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will2358

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Bitter Orange aurantium
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:04:28 PM »
Is the bitter orange different than the trifloliata?
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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 08:01:00 PM »
Bitter orange is a little different. There are a pile of poncirus combinations. It depends on wher and what you are growing as to choice of rootstock.

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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
It's just that I have heard the term edible and non-edible trifoliata.
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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 08:47:18 PM »
Truth: I am of the opinion that there is no edible trifolates. Citrus varies in sweetness or acid. Trifolates have a underlying scent and taste that is unpalatable to me. One mans opinion. I have tasted marmalade and jam, raw fruit and juice of trifolates. I do not desire to taste them again. The best way to test your response is to bite into a trifolate fruit and see what you think. Use kerosene to get the residue off your tongue and lips.

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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 05:23:08 AM »
Citrus aurantium aka bitter orange has nothing with poncirus trifoliata.

Trifoliata has inedible fruits with oil.
Bitter orange has bitter but edible fruits usualy processed to jam.


Trifoliata is frost hardy, bitter orange is not.

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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 05:24:20 AM »

Citrus aurantium aka bitter orange has nothing with poncirus trifoliata.

Trifoliata has inedible fruits with oil.
Bitter orange has bitter but edible fruits usualy processed to jam.


Trifoliata is frost hardy, bitter orange is not.

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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 10:21:08 AM »
Will2358, citrus aurantium is usually called “sour orange “ and makes lovely bright orange large fruits and has large unifoliate leaves and is not supposed to be hardy much below 15 degrees F; however, poncirus trifoliata, otherwise known as bitter orange or even bitter lemon by some, is hardy to -15 degrees F and has tripled leaf pattern. Big differences actually. Notice in my pic that the swamp lemon which is a form of poncirus trifoliata and the poncirus and pumelo hybrid citrumelo have trifoliate leaves and the sour orange is large unifoliate or single leaves.


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Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 12:01:39 PM »
Thanks everyone for clarifying it for me. I will be receiving some seed from Citrus Aurantium and I wanted to make sure it was not the same as the trifoliata.
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