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Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:20:12 PM »
I thought that I had removed all the little fruitlets off of my UGA Grand Frost tree this past spring. I found this one later, hiding under some low hanging leaves. When I first found it, it was the size of a golf ball, so I decided to leave it. Now it is bigger than a softball.



UGAGrand Frost Lemon (I have big hands)

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 06:26:51 PM »
Research as found leaving one fruit on a very small citrus tree, does not affect its growth at all.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 11:34:35 AM by Millet »

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 06:36:40 PM »
That's good to know, Millet. I sure hope it taste good, because it is HUUUUGGGEEEE....for a lemon anyway.

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 11:17:30 PM »
I have a small Buddha’s Hand citron tree that lorewren gave me.  I removed all but one fruitlet when it flowered as I had never seen a Buddha’s hand in person.  This fruit is now bigger than my own hand and is still green.  I am hoping it will be ripe by Halloween and I can use it to scare children  ;D
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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 04:19:49 PM »
Well dang, Brian, it looks like we can only play catch, unless some one has an extra large fingerlime... then we can play ball!!!!!!!!

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 06:36:02 PM »
Isn't "Grand Frost lemon" just an irradiated seedless version of Ichang lemon?

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 08:09:39 PM »
That is what I understand. 

From University of Georgia...

Grand Frost™ lemon, which also originates from a Chinese cultivar, produces large, juicy fruit and has been grown by backyard citrus growers since the 1930s. Grand Frost™ has significantly fewer seeds than the Chinese cultivar, and also is able to survive cold winters in South Georgia.

From Growing Produce...

‘Sweet Frost’ is an irradiated Changsha mandarin with two to three seeds per fruit. It has a Brix range of 11-12, it is very easy peel, well-colored, and matures (in GA) in November or December.

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 09:52:04 AM »
Sorry, I copied wrong section from Growing Produce...

‘Grand Frost’ is an irradiated Ichang lemon. This is a large lemon (25 centimeters to 28 cm in circumference) with about 8 Brix and high juice content. It has nice, bright-yellow color and a maturity range of November through January.
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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Is it possible to get grand frost lemon seeds from you?

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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2018, 11:40:47 AM »
Don't worry, once your tree start carrying more fruit that all change, here is case in point.Here is a picture of a Cara-Cara red navel.
If you have 3 branches per tree and one of them carry a fruit, that one will not grow more, while the other two will.






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Re: Sneaky Lemon
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 03:11:49 PM »
Well, it appears that I may have a mislabeled tree. I believe it is actually a Pink Frost grapefruit, instead of a Grand Frost lemon. Wrong shape and size. I will know for sure when it ripens.


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