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AndrewAZ

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Citrus in bloom
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:22:53 PM »
Very excited,  as I have some citrus in bloom this year, that have not fruited in the past.  One is an improved variety of tarrocco blood orange.  Another is kishu mandarin.  The one I am most surprised over, though is changsha mandarin.  I have only had tree 3 years, one in ground, and it is probably no more than 4-5 years old on it's roots.  I wasn't sure how this mandarin would do in AZ, since it is a cold hardy variety and not sold out here.  But, it has been an exceptionally strong grower for me.  I really feel like changsha would be a sought after variety if it wasn't so seedy.





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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 11:37:05 PM »
Citrus looks a little stretchy, but healthy and congrats on the blooms.  Let us know how the fruit tastes in 8 months.

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 08:14:43 AM »
Miss having the citrus blooms and "orange blossom honey"

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 06:46:43 AM »
I was living many years in Greece so we had this all te year.. Reallu miss this too.

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:31:13 AM »
All of my kumquats are blooming now.  Next year should be a nice crop.

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 06:58:30 PM »
AndrewAZ, I have a tree from UGA, that is an improved version of changsha. It is supposed to have better flavor and less seeds. It is very small now. I put it in the ground a few months ago. It is on Flying Dragon rootstock, and growing well.

TFN

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 01:24:39 AM »
Yes, I have heard of it. I had a changsha in VA that q
Had better flavor than most from Gaylord in VA beach.  The flavor was outstanding but seedy.  I am hoping mine might be similar.  I have also heard that our high temps in Scottsdale help to sweeten citrus.  So I hope so.  Especially since I cannot import anything out here.
Lucky for me m, seeds do not horribly bother me.

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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
I personally know Gaylord, what a nice guy..  He has been very silent lately, I have not seen him around any of the citrus forms.
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Re: Citrus in bloom
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 01:18:04 AM »
Super great guy.  I used to love visiting his place to buy stuff.  He had a perfect microclimate of a pond, close to the ocean.  Unfortunately,  after I left VA in 2012, i know they had some really bad cold snaps and he lost a lot of trees.  Would love to know what he still has growing.

 

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