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nicky116

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Mandelo(Cocktail Grapefruit)
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:12:48 PM »
Has anyone grown Mandelo  from seed? Just curious how long it would take to the fruiting stage from seed versus grafting onto Poncirius trifoliate.

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Re: Mandelo(Cocktail Grapefruit)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 03:51:35 PM »
Hi Nicky

You are coming up with some very interesting Citrus cultivars 8)! Thanks for making me aware of Mandelo and Panzarella.
By the way, are these cold hardy or are you just posting at the wrong place?

cheers Martin

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Re: Mandelo(Cocktail Grapefruit)
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 10:29:48 AM »
They are not cold hardy. Because of my climate zone, I need to grow them in pots, maintain them as dwarfs and eventually fruit.

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Re: Mandelo(Cocktail Grapefruit)
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 05:32:50 PM »
Keep my fingers crossed for you. I will try to get some seeds too, as it seems they are really unusual and tasty!

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Re: Mandelo(Cocktail Grapefruit)
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 06:43:54 PM »
The Panzarella orange is an orange seedling that germinated in a compost pile that John had.  It is a large sized, seedy fruit with the  parentage being unknown. Don't know the winter hardiness, but John thinks one of the parents might by a sweet lemon named Ujukitsu, which is not very cold hardy. - Millet
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Panzarella Orange
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 08:15:03 PM »
John did get back to me on his Panzaella orange. In his opinion the seedlings are probably not true. Since I have about 10 growing, I'm going to graft a few, use a few for rootstock and see what they develop into. Should be interesting.

 

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