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SoCal2warm

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Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2019, 04:49:22 PM »
Here's a picture of one of the "MIC" ((CiTemple edible x Ichang papeda) x Minneola tangelo) plants. It was grown indoors in a grow tent but has now been outside for a few days days, seems to be happy:


Here's a picture of the other MIC that was planted in-ground and was exposed to the Winter. As you can see it didn't do so well, there's only a green stem buried deep down in there amongst the dead branches. Don't know if it will be able to sprout back.

Both are on rootstock.

I think the MIC hybrid was a good idea but maybe that one that was hybridized didn't end up getting the best combination of cold hardy genes.

zone 8a, Pacific Northwest, colder Winter than usual this year with the little plants getting burried in snow. The MIC was looking good until early February when the snow came.

I'm estimating the temperatures got down to 14 degrees in that spot of the yard, at the lowest point. (And daytime temperatures this Winter were never that warm)

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Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 05:15:02 PM »
SoCal , it looks like you have joined a number of US hardy citrus growers in our "moment of truth" in regards to an eye opening reality check this February. Hopefully the plants you have on life support will survive and recover. It can be disheartening to see plants on which we have high hopes succumb to cold.

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Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2019, 02:58:36 PM »
Bloom on Bloomsweet grapefruit


but it doesn't smell like grapefruit blossoms, it smells more like the blossoms of sour orange, with a hint of bergamot and pomelo blossom.

 

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