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TooFarNorth

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Cultivar list
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:25:42 PM »
Board seems slow, so I thought I would make a list of the citrus trees I have, and maybe you could tell me which ones I should think about getting rid of or which ones you think I should add. I need cold hardiness and early ripening. I have only tasted a few of these cultivars.

Caracara orange        3
Page                         2
Early Pride                 2
Red lime seedling       1
Meyer Lemon             3
Bloomsweet               1
Moro blood                 1
Sanguenilla                1
Fukushu                    1
UGA Grand frost          1
UGA Pink frost             1
UGA Sweet frost          1
Lee xNova                    1
Sugarbelle                   2
NZ lemonade               1
Giant Aust. Finger lime  1
Hirado Buntan pomelo   1
Clementine                    1
Bearrs lime                  1
Yuzu                           1
Flame grapefruit             1
Arctic Frost                    3
Brown Select                 3
Miho                            3
Bumper                       3
Xie-shan                      3
Okitsu                         3
Kishu                           3
Dekopon                      3
Owari                           3
Red clementine             1

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 11:09:26 PM »
You have a lot of mandarins (I think) that I don't know anything about.  I'd suggest a Nordman Seedless Kumqut if you like kumquats.  Seedlessness is really convenient. 

I have gotten fruit from most of my trees but not all.  Here are the ones I'm keeping for as long as I have space:

Moro blood orange
Tarocco blood orange
Sanguinelli blood orange
Bearss lime
Fukushu kumquat
Nordman seedless Nagami kumquat
Minneola tangelo
Nagami kumquat
Buddhas hand citron
Variegated Pink lemon
Sunquat
Owari satsuma
Marumi kumquat
Red clementine seedling
Xie Shan mandarin
Valentine pummelo
Flame grapefruit
White grapefruit
Kishu mandarin
Vaniglia sanuingo orange
Meiwa kumquat
Green Fingerlime
Red lime
Dekopan mandarin
Tango mandarin
Cara cara orange

And these are the ones that will be the first to go when I need to make room.  Either because I don't like the fruit or I have better alternatives.

Golden nugget mandarin
Tahoe gold mandarin
Key lime
Giant key lime
Limequat
Meyer lemon
Centennial variegated kumquat
Nippon orangequat
Indio mandarinquat
Chandler pummelo
Calomondin
Rangpur lime


I'm actually going to have to pare down to only a dozen in-ground citrus trees over time in my greenhouse, plus a few smaller ones in containers.  Tough choices ahead.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 11:17:14 PM by brian »

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 10:02:47 AM »
I was thinking of add a Gold Nugget. Why do you have it on your to go list?  Is it flavor, size, or other attributes that you do not want? I thought it was supposed to be highly praised.

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »
TFN of the cultivars shown on your list I would keep:
Cara Cara
Page
Moro
Sugar Belle
New Zealand Lemonade
Bearss Lime
Xie Shan
Dekopon
Owari
Grapefruit (But it would be a white Grapefruit like Marsh seedless)

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 10:50:27 AM »
It tends to be too sweet and not tart enough, and is sometimes dry and puffy.  I prefer Tango

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 11:11:33 AM »
I wonder why people have a low opinion of Fallglo, which Early Pride is a low seeded version of. The ones my wife and I had last fall were "tongue slap your brains out" good. Early Pride and Sugarbelle were both awesome. I have yet to try Dekopon as they were not quite ready yet. I won't give up my Meyers, as I would have to defend myself from my friends, family and neighbors, plus I like them too. I have not tasted Valentine pomelo, but I love the Hirado Butan. Did not care for Chandler. I am still testing scion\rootstock combos and will have to wait until I get to taste fruit from more mature trees before deciding which to keep \ get rid of. The Bumper did not impress me last year, but it is young. I guess I am partial to pink grapefruit, but that is what I grew up with. Is the Marsh grapefruit cold hardy at all?

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Marsh grapefruit is not a cold hardy cultivar.   I remember Dr. Malcolm Manners once wrote on the old forum, that a Marsh grapefruit he picked from a 25 year old tree was the best grapefruit he had ever tasted.  That tree was growing on the collage campus of Florida Southern Collage.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 07:01:32 PM »
I would like to add Gold Nugget, Tango, and Daisy SL to my mini orchard, but I think they come off in Jan. which is usually my coldest month. I really need them to come off no later than late Dec.  I am also keeping an eye out for UF 950 and Bingo when they get released. They sound promising.

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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 07:08:50 PM »
I have all the golds, nugget, tahoe, yosemite and shasta. They are all good so add them all to your collection  :)

toofarnorth what do you think of the Okitsu Wase ?
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
Containerman,  I've only had a couple from a young tree.  They were pretty good. I suspect they will get better as tree ages. Which of the Golds get ready the earliest? Usually by the first week of Jan., the temps really plummet. I can put one close to house for extra protection,( lights, heater, etc.)


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Re: Cultivar list
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 05:27:25 PM »
Marsh grapefruit is not a cold hardy cultivar.   I remember Dr. Malcolm Manners once wrote on the old forum, that a Marsh grapefruit he picked from a 25 year old tree was the best grapefruit he had ever tasted.  That tree was growing on the collage campus of Florida Southern Collage.

Millet,
Is Marsh available where I could get it?  I remember the white grapefruit when I was a youth that I had to put sugar on it so I could eat it.  Today, I love the pink fleshed Rio Red (now Rio Star) gf. I could eat two a day.
I see Texas A&M has Reed Marsh, is this the same varietal? 
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 05:36:14 PM by Yorgos »
Near NRG Stadium, Houston Texas. USDA zone 9a

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 05:41:53 PM »
Yourgos, is Houston in a quarantine area?  There might be a location in Texas where you can purchase a Marsh Grapefruit tree, but I personally don't know of a Texas supplier. Maybe Mr. Texas can chime in when he reads this post. The sweetness of white grapefruit depends on how long you let the fruit remain on the tree, and how hot of an area the tree is grown in..  I pick the fruit in March and April.  Marsh taste like a real grapefruit is supposed to taste.
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