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chris1

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Honeybell and HLB
« on: April 04, 2019, 08:18:11 PM »
I have been having a talk with another forum member via messenger about HLB resistant/tolerant citrus and one of the types that came up was the Honeybell. I went out and bought a couple Honeybell fruits the following day and was blown away by how good they are and easy to peel and eat. I would love to grow one of these trees but being unsure of how it is affected by citrus greening I am hesitant. This other member suggested that he/she believes that it has some resistance as Florida growers have started to replace their infected trees with the Honeybell. Can anyone comment on this or know if this is working? I did not ask permission to use this individuals screen name hence the anonymity however feel free to chime in here if you like. I would be excited to grow this variety but I would be hesitant to grow something that would just end up dying or not producing down the road. If anyone has any info on this or any other resistant/tolerant varieties please share. I am excited about the prospect of this type or any for that matter that will do well. Iím in Florida space coast 9b. Thanks!

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Re: Honeybell and HLB
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 09:44:15 PM »
If your writing about Honeybell, also known as Minneola Tangelo, (a cross between a Dancy Tangerine and Duncan grapefruit) this variety if very sensitive to HLB.  However, if you are actually writing about Sugar Belle (which is a cross between Clementine, and Mineola) than yes it has some resistance to HLB.  Many growers in Florida are indeed planting Sugarbelle.

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Re: Honeybell and HLB
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 08:35:27 AM »
If your writing about Honeybell, also known as Minneola Tangelo, (a cross between a Dancy Tangerine and Duncan grapefruit) this variety if very sensitive to HLB.  However, if you are actually writing about Sugar Belle (which is a cross between Clementine, and Mineola) than yes it has some resistance to HLB.  Many growers in Florida are indeed planting Sugarbelle.

I was indeed talking about honeybelle sadly. I already have a sugarbelle planted. Waiting for it to mature and grow fruit.

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Re: Honeybell and HLB
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 07:28:42 PM »
I also have a young honeybell I planted around 3-4 months ago.

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Re: Honeybell and HLB
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 10:21:08 PM »
Sugarbelle is supposedly more resistant to HLB.  It is an excellent mandarin IMO.

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