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manfromyard

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Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« on: October 16, 2016, 05:05:05 PM »
So I finally got some time to take a look at the tree this year. This one always is a great producer. So let's see what we can do with these.

First up, key lime pie or rather, citrangequat pie...
First ingredient, 1 Thomasville citrangequat tree!
   

I picked quite a few fruit, but I still have enough for maybe 3 or 4 more of these..

   

I actually needed less of these than I thought, because they are so juicy. The skin is very thin, but I was able to zest them easily enough.

   

The finished product. And my wife promptly adopted the first slice.

   

BTW, the remnants made an excellent margarita, if you're so inclined. I think I'll use some to make a nice persimmon and peach hot sauce since I have an excess of habaneros and fuyus this year......



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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 05:46:33 PM »
Excellent ! Thanks for the pictures. I need more rain and cooler temps at night. Weird fall so far. Tom

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 09:36:58 PM »
Excellent pics and story, manfromyard! Is your tree grafted on trifoliata or from seed?  My Thomasville is about that tall now, and hopefully it will produce one day. It's good to to see something on the cold hardy section of the forum again.

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 10:59:57 PM »
This one is from seed, and is about 6 years old now.
It started producing last year.
If only my Yuzuquat got the hint. That one has yet to produce a thing. However, it did get zapped hard from the ice storm 2 years ago, so maybe next year...

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 02:58:38 PM »
Thomasville, do produce quite a bit of fruit.  The tree I had  also produced both single leaves and trifoliate leaves. - Millet

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 08:19:03 PM »
Mine produces trifoliate and unifoliate leaves as well. As it gets bigger, it becomes more unifoliate.

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 03:37:10 PM »
Looks good.

I made a Cintrangequat pie and it was quite yummy.

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 05:01:26 PM »
eyeckr sent me some fruits.

Thomasville Citrangquat was like a slightly more sour version of calamondin. It had good flavor. (I could even say that I could enjoy eating it) The peel was borderline tolerably edible but a little too much like orange peel to really eat it. I found one seed inside.
Fruit size was nice, bigger than your typical calamondin.

On the other hand, Glen Citrangedin had a really off flavor and aroma, smelling reminiscent of baby wipes, and because of that was inedible (to me). fruits were also tiny

I tasted them side by, and am going to have to say that Thomasville is clearly superior in every way to Glen.

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 06:23:11 PM »
Fully ripe Thomasville (by April in the South of France) taste almost like a small orange, it can be eaten out of hand.
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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 05:46:01 AM »
Last week I harvested fruits from Thomasville branch grafted on clementine tree  in the South of France (zone 9b).



It seems that they are fully ripe by now, very juicy, ratio of sweetness/acid like that for the orange navel, 14 Brix, aromatic.
Albedo is sweet with some  faint bitterness, outside rind smells  like a mix of kumquat/orange. Not a single note from trifoliata grandparent.
The main drawback of Thomasville is this late ripeness  that is very close to Nagami.



 
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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
Ilya, is peel sweet like kumquat?

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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 05:15:56 AM »
Yes, at this stage you can eat it as a whole.
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Re: Using up those Citrangequats!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2019, 07:26:42 AM »
Oh, I love them! They taste so good eaten with the peel when they are fully ripe.
A mixture between kumquat and orange. Very juicy with a sweet and sour taste.
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