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African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:29:53 PM »
Just found out about this hybrid. Its essentially a Pummelo x trifoliate hybrid. Its actually pretty common in the rootstock field.

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 07:27:47 PM »
So it's a citrumelo variety?  What's it called?

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 09:48:36 PM »
That's what the variety is called. In this case you could call it a Citrummelo since a shaddock means pommelo so it's an african pummelo mixed with rubidoux trifoliate. I don't know what the hardiness is so I'm gonna guess it's not relatively hardy. Pummelos are zone 10 or 9 and R trifoliate is 5.

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 09:53:05 PM »
So if you do 10(or 9)+ 5 = 15(or 14)/2 = 7.5(or 7) So the average of the zone hardiness may or may not be 7a or 7b. I'm in zone 7b/8a so I might have a chance.

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 07:05:22 PM »
Well, my Dunstan citrumelo trees have performed pretty well here in zone 6b for the past three years with no protection.

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 09:52:40 PM »
I'm in zone 7b/8a so it well do pretty well where i'm at. Did you get yours from woodlanders?

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Re: African shaddock X Rubidoux trifoliate
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 07:10:51 PM »
No, I grew my citrumelos from seed from fruit given to me from a grower in Virginia Beach.

 

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