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Ilya11

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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 02:41:01 PM »
Ilya,
The speaker repeatedly refers to "grapefruit". Is she suggesting that the fruit can be used similarly to a grapefruit? My recollection is that grapefruit has the same meaning in both Russian and English.

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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 05:06:11 PM »
This tree was planted by my friend from Kiev , he was posting as Forward  on the old forum.
He got the seeds directly from eyeckr. He still is taking care of this site (USDA zone 8B), some other hardy citruses like Changsha and Taiwanica planted by him are now mature trees giving abundant harvests.
The lady who talks about grapefruit has nothing to do with these trees, for her probably all that is not orange is a grapefruit ;D
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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 06:14:06 PM »
It's interesting that eyeckr played a role in the introduction of this cultivar.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 08:22:53 PM by kumin »

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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 01:23:59 AM »
I got grapefruit as well ;D. Do they say anything about hardiness or taste?
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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 04:06:01 AM »
It is actually a presenter who calls it grapefruit. She says that it looks like a mandarin but much more acid. 
Garden stuff member says that they have two mature trees but working on its propagation, since it can be grown in orchards along South coast of Crimea and probably also in Sevastopol.
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Re: Ventura lemandarin harvest in Nikita Botanical Garden
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 08:09:32 AM »
I'm very thrilled to see this. Nice to have sister trees 5000 miles away. Thanks for posting!

 

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