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African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
Thinking about getting this variety to test it out? Anyone got information about this hardiness wise?

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 01:36:08 AM »
Might be similar to citrumelo, I would guess. Citrumelos seem to do well in zone 8. Sometimes they can survive and fruit in zone 7b.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 07:38:02 AM »
Could also be less cold-tolerant than citrumelo since african shaddock is a pomelo. But who knows until it is tested!

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
Yeah apparently the seeds are $77 for I think a pint. Iíll give them a try.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 03:56:28 PM »
Lol! That's going to be a hell of a lot of seeds. I doubt they will be as hardy as swingle & will produce large trees that are more prone to cold damage.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 04:37:25 PM »
Yeah itíll be a lot. Iím on border 7b-8a so I think it wont survive that long Or at all in my climate.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 04:41:26 PM »
Yeah itíll be a lot. Iím on border 7b-8a so I think it wont survive that long Or at all in my climate.
I would guess they have about a 50 percent chance of surviving if planted out after the plant has reached 3 feet tall.
You might cover with a cold frame to give it a chance to establish its roots the first year.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 05:06:26 PM »
Mhm, I might try that out to establish a root system.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 05:25:36 PM »
It will get way to large to fast to be able to protect long term.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 06:38:51 PM »
Dang thats tuff. Might now get the seeds now 3

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 10:29:51 PM »
Why do you want to grow this cultivar?  Is it for root stock seedlings?   It wonl't be very good to eat.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 04:42:20 AM »
According to experiences from grower from Czech Republic, it survived 3 weeks of -7 įCelsius, but the taste is bad, only flowers are big and ornamental.

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Re: African shadock x rubidoux trifoliate - Poncirus
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 01:40:14 PM »
I really only what it for itís look. I donít really care about Taste because I donít even like eating citrus in general.

 

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