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Millet

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Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« on: January 19, 2020, 02:51:28 PM »
MANDARINS
Sugar Belle:  Most tolerant citrus variety, Taste much like minneola, but with better color.

Mandarin Hybrid 13-51 : Just released  both to industry and door yard growers by UF/IFAS:  Produces beautiful fruit.  A very attractive deep orange color. A very easy peeler.  Shows good tolerance

PUMMELOS
Pummelette : (Formally variety 5-1-99-2)  Grapefruit sized dark red flesh, with an exceptionally great flavor.

Monster (Formally variety N40-7-4)  A very large, some as large as a bowling ball.  Exceptionally sweet grapefruit type flavor.  Thin skin with large segments.  One large fruit can feed a small family.



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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 03:46:36 PM »
Best news for the year, have been able to get some to try, Millet? Interesting!

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 02:26:47 AM »
Best regards,
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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 01:25:32 PM »
"Monster" sounds intriguing. I'll have to look for it. So far my 10 yr old "Chandler" pomelo has only produced dry, flavorless fruit.
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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 02:56:16 PM »
Yorgos, for Chandler pummelo you need to keep the soil moisture levels up.  II used to have the dry problem, but after paying attention to the moisture content my pummelos produced wonderful fruit.

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 07:41:05 PM »
Can pummelo's be pot grown?

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 08:06:00 PM »
Can pummelo's be pot grown?

Yes i had one...

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2020, 08:48:19 PM »
I have a grafted chandler pummelo in a ~5gal container with fruit.  It was plagued with scale for some time and nearly died, but is slowly coming back.  It had two fruit, one I accidentally knocked off while it was way underripe, yet it was still tasty to eat.  The other is full size and I am waiting for it to color up.  I had to stake it as the fruit is half as big as the tree it hangs from.

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 01:59:13 PM »
Yorgos, for Chandler pummelo you need to keep the soil moisture levels up.  II used to have the dry problem, but after paying attention to the moisture content my pummelos produced wonderful fruit.
Thanks Millet. Something to look after. My chandler pomelo grows close to a bloomsweet grapefruit and gets the same water regimen.  The bloomsweet's are wonderful tasting, no hint of dryness.  would pomelo be more sensitive to uneven watering than a grapefruit?
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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 03:41:14 PM »
Yprgps. I know exactly the problem of dry pummelos that, you write about.  I too had the same problem.  I then started a more frequent watering program and also mulched the tree's root zone.  Since doing this regimen I have never again had a dry pummelo  -  not one.

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Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 01:21:57 PM »

PUMMELOS

Monster (Formally variety N40-7-4)  A very large, some as large as a bowling ball.  Exceptionally sweet grapefruit type flavor.  Thin skin with large segments.  One large fruit can feed a small family.

Ok, I am sold, any possibility I can purchase the scion/budwood/tree of this Monster Pummelo?
Sam

 

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