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maesy

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Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2019, 01:45:09 PM »
This is my dunstan today.


I would not say it is inedible, unless you want to eat it out of hand.
To avoid the poncirus off flavor I squeezed the fruit, added some sugar and mixed the juice with a good amount of water. This way it was a refreshing drink. The fruit may become tastier and may loose some of its off-flavor in a climate where it can fully ripen under warmer condition.

Ilya11

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Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2019, 01:54:15 PM »
Nice bush, are you protecting it in winter?
My Dunstan is less hardy than 5star, some upper twig damage was observed at -9C
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Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2019, 02:06:59 PM »
In very cold nights, below -10 I sometimes threw a fleeze over it, but not so last winter. It looses some of its leaves or some upper twigs as you said, but that doesn't have effect on the bloom.

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Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2019, 02:16:51 PM »
Its behavior with new shoots in spring is interesting. Now and also last year it made mostly trofoliate leves, bud two years ago it made mostly only unifoliate leaves!

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Re: Citrumelo 5star in full bloom
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2019, 06:08:33 PM »
5star has also mostly unifoliate upper twigs, but I never have seen any damage to its wood. At the winter with -16C it lost half of leaves but was flowering in the spring.
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