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Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:38:35 PM »
I was looking for a seedless Kishu mandarin tree at Home Depot when I finally found one labeled simply "kishu".

Is there a distinction between "seedless kishu" and plain old "kishu"?

Also, does anyone know anything about Home Depot's "dwarf" citrus trees? Is it that pesky "flying dragon" rootstock? Is it worth planting or should I look elsewhere?

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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 09:11:08 PM »
All Kishu mandarins are seedless.   Whats wrong with Flying Dragon as a root stock?  Flying Dragon is a great root stock, produces very good tasting fruit..
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 09:14:52 PM by Millet »

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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 10:05:09 PM »
One of socal Home Depot suppliers is La Verne Nursery, which I recall now uses C-35 (semi-dwarf) rootstock.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 10:32:39 PM »
All Kishu mandarins are seedless.   Whats wrong with Flying Dragon as a root stock?  Flying Dragon is a great root stock, produces very good tasting fruit..

I was under the impression it was abandoned because it was overly dwarfing. But I'm very new and dont claim to really know anything haha.

Does rootstock really affect taste? How drastically?


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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 12:25:34 AM »
I have eaten TONS of kishus and have never had a single seed!

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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »
In the US, I don't think there's a seeded kishu. In China, I've eaten kishu-like mandarins with seeds. That's just the normal one they sell everywhere.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »
BonsaiBeast, I have a fully grown Cara Cara Navel orange growing on Flying Dragon.  The tree is 11-ft. tall and wide.  Brettay,  I fully agree with you about Page Mandarin.  They are a really great fruit,.  Many people say it is one of the best tasting of all.   Page makes a awesome glass of orange (mandarin) juice.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a seedy Kishu mandarin?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 11:05:16 PM »
In the US, I don't think there's a seeded kishu. In China, I've eaten kishu-like mandarins with seeds. That's just the normal one they sell everywhere.

There is a seeded kishu in Texas that used to be grown by citrus enthusiasts.

 

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