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Latest citrus in semi-coastal California
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:41:02 PM »
As I'm sitting here choosing budwood from the CCPP I'm back to my perennial question: is there any citrus that can give me fruit later than about June and before the Satsumas in Nov-Dec? I'm in semi-coastal CA (10mi from the ocean at 2100', so more daytime heat but also colder at night and in winter). The only variety I know of is a Valencia Orange and sadly the most mature tree I have is one of those damn Midknight Valencias (seems to be the only variety available in nurseries), which grows incredibly slowly. All the other trees of the same generation are big and full of fruit and that Midknight is just behind... I have a Minneola Tangelo, which sweetens pretty late and hangs well on the tree for a long time, but I can't quite picture it past June (so far not enough fruit to try).
I'm wondering, has nobody tried crossing Valencia with something else to get late fruit, or is that not possible?

 

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