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Introducing new citrus varieties
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:13:12 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I am working on a project with California's Citrus Research Board to introduce new citrus varieties to California. Your feedback could help with the variety selection.

Are there any particular varieties that you are frustrated that you cannot grow because you cannot get the trees? Those would be good candidates.

If anyone has varieties not available from the CCPP that they would want to share but cannot because of the restrictions on budwood, those would be good candidates too.

If you would rather contact me directly rather than post here you can either email me here:
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Thanks in advance for your help,
Dan Willey

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 05:31:13 PM »
What I would like to see is the different varieties of finger limes that they have in Australia.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 12:42:53 AM »
Shikuwasa would be nice to add to the collection.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 06:42:41 AM »
Shikuwasa would be nice to add to the collection.

I can supply you buds if they have all the USDA legal import permits.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 08:57:32 AM »
Thank you for the offer of the Shikuwasa buds, but they will not be needed. It already exists in California in the Citrus Variety Collection, so if I am able to introduce it via this project it would just be a matter of creating a disease-free bud source at the CCPP.

There may be other varieties to be introduced where I could use help locating a source of buds, though.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 10:59:25 AM »
I second additional finger limes!

Also, Japan seems to have developed a bunch of kumquat varieties.  I would really love to try them oit

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 11:28:46 AM »
For sure any one or all of these as I've heard nothing short of amazing fruit from anyone who has grown them.

Xie Shan Satsuma
Miho
Sumo Dekopan
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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 01:35:02 PM »
Another vote for finger limes. half a dozen of the best.
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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 04:12:27 PM »
Do you have any different varieties of fingerlimes ?? Would like to buy a few buds.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 05:56:37 PM »
I third, fourth and fifth the newer varieties of Australian finger limes. I have the red variety from the CCPP but I would love to grow the various other named, colored varieties. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 07:32:23 PM »
For sure any one or all of these as I've heard nothing short of amazing fruit from anyone who has grown them.

Xie Shan Satsuma
Miho
Sumo Dekopan

Dunno about Miho but the other two are easily available.  Not sure about CA availability specifically though

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 12:18:29 AM »
Thank you for the offer of the Shikuwasa buds, but they will not be needed. It already exists in California in the Citrus Variety Collection, so if I am able to introduce it via this project it would just be a matter of creating a disease-free bud source at the CCPP.

There may be other varieties to be introduced where I could use help locating a source of buds, though.
I wasn't able to find it in the Papeda hybrid section, what is it categorized as?

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 12:31:59 AM »
For sure any one or all of these as I've heard nothing short of amazing fruit from anyone who has grown them.

Xie Shan Satsuma
Miho
Sumo Dekopan

Dunno about Miho but the other two are easily available.  Not sure about CA availability specifically though

not in Central or Northern Cal

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 12:58:43 AM »
I surveyed many people and put together an initial list. Finger limes were a common request.

One thing that was clear is that branding causes a great deal of confusion. Many people were requesting Sumo or Dekopan. What they did not realize is that Sumo, Dekopan, and Hallabong are all brand names for a variety called Shiranui. Shiranui is available from the CCPP. This variety exists in many parts of the world that have serious citrus diseases so it was important to add it to CCPP. Georgios Vidalakis saw the unavailability of the variety as a threat to citrus in California and tracked down a source and introduced it. It would be a good thing if people everywhere who want it could get a disease-free tree of this variety.

Here is the citrus variety collection article on Shikuwasa:
CRC 2448

Thanks everyone for responding!

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2020, 02:30:42 PM »
CCPP site doesn't have any info on Shiranui.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2020, 04:17:42 PM »
Not only that but it has been "unavailable" for over a year.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2020, 06:02:57 PM »
 Shiranui (aka Dekopon or Sumo) is easily available from Harris in Florida, but unfortunately they cannot ship to California.   

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2020, 05:44:26 AM »
I surveyed many people and put together an initial list. Finger limes were a common request.

One thing that was clear is that branding causes a great deal of confusion. Many people were requesting Sumo or Dekopan. What they did not realize is that Sumo, Dekopan, and Hallabong are all brand names for a variety called Shiranui. Shiranui is available from the CCPP. This variety exists in many parts of the world that have serious citrus diseases so it was important to add it to CCPP. Georgios Vidalakis saw the unavailability of the variety as a threat to citrus in California and tracked down a source and introduced it. It would be a good thing if people everywhere who want it could get a disease-free tree of this variety.

Here is the citrus variety collection article on Shikuwasa:
CRC 2448

Thanks everyone for responding!

Thank you very much.

From the samples I've had of Shiranui, it is excellent when grown in Japan, but when grown here I prefer Minneola.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2020, 08:44:40 PM »
Finger Limes have really grown in popularity, especially among hobby growers. The exciting increase of colors now available, has quickly elevated  their popularity to the level of a demand variety.  Also, I would like to see an increased availability of the famous Italian lemon varieties that are grown in the Sorrento and Amalfi coast area.

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2020, 08:48:58 PM »
Setoka and mandared!

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Re: Introducing new citrus varieties
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 07:15:02 AM »
I'll second the Italian lemon varieties. Especially Monachello & Lumia.

 

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