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Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« on: March 27, 2019, 04:50:38 AM »
I'm looking for Citrus Sudachi and Yuko. Perhaps somebody has some seeds or knows where I can buy plants in Europe.

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 04:39:15 AM »
Anyone any idea where to find Citrus Sudachi in Europe? I know theWasabicompany cells Sudachi trees but It will be difficult and expensive to get them here. I will be able to find fruit by the end of the year, but perhaps somebody has some material.

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 06:33:56 AM »
Yuko it's hard to find. Only in japan. Import permits to bring into EU would be a couple of thousand of euro.

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 06:41:05 AM »
Japan cultivars is pretty hard to find in EU. For two reasons,
first, import citrus trees is banned from outside EU,
second, citruses in Japan are known as  CTV transporters often. And nurseries, which are capable to clean budwood are not interested in such cultivars.
This is reason why enthusiasts start some japan citrus from seeds.
So, if you find some fruiting japan citrus cultivar like sudachi, or yuko in EU, they are most likely illegally imported and affected by CTV.
There is a test kit for sale for CTV in EU, but it costs cca. 80 with shipping.
But as far as I know sudachi and yuko are not worth to grow for fruit, only as curiosity.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 06:48:58 AM by Radoslav »

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:05:51 AM »
I did find a Citrus Yuko plant (it being shipped right now), but I don't know anything about the authenticity of the plant (might want to check it at some point). Last year there were a couple of companies that import Japanese Citrus from Japan. I was able to find Yuzu this way and Sudachi was unfortunately out of stock. I might be able to find these again this year.

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 08:13:50 AM »
I think that this directive is in eu countries laws.

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community

ANNEX III
PART A
PLANTS, PLANT PRODUCTS AND OTHER OBJECTS THE INTRODUCTION OF WHICH SHALL BE PROHIBITED IN ALL MEMBER STATES

16. Plants of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle, Poncirus Raf., and their hybrids, other than fruit and seeds    Country of origin: Third countries
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:2000L0029:20090303:EN:PDF

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 03:29:55 PM »
Most, if not all the Yukos sold in Europe are not true Yuko but in fact some soviet lemon (or something like that), for example, the one Eisenhut sells: https://www.eisenhut.ch/dyn/index.php?id=272791&onlyid=140284

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 03:54:19 PM »
I guess it will be interesting to find out if my Yuko is true or not  :D

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 05:39:14 PM »
I did find a Citrus Yuko plant (it being shipped right now), but I don't know anything about the authenticity of the plant (might want to check it at some point). Last year there were a couple of companies that import Japanese Citrus from Japan. I was able to find Yuzu this way and Sudachi was unfortunately out of stock. I might be able to find these again this year.

I don't think there is any genuine company which imports from Japan.
The law it in the whole Europe. Quarantine and disease test are very expensive.
A plant would need to spend few months in quarantine even with a phyto certificate.

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 02:28:05 AM »
The Yuko plant I ordered is coming from the UK. The Yuzu and Sudachi is imported to Europe as fruit, not plants.
I believe at some point, seeds were brought from Japan to Europe. Other Japanese cultivars like Citrus Sphaerocarpa (Kabosu) are available in Europe, indicating that they must have come here at some point.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 02:34:42 AM by deRoode »

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Re: Looking to buy Citrus Sudachi and Citrus Yuko (EU-based)
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 02:38:34 AM »
The Yuko plant I ordered is coming from the UK. The Yuzu and Sudachi is imported to Europe as fruit, not plants.


Yuzu is common in EU nurseries.
Also Kabosu appeared in nurseries in France, Italy and Czech Republic some times ago, but there are questions about budwood source and if it is clean of ctv.
https://eshop.rakytnik.com/katalog/zbozi/citrusy/mrazuvzdorne-druhy-a-hybridy/produkt/citrus-sphaerocarpa-tan.-kabosu-----poncirus
Tintori sells kabosu, yuzu, oni yuzu.
https://www.oscartintori.it/categoria-prodotto/serra-degli-agrumi/serra-degli-agrumi-papede-citrus-histrix/

 

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