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

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 ;)

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.

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

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.

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.. :)

Seems to be only monofoliate now, right?

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

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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: December 13, 2019, 03:28:31 PM »
I forgot to measure it but it weighed exactly 70 grams.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: December 13, 2019, 03:45:39 AM »
I have posted this elsewhere but thought I'd show my first ever Prague fruit here as well. I am rather happy with it. It is a good Satsuma, juicy and seedless. No off flavours or aftertaste whatsoever. To my surprise, the peel was quite edible and sweet(ish).

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB: Sweetie
« on: December 07, 2019, 05:54:22 AM »
I once found a single seed in a Sweetie and planted it. It has flowered this year for the first time after around four years from seed but hasn't fruited yet.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sacaton Citrumelo F2 seedlings
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:41:45 PM »
Funny enough, Eisenhut has a Citrumelo Yuma too and all seedlings I have appear to be nucellar. The fruit is twice as large as Eisenhut's Sacaton and much less awful.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Sacaton Citrumelo F2 seedlings
« on: November 30, 2019, 11:33:18 AM »
Just wanted to show you my seedlings of a Sacaton citrumelo. This one is know to have a very high percentage of zygotic seeds. In fact, only Nr. 2 looks like a nucellar plant to me, 3 and 4 are completely monofoliate.

Nr. 1

Nr. 2

Nr. 3

Nr. 4

Nr. 5

On one hand, this is excellent for breeding purposes but on the other hand, Sacaton Citrumelo is not a very good Citrumelo. It has a very strong Poncirus taste, much more so than others I have tried and it is rather small.

I picked the fruit in Eisenhut's nursery so the pollen donor could have been anything. There was a Yuzu nearby but also an Oronules, some sort of Changsha, a Thomasville and others.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Lobed citranges
« on: November 24, 2019, 11:09:27 AM »
Do those mites prefer certain Poncirus hybrids? I have seen quite a few deformed citranges but not so many other citrus and never Poncirus.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: True hardiness of Flying Dragon
« on: November 07, 2019, 04:01:04 PM »
I have never seen FD or poncirus hybrids ever come out of dormancy with just a  couple days of warm weather.  It often takes a week or more of warm weather to bring them out of dormancy.

Same here. However, this year, snow in May did kill a lot of flowers but that's another story.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking For Poncirus Fruits ( EU only )
« on: October 26, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
I have flying dragon fruit but I believe shipping cost to Germany would be prohibitively high.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon from Seeds
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:35:24 PM »
Another super dwarf would be the match and rosette type seedlings. I found two rosette type seedlings among my FD seedlings last year.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon from Seeds
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:43:41 AM »
Mine do vary quite a bit. All are contorted to some degree or another but some grow slower and others quicker. None are standard Poncirus if that is what you mean by true to seed.

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