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Perplexed

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How hardy is TaiTri?
« on: March 08, 2019, 12:34:58 AM »
Mainly for zone 7b(8a), lately the weather has been good this year not falling below 20F at the moment. Lowest this year so far was 26F though the weather is very bipolar though.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:43:49 AM »
Eyeckr is in Virginia Beach (8a) and TaiTri is the most vigorous growing/fruiting variety he has.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 01:00:58 AM »
N1tri seedling on the left, TaiTri seedling on the right


I don't think it's a coincidence they are both showing leaf yellowing.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 11:21:01 AM »
I have a bunch of seedlings from seed eyeckr kindly sent to me. I wonder how they handle European (i.e. Swiss) winters. USDA zones are only of limited use over here. This winter would have been 8b/9. But our winters are long and damp, days or even weeks below 0C occur every so often.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »
USDA zones are only of limited use over here. This winter would have been 8b/9. But our winters are long and damp, days or even weeks below 0C occur every so often.
I'm in the Pacific Northwest so the climate here is somewhat similar to Europe. In more northerly climates there's no danger of a plant prematurely coming out of dormancy, because the temperatures remain constantly cool. But it also seems with the cooler temperatures and shorter growing season, hardy citrus plants can run out of energy and may not be able to recover from damage that they do incur.

I think TaiTri should do perfectly fine in European climate zone 8.
Eating quality is not very good though. It's practically like a slightly improved version of trifoliate. However, grown from seedling you never know, there may be a seedling that lacks bitterness. I think most of the TaiTri seeds are zygotic.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 04:08:37 PM »
Keep in mind that TaiTri is a cross between Taiwanica lemon and trifoliate.
Tiwanica lemon (Nanshodaidai in Japan) is actually a type of sour orange in genotype, and is almost as hardy as Yuzu. It grows well in zone 8b in the (U.S.) South.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 10:24:50 AM »
Thanks! I know that Taitri isn't supposed to be very good tastewise but I am happy with anything even slightly better-tasting than Poncirus as long as it survives our winters and is able to ripen. Would Taitri be more coldhardy than Citrumelo?

Here are some of my seedlings. I have to keep them in community pots because of lack of space. I use a well-draining substrate in order not to over water them and to be able to seperate them easier later on.


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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 06:09:49 PM »
Would Taitri be more coldhardy than Citrumelo?
Going by its ancestry, I would assume so, but I can't say with absolute certainty.

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Re: How hardy is TaiTri?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 05:30:54 PM »
another TaiTri seedling in a garden in western Germany.
It is much bigger by now.
Probably never protected.

 

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