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Kelley_GA8a

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Juanita Tangerine
« on: June 27, 2019, 05:51:41 AM »
I recently acquired a Juanita Tangerine and was curious to know a little more about the tree/fruit if anyone has one. Ive heard the famous story of Ms. Juanita and was curious about the flavor of the fruit.

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 06:05:54 AM »
It's pretty much a Ponkan...

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 07:07:11 AM »
Hey, Kelly_GA8a, I should be able to tell you this fall, as my tree has many fruits this year.  I could even send you some try if you want.  It only had 3 fruit last year, but this year has dozens.

TFN

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 09:34:12 AM »
Again, it's a ponkan. Same flavor, firm flesh & open center.

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 05:23:49 PM »
Thanks Laaz - I remember hearing that now, though Ive never tried one.

TFN, thank you for the offer! I would love to try one or two if you have them to spare! My tree is small and will take a few years to produce.

Kelley

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 07:41:58 PM »
I agree with Laaz. Other than being a good tasting mandarin it is not really different than Ponkan. It was maybe a couple degrees or so more hardy than satsuma. I had mine grafted high on trifoliate and it did well until we had a severe prolonged freeze. It grew straight up and did not want to bush out. I think Juanita's original tree survived because it was planted right up next to her house.

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 04:37:17 AM »
But Juanita is said to having survived 0F (-18C). Once…  ;)

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 04:53:11 AM »
It may have by coming back from the roots. My Juanita was very badly damaged in the Jan 2018 freeze we had here & we only dropped to 16F. Juanita is a seedling tree & will come back true from the roots.

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 10:30:07 PM »
Laaz, my Juanita was planted spring of 2017 and survived 14 degrees it's first winter (covered with frost cloth)  on a few occasions.  Last year it only got down to 24 degrees.  It is over 8 feet tall now.  It was one of the few trees with no damage at all.

Kelly_GA8a, I should have plenty to share if nothing bad happens.  Now if my feeble old mind doesn't forget.

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Re: Juanita Tangerine
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 07:01:42 AM »
Mine is over 20 ft & like a bean pole. I also got the budwood from Stan & grafted it to trifoliata. It is at least 12 years old. Exact same growth habit as ponkan. This was the first time it was ever damaged & was the first time it was ever covered with ice & then snow for almost a week...

 

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