tastes better than No. 82 - and whether No. 82 tastes as good as they say :D. I have flowers on my potted 82 this year.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:49:18 AM »
Excellent plant!

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Nice plant in an even nicer city but no surprise. Poncirus will survive in all but the very coldest places of Germany.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Oroblanco
« on: April 11, 2019, 07:33:20 AM »
My seed-grown Sweetie is starting to flower for the first time after 4 or 5 years (I am not sure which year I planted the seed). I reckon that is quick enough for Switzerland. I hope it does not stop next year and take another couple of years to flower again.

It used to have much larger leaves but perhaps the pot is too small..
I will try to graft it onto Poncirus next year.





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The IVIA survived its first winter fine but it does not look too happy. However, it started to look like this last year already, so this does not seem to be a winter problem.



I was a bit surprised by the differences between the two backup plants I grafted last year. The left one is already flowering. They are on identical rootstocks in identical substrate.


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: March 30, 2019, 04:09:02 AM »
How cold do you reckon it was inside the Bloomsweet enclosure? I have a seed grown plant which is flowering for the first time.

I would say the climate here is pretty similar to where you are. From my experience so far I would say that, even with a cover, and even close to the South-facing side of the house, Bloomsweet is borderline in this climate. It might survive or might not. It's pretty "iffy". The Bloomsweet is still alive, but it still remains to be seen if it can put on enough growth so it does not decline. But it was also a colder Winter than usual here, that's something else to consider.
You may not want to risk your seed grown plant.

But this may be encouraging. Ilya posted a picture of his Bloomsweet (just outside of Paris) in the thread "Cold Hardry Grapefuit/Pommelos" on page 2.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=18992.25

So apparently it is possible for it to survive in Europe.


I made a mistake, it is not my Bloomsweet that is flowering but my Sweetie, sorry ;D. I confused the two in my head.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: March 29, 2019, 02:59:30 AM »
How cold do you reckon it was inside the Bloomsweet enclosure? I have a seed grown plant which is flowering for the first time.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
Ooh, yes, I love the smell of crushed lemon leaves. This actually is what got me hooked on citrus. Combava leaves are great too.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:26:45 PM »
That's about what I expected but you will have guessed that it won't stop me from trying. Thanks a lot anyway.

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Citrus General Discussion / Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:28:55 PM »
These are usually seedless but this winter I had a fruit that was full of large, flat seeds. I sowed them and they took their time but many germinated.

Now, I am wondering what to do.. I know pomelos do not come true from seed and our climate is much too cold to plant them in the ground but I'd still like to give them a try for the sake of it.

How long would they take to flower anyway? Any suggestions are welcome.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Tree- Arbutus unedo
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:15:32 AM »
Photo taken on 23 February.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Tree- Arbutus unedo
« on: March 14, 2019, 05:25:02 AM »
It is the ordinary Arbutus unedo. I will snap a pic when I get around to it.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Strawberry Tree- Arbutus unedo
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:46:39 AM »
I have one and I am in zone 7b/8a. It does well enough and always looks good. I was told that below -15C it can freeze back. We haven't seen such temps since it was planted, so I cannot comment on that.

It is a lovely tree, care-free and a bumblebee magnet late in the year. It tolerates pruning very well.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting with micropore
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:27:43 AM »
I have not heard of this material and have used Parafilm so far which has worked great. I usually wrap the union and the scions too and there has never been any mould. Would micropore be cheaper than Parafilm?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:24:50 AM »
Thanks! I know that Taitri isn't supposed to be very good tastewise but I am happy with anything even slightly better-tasting than Poncirus as long as it survives our winters and is able to ripen. Would Taitri be more coldhardy than Citrumelo?

Here are some of my seedlings. I have to keep them in community pots because of lack of space. I use a well-draining substrate in order not to over water them and to be able to seperate them easier later on.


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« on: March 09, 2019, 11:21:01 AM »
I have a bunch of seedlings from seed eyeckr kindly sent to me. I wonder how they handle European (i.e. Swiss) winters. USDA zones are only of limited use over here. This winter would have been 8b/9. But our winters are long and damp, days or even weeks below 0C occur every so often.

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