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Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:27:18 PM »
Citrus medica ‘Turunji’ never ceases to amaze the gardener with its over sized fruit. Related to the Etrog, the inner white rind is deliciously sweet and can be eaten like an apple. Remember to train the plant when it’s young to develop thick branches to support the weight of the fruit. We recently picked a 7-pound fruit measuring 14" long on a two-year-old SEEDLING. I grew a Turunji years ago. Might be a fun cultivar to cross pollinate with a Finger Lime. It is a fast bloomer from seed.  I think I will order another one, just for the fun of it.  Much of this post was taken from Logee's catalog.

https://www.logees.com/citrus-turunji-citrus-medica-2261.html
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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 02:39:17 PM »
Wow.. this looks fun!  A short plant with unique fruit.  I just called around a few nurseries near me here in so cal since logee's can't ship here, and none have it :(

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 01:22:38 PM »
Large fruit and precocious.  I ordered one immediately. What I got was a graft, not a seedling.  It was in a 2 inch, 5cm, pot.  And the plant was 18 inches tall. 42 cm?   I've never seen such a big plant in such a small pot.  But it seems quite healthy.
What I read is that C. medica seed is zygotic.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 02:42:20 PM »
Walt, exactly the same as the one I received.  I bought two.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 10:08:59 PM »
So what does the "deliciously sweet" inner white rind taste like? Other than it is sweet. Is this really worth growing?

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 10:12:52 AM »
Vlad, I cannot personally say, as I just purchased the trees.  What I know is from information published by Logees.  Anyway, it will be fun growing them.  According to published information the tree can fruit in as little and 2 years even from a seedling. The Turunjis from Logees are grafted, not seedlings.  We shall see what we shall see.  Whatever, the tree is only $14.95.



































































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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 11:26:26 AM »
Related to etrog ...

Recipe for use and how does it taste? 
My family recipe for the Italian dessert Cannoli calls for citron, also related to etrog, you use the flesh, candy it then dice and put into the cannoli  filling. . .
DELICIOUSLY sweet !

It would be worth growing if only for that one dessert   ;D

alas, I am in Texas and they can't ship here

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 11:01:48 PM »
I wanted to purchase one of these, however I thought the size of the fruit will lead to a tree I won’t have space for haha. I settled with the Tiger Navel instead.

 

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