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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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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Variegated Poncirus
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:45:25 AM »
 Thank you, Laaz. How did you get it in the first place? Was it from seed?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Variegated Poncirus
« on: March 06, 2019, 04:10:25 PM »
Florian This link gives you the answer.
Unfortunately in French.

http://www.fruitiers-rares.info/articles63a68/article67-semis-Poncirus-trifoliata-et-variete-monstrosa.html

So I allow myself to quickly translate the most important.
The origin of this is genetic but most often the influence of a fungus Aspergillus flavus and Alternaria tenuis present on the seed coat.


Thanks for the link. French is fine, I am Swiss after all..;-).

But whose plant is this chimera above (or whatever it is)? I would like to learn more.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Variegated Poncirus
« on: March 06, 2019, 05:16:49 AM »
I was browsing citrus pages when I saw this picture of a variegated Poncirus.


Is there any information available? Is there anyone growing variegated Poncirus?
Thanks!

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus seed germination beginning in 6 days
« on: March 01, 2019, 03:00:32 PM »
I have had excellent and quick germination with Taitri too. I used the baggy method with perlite and put it on a radiator. No albinos so far.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« on: March 01, 2019, 01:34:25 AM »
You are much ahead of us. Here, citrus do not flower before April or even May.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tiny dragon flying dragon trifoliate
« on: February 26, 2019, 04:41:20 AM »
I found this link: https://mrmaple.com/products/buy-poncirus-trifoliata-tiny-dragon-dwarf-contorted-hardy-orange

It says:
'TIny Dragon'  is a dwarf contorted hardy orange with thin thread-like leaves. The branching is even more contorted than 'Flying Dragons' and is much slower in its growth.Ted Stephens and Rick Crowder found this hardy orange at a garden center in Japan as they were leaving Nagoya headed toward Gifu. While Ted ended up calling this selection 'Baby Dragon', Rick ended up calling this tree 'Tiny Dragon'. Either way, this dwarf contorted hardy orange stays small and is a great candidate for growing in a fairy garden or container. 'Tiny Dragon' may reach 4 ft by 4 ft in 15 years.
The fruit on 'TIny Dragon' is rare but tastes quite tart, similar to a lemon. The fruit of this species is often used in making marmalade. 


So mine is not the Tiny Dragon, just tiny 8). Ilya, you are most certainly correct in assuming it is the rosette-type. Because apart from having extremely short internordes, it is also supposed to have thick roots, which, in fact, it does have.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tiny dragon flying dragon trifoliate
« on: February 24, 2019, 02:17:47 PM »
I haven't heard of it either but I have a couple of FD seedlings that are much tinier than my other seedlings (also FD).

One year old


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus growing in Switzerland
« on: February 23, 2019, 10:17:45 AM »
Yes, the temperature near the house is warmer here too. But it is not enough in a cold winter with extended freezes. Last year, I lost a Citrange only about a metre away (in the pic on the right where you can see a few leaves of the changsha I put in its place, which btw. also survived unprotected).

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus growing in Switzerland
« on: February 23, 2019, 06:37:04 AM »
If only all winters were like this one. Where I live, the absolute has been around -5/-6C.
My ichangensis x sinensis is not impressed 8).


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus growing in Switzerland
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
I have a K which is also monofoliate. Btw. I thought they went from A to R not only K.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:45:45 AM »
Check out the Hamlin x FD: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=28270.msg321750#msg321750.
It appears to be rather coldhardy.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Trifoliate hybrid ID
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:08:00 AM »
Ok, I see. That makes sense. Mine is grafted. But then I am not convinced the above plant is Thomasville since almost all of its leaves are trifoliate (although on some the two side leaflets are very small).

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Trifoliate hybrid ID
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:19:37 AM »
Ilya, is your Thomasville trifoliate? Mine is exclusively monofoliate.. ???

Socal2warm, Montreux is one of the mildest places in Switzerland north of the alps.
The wall is indeed facing south and the little tree is only a couple of metres away from lake Geneva.
I guess that a Satsuma would survive most winters there unprotected.



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Welcome to the forum!
Just beware when buying citrus because there are many different cultivars of some species and also some wrong names in the trade.
For example, Eisenhut's Sudachi (N 80) is in fact a Hana Yuzu. There is also a fake (Russian) Yuko which is in fact a variety of lemon.

Since you are from the Netherlands, you could perhaps contact Citrusbali.nl

Check out Citrus pages for more information on citrus coming true from seed and more: http://citruspages.free.fr/classification.html

cheers


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Trifoliate hybrid ID
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:24:01 AM »
Seen today in Montreux (CH), any guesses?







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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus inodora
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:06:59 PM »
Good stuff. Does it occur naturally where you live? Is the fruit any good? It looks tiny and seedy on pics.

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