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LBurford

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Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« on: October 30, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
What is the chance a Nippon Orangequat and a Yuzu will survive outside planted in the ground in zone 8A? How about ichang papeda? Is it worth planting?

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 08:33:24 PM »
Marginally yes until an extra cold winter .   Both should survive +- 15F.  Besides the low temperature, much also depends on the duration of the cold spell, the health of the tree, and the age of the tree.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 10:39:43 PM »
I know I should stick to the trifoliate hybrids but that's no fun and want to push the limits like everyone else. Ha.. I got to build me a greenhouse.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 11:00:13 PM »
I would advise against nippon orangequat, it isnt a good variety compared to a true kumquat or true mandarin/orange  Fukushu, marumi, or meiwa kumquats are tastier... but still wont survive really low temps outside.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 11:32:16 PM »
I would advise against nippon orangequat, it isnt a good variety compared to a true kumquat or true mandarin/orange  Fukushu, marumi, or meiwa kumquats are tastier... but still wont survive really low temps outside.

I have two nice Kumquats that I got almost free at a local walmart. I potted them in 15 gallon pots and have them on my porch. I want to find out what variety they are but they just say "Kumquat" on the tag. The fruit on them are round.   

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 11:53:27 PM »
If they are almost perfectly round they are likely marumi or meiwa - both very good.  Meiwa is very common.  If they are slightly egg shaped they may be fukushu.

The other common type, nagami, is olive or grape shaped

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 08:33:39 AM »
I have not let the nippon orangequats hang on the tree but it is my least favorite of all.  It is nio much more than just a sour fruit.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 09:41:38 AM »
As a personal opinion.....Nippon orangequat is not worth growing.....so many other choices that are better....as I said its an opinion.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 07:37:13 PM »
Thanks for the info on orangequat.  I'll stop looking for one or seeds of

 

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