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kumin

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Poncirus+ early bud break
« on: March 09, 2020, 06:43:54 AM »
There's been at least one post questioning Poncirus+ winter hardiness. Due to experiencing a very mild winter, I can't really address it's ultimate winter hardiness, except noticing that they're the only trees showing bud-break this early. None of the citranges, other Poncirus, TaiTri, 5* citrumelo, Ichangquat, etc. are showing bud-break. Perhaps this early loss of dormancy contributes to decreased hardiness.
It remains to be seen whether the remainder of the selections will follow within days, or will remain dormant for several additional weeks.

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Re: Poncirus+ early bud break
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 09:43:27 AM »
I have a branch of it grafted on FD. Both are at the same stage (pushing flower buds).
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Re: Poncirus+ early bud break
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 04:16:42 PM »
I should have waited a day, some of the citranges are also breaking buds. Not every Poncirus+ is breaking buds, which is likely due to their zygotic nature. I should be identifying which trees are budding early, as they may be less desirable for breeding purposes.

 

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