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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichang papeda fruiting season?
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:05:17 AM »
Mine flower in spring and occasionally flower again later in the year. Depending on the variety, they can be ripe as early as October.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichang papeda tasting / flavor
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:50:33 AM »
I'm thinking maybe in this northern climate, Ichang papeda fruits do not have time to grow to full size. The region around Portland/Olympia has already entered into the colder rainy season.
Keep in mind the early Fall season here has cooler/colder average temperatures than New England (although the temperatures show more stability with fewer very cold days).
If the fruits have only reached this size by this time in the year, then it is difficult to imagine them being able to grow any bigger.
This is from a big tree that should be fully mature enough.

I do not think it is the northern climate. My climate is cooler than Portland and has significantly fewer average hours of sun per day, yet the fruits grow to normal size and have no problem reaching maturity.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Poncirus winter protection
« on: September 05, 2020, 04:14:44 AM »
Poncirus is reputed to withstand -20 to -25C, depending on the source. I have not been able to test this but there are other people here who have seen those kind of temperatures. I would think that light protection during the first few years should suffice and no heating is necessary but others may know more.


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Would like to ask regarding the precocious, how long will take to fruit from seed?
Also would be interested what is minimum temp. it can withstand and what is best temp. to overwinter (could be overwinter in room temp. around 20C)?

I would also like to know what minimum temperatures they can take for a longer period of time. So far, I have been reluctant to buy a finger lime because I fear I will kill it in its first winter anyway. I overwinter my potted Citrus in a cold but just frost-free greenhouse.

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They got a little protection over the winter.

New Zealand lemonade protected on all sides with 4 layers of glass with the north wall my house.


Fukushu kumquat seed grown with 4 layers of glass east and west.  3 layers for south wall


Valentine pomelo behind 4 layers of glass east and west. 3 layer south wall


Meiwa kumquat with 4 layers of glass with no heating devices


Impressive setup you have there. I would be much too lazy to build such a sophisticated protection every winter. Here's hoping winters contiue being as mild as they have been the last few years here.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichangensis froze to death, then bloomed.
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:46:10 AM »
 19F/-7C seems weak. Any true Citrus ichangensis should be able to take more. I think Ilya said that Citrus ichangensis breaks dormancy quickly and is subsequently more vulnerable to (late) frosts and can be easily damaged at much higher temps than normal. I have never had this with my Citrus ichangensis but it is grafted on Poncirus. There is a fella near Cologne (GER) who has a seed-grown, fruiting tree which he claims is very coldhardy (also, the fruit are rather large and nearly seedless).

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: May 29, 2020, 04:46:21 AM »
Do any of the coldhardy citrus reliably ripen for you? Where I live, the absolute low isn't even that much of a problem but many varieties are just too late and then frost can take the fruit.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus growing in Switzerland
« on: May 27, 2020, 11:33:32 AM »
Last week, I planted this Citrumelo Nr. 82, that I grafted myself, in my grandma's garden. My own garden is very small and she let me use this corner :). Citrumelo 82 is a selection made by Eisenhut nursery here in Switzerland for those who don't know this cultivar. Pics and description can be seen here: https://www.forum-agrumes.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=948





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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: May 05, 2020, 03:44:11 PM »
My in-ground Prague sailed through its first winter unscathed. It was a very mild winter with a low of around only -5 C. It has flowered for the first time but not set fruit (which is not surprising).



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Cold Hardy Citrus / Reddish new shoots on Citrus ichangensis IVIA
« on: April 17, 2020, 01:39:29 AM »
I just wanted to show you this photo. I always enjoy it very much when my ichangensis produce new growth.



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Congrats! I always feel it is more special when a seed-grown plant flowers.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiikuwasha
« on: March 30, 2020, 02:58:27 PM »
Yuzu x keraji certainly does sound promising. :)

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Razzlequat
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:16:33 AM »
"Tart but good, much like a lime and with no unpleasant aftertaste at all" doesn't sound all that useless to me ;)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: New citrus variety: Banzzai
« on: February 07, 2020, 04:29:37 AM »
Thanks for the link. I don't like the many names either but at least it is becoming available in Europe.

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I got grapefruit as well ;D. Do they say anything about hardiness or taste?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: ichangensis x Satsuma ?
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:30:26 AM »
This could be an interesting cross and probably pretty coldhardy but as far as fruit quality goes just get the right Yuzu, which is excellent.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiikuwasha
« on: February 03, 2020, 03:40:24 AM »
Very interesting. I didn't think it would be that coldhardy. Might have to get one after all.. :)

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Seems to be only monofoliate now, right?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:43:56 AM »
Exciting nonetheless. Keep up the good work!

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to tell a fruit is frost damaged
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:22:31 AM »
Quick update. The fruit is actually good to eat when the rind is still greenish so I picked two today.
 

For comparison a large(ish) navel orange. Are these spots frost damage?




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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to tell a fruit is frost damaged
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:43:07 PM »
Thanks all for your answers.
Jloup, it is excellent, just like an orange.
Its coldhardiness remains to be tested in my climate. It has no problem with short cold spells down to -8/-10C (it has not been colder since I planted it) but it froze half to death after several days of continuous freezing temps in 16/17 where the absolute minimum temp wasn't even that low. This is the first time it has fruited after the damage.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / How to tell a fruit is frost damaged
« on: January 21, 2020, 02:09:03 PM »
I still have some fruit on my ichangensis x sinensis. We are expected to see -4/-5C the coming nights.
They have already seen a few -2/-3C and still look pristine.
Will they wrinkle or fall off or something like that when damaged by frost?


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Interesting but useless toy
« on: January 19, 2020, 02:46:35 PM »
I tried one of these with a lemon and it worked quite well. It failed to get out all the juice though.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:04:57 AM »
Thank you Socal, for posting that image of my tree. 
I harvested the fruit on that in mid-November.  About 6 lbs.  They range in size from sub-ping-pong ball to medium size Satsuma.  The flavor is good, but rather sour.  Ripeness varies considerably.  The ripest ones have 'squishy' peels and peel rather easily, though not so easily as Satsumas.  Since snow flurries are occurring, I think I'll stay indoors and use the time to do a Brix and Acid level reading this afternoon, using the smaller ones.



I apologize for the blurriness of the image, but I ain't no photographer.  The fruit above the ruler are some of the Citsumas; I've eaten the largest few, and juiced a few others for a Chinese dish.  The three fruit on the bottom of the image are typical LA Early Satsumas, to provide scale, along with the blurry ruler.

Thanks for your comparison, Jim! May I ask if your Prague is a regular bearer? Has it ever had trouble fruiting?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: citrus grown from seed shows more cold hardiness
« on: January 14, 2020, 03:49:11 AM »
Is it the same ichangensis clone? They can vary quite a bit in coldhardiness.

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