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Shiranui too large for branches
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:52:29 PM »
the Last couple of days have been pretty windy and I just got home from work and noticed that two branches of my  Shiranui(Dekopon) were snapped in half. Iíve noticed that Shiranui, like most tangerines, tend to hold too many fruit on their branches. I thought I was smart and thinned about 70% of the fruit when they were about marble size but that just made the remaining fruit bigger. My larger fruit are as big, if not bigger than the store bought Premium Dekopon fruit. My largest weighed about 1 lbs 2 Oz.

Anyone else have issues with their Shiranui grafts? The fruit were already colored up but I was hoping to let them hang a bit longer to sweeten up more. I just cut open a smaller fruit to take a Brix reading and it came in at 14% Brix.

Without curing the fruit, the flavor was good with good sweetness and an acidity similar to an Orange. I will cure some of the fruit in my garage for 1-3 weeks in order to let the citric/ascorbic acid mellow to see if flavor improves.  Here are some pictures of the fruit harvested from the branches that snapped off.









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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 11:18:07 PM »
A suggestion.  when you cure your fruit, you might consider wrapping it in paper, as the Japanese do.

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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 12:49:41 AM »
I have an unknown type of pomelo that had the same issue with winds this year, and a plot last year. Always a learning experience... I lost a full wheelbarrow off one branch from my pomelo this year the fruits were soccer ball size!
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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 08:11:16 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion Millet, Iíll give it a try.

Zephian, that sucks. Hopefully your fruit were still edible.

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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 03:10:34 AM »
All mine broke their twigs this year. I haven't tasted any yet, but the squirrels chewed on the green fruits before I plastic boxed them.

Millet, so a few days to dissipate excess moisture, some days wrapped in paper? Or just directly wrap them in paper for a few weeks?

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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 06:30:22 PM »
Look at these monsters


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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 09:11:57 PM »
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 09:13:51 PM by Millet »

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Re: Shiranui too large for branches
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 06:16:02 PM »
Behl, those are huge!

Thanks Millet, 2 months at below 59F and covered in the dark.

On a side note, I purchased some Dekopon at Sprouts and it had a Brix reading of 14%, same as what I got from my grafts.

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