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pineislander

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Wild Citrus in a Florida Forest? Why It's a Big Deal.
« on: March 27, 2019, 06:18:27 PM »
No fertilizer, no pesticides, no water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtO0Pa6tD8s

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Re: Wild Citrus in a Florida Forest? Why It's a Big Deal.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 09:30:06 PM »
Amazing, the fruit looks very much like my Murcott mandarins, very good flavor.

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Re: Wild Citrus in a Florida Forest? Why It's a Big Deal.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »
I have one of these trees, orr I think I do.
It was identified as Citrus reshni, aka Cleopatra mandarin. My property was a Citrus grow in the 1960s and a few trees are still growing since then. In the past (currently) Cleopatra mandarin was (is) widely used as a rootstock. It is now 12-15 feet and bears fruit regularly.

Although, I'v lost two other Cleopatra mandarin trees due to the drought 2016-2017
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Re: Wild Citrus in a Florida Forest? Why It's a Big Deal.
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 12:34:53 PM »
Not surprising. I talked to a man who used to live in Florida and he said there were bananas growing besides the water in a remote inaccessible area that were believed to have been originally planted by the Spanish.

(With all the development that's gone on in Southern Florida since then, that area might be gone and filled in to make homes)
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 12:36:52 PM by SoCal2warm »

 

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