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sc4001992

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Hiryu Flying Dragon
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:48:08 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this Hiryu FD ?
It is suppose to be very similar to the Flying Dragon, but the fruit looks a little different and the branches are not as curved.
I grafted some to my FD and wanted to know if there was anything useful with using this one as a rootstock.






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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 04:36:30 AM »
I am amazed how many seeds are in all four accessions of UCR  FD and how spread they are.
Mine  is more tall than wide and has no more than 4-5 seeds per fruit.
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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 06:03:09 AM »
4-5 is very a low seed count. All of my poncirus both standard & FD will have 30+ seed in each fruit.

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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 08:18:46 AM »
Low, low seed count. I AVERAGE 30 seeds per fruit on Standard Poncirus and 25 on FD. I have not seen that low of a count. Could it be environment or nutrition dictating low seed count?

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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 08:44:48 AM »
The regular PT is giving more than 30 seeds per fruit and the flowering time is more or less the same, so it could be some varietal difference.
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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 03:45:29 PM »
Also my Poncirus FD contains more than 30 seeds per fruit - by the way, th size of the fruits is smaller than those of a standard PT
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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 05:08:20 PM »
This is a description of a Hiyu on the japanese genebank seems it hasn`t any specific traits..

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Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 02:05:05 AM »
Thank you all for the additional information on this variety.
My FD had many fruits this year, but each fruit only had 5-10 seeds, and most were not fully formed. Previous years it had 10-25 seeds in each fruit, nice and plump seeds.

 

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