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Favorite Citrus fruit

satsumas
6 (6.5%)
Kishu
7 (7.5%)
Xie Shan
6 (6.5%)
Cara Cara
8 (8.6%)
Dekopon
9 (9.7%)
Miyagawa
3 (3.2%)
Meiwa kumquat
2 (2.2%)
New Zealand lemonade
2 (2.2%)
Moro
4 (4.3%)
Cara Cara
7 (7.5%)
Okitsu Wase
1 (1.1%)
Lee x Nova
3 (3.2%)
Owari
5 (5.4%)
Honey
3 (3.2%)
Page
4 (4.3%)
Tango
2 (2.2%)
Pixie
2 (2.2%)
Gold Nugget
5 (5.4%)
Tahoe Gold
1 (1.1%)
Shasta Gold
4 (4.3%)
Yosemite Gold
1 (1.1%)
Shasta
1 (1.1%)
Kinnow
1 (1.1%)
Murcott
2 (2.2%)
Nova (Clemenvilla)
2 (2.2%)
Orri
2 (2.2%)

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2020, 01:39:32 PM »
Ponkan, nice firm flesh & super sweet with a zipper skin.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2020, 06:52:31 PM »
Ponkan, nice firm flesh & super sweet with a zipper skin.
A question about Ponkan: generally, are there good amount seeds in the fruits?

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2020, 07:18:14 PM »
No, not many at all

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2020, 08:59:45 PM »
I have an in ground Ponkan tree.  It is heavily alternate bearing, This year it is in its off year, with zero fruit.  During the on year it is a heavy producer.  Seed per fruit normally between 4 to 8.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2020, 09:41:46 PM »
I'm in Orange County, and i have a large grafted Ponkan. It has many fruits (probably more than any of my others) every year and 90% of the fruits have no seeds. Taste is very good. I have about 50 fruits (still green, size of golfballs) on the branches now. This is an 8yr old branch.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2020, 10:10:42 PM »
I added a poll, feel free to add your vote there :)

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2020, 11:24:24 PM »
About the poll list, some of these are not that common in Australia, more so the mandarins
so I cant comment on a lot.

My list of types, not in order of preference is

Imperial mandarin, the classic Australian type sweet but tart /sharp
Navel orange, hard to walk past fresh juice
Dekopon, its great, mild, but so are others
Batangas mandarin, great honey flavor
Arnold Blood, a Moro seedling, fruit variable from mid blood to dark blood on the same tree
Sudachi
Wekiwa tangelo, perfect combo of sweet grapefruit flavor
Cara Cara orange, perfection ???
Sanbokan, I think it outdoes NZ lemonade
Key or West Indian Lime

The list is sort of based on if you take Orange and Mandarin as the classic Citrus eating types,
then where would you go next for something great but rather different .
Basically, these ones really impressed.
Just a quick list, many others could be added

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2020, 11:44:38 PM »
SC400, are you sure your tree is a Ponkan.  It would be most rare to eat a Ponkan that is seedless.  In my case, I have never found a seedless Ponkan.  However, I would rate Ponkan as a good tasting fruit.  It is worth growing the tree.
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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2020, 12:11:38 AM »
Ponkan was the mostly slightly less than Dekopon in Japan.   Now they have two or three new ones better than Dekopon, which are not in CCPP bud list.
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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2020, 12:33:39 AM »
Millet,

I'm pretty sure it is a Ponkan since I still have my tag on the branch (VI-311). This was one of my first budwood purchase from the UCR CCPP budwood program. My fruits taste and looks like the photo in the variety data sheet, and the branches grow vertical as it is described.

I will need to take some photos of my fruits when it ripens and cut 10 fruits to check the number of seeds in them. I remember this grafted branch (now over 10ft tall) had fruits that was ok in taste the first 3-4 yrs, but after that the taste has been very good/excellent and it has consistent production yearly.



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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2020, 12:08:37 PM »
SC400  you say your tree is a consistent producer every year.  Then that brings up another point.  Ponkan is a alternate producing tree..  This is an off year for my in ground Ponkan, and it does not have a single fruit on the entire tree.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2020, 12:33:15 PM »
Alternate producing does not mean you will not get any fruit on off years, it just means the production will be lower. Mine produces fruit every year. Off years I see less production, but still produces enough for me.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2020, 11:23:25 AM »
Alternate producing does not mean you will not get any fruit on off years, it just means the production will be lower. Mine produces fruit every year. Off years I see less production, but still produces enough for me.

If I only had a few mandarins then alternate bearing would be an issue. But since I have 16 varieties of mandarins I'm not worried about a variety that tastes great but only bears heavily every other year.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2020, 11:38:14 AM »
Laaz  I realize what you write about alternate bearing.  I'm just  saying my Ponkan tree does not have a single fruit this off year.  The tree itself is a nice looking healthy tree, just without fruit.  Next year the tree will be full, or even over full.  I will adjust the fruit load then.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2020, 12:19:35 PM »
Got hooked on Owari Satsuma when a school roommate returned with a case after visiting their home/farm in Visalia back in the 80s. Seems harder to find now with all the other types being sold. I think everyone in my family, along with wife's side, has at least one tree. The ones from the valley seem to taste better.

Owari is very good.  First mandarin I've grown and so far still my favorite of the ones I've grown myself.  I like the tartness.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2020, 12:38:13 PM »
I was wondering where to order these Citrus Trees in the US?

Thank you!

John

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2020, 12:38:30 PM »
I like the Okitsu Wase better than the Owari satsuma.

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2020, 04:01:24 PM »
JohnVPR start here....  https://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/

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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2020, 04:00:30 PM »
Millet,

I also have a grafted dekopon branch (from 2017) which fruits every year. It is not that large yet, only a 2-3ft long branches but it gets about a dozen fruits for the last 2 years. The new dekopon scions I grafted in 2019 also have full size fruits as well.

I like the dekopon/sumo the best of all the mandarins. My fruits ripens in Dec-Jan here in Calif.







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Re: Your favorite and most Delicious and tastier Citrus.
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2020, 12:41:28 PM »
Millet,

I also have a grafted dekopon branch (from 2017) which fruits every year. It is not that large yet, only a 2-3ft long branches but it gets about a dozen fruits for the last 2 years. The new dekopon scions I grafted in 2019 also have full size fruits as well.

I like the dekopon/sumo the best of all the mandarins. My fruits ripens in Dec-Jan here in Calif.







Good to know as my tree has 3 fruit on it this year and I'm north of you in the Central Valley.

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« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2020, 06:52:42 PM »
I bought a couple of Murcott tangerine and tasted them.   The thin skin can be peeled.  It tastes reasonable sweet with no seeds.   However, for the taste and flavor, I would much prefer Satsuma and Sumo.

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« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2020, 11:51:18 AM »
I was wondering where to order these Citrus Trees in the US?

Thank you!

John

John I'm in the Central Valley and can find them at places like Costco in spring, Home Depot and Lowes. The Bay Area has some good nurseries where you should be able to find some nice varieties of citrus. I would call some near you and see what they have in their inventory.

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« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2020, 01:25:23 AM »
Millet, here's a follow up on my Ponkan. They are all turning orange now so I thought about checking 10 fruits to see how many seeds each fruit has.

First let me say my Ponkan still seems to get many fruits every year, so not alternate bearing on my tree (see attached photo of the fruits on the tree now).

Second, you were correct about my statement of "no seeds", it does have some seeds. The average seeds I counted from the 10 fruits were 6. I only ate one fruit that did not have any seeds so far.
 
Since I had so many fruits cut at one time, I juiced them and now have some ponkan juice to drink. It is very good and definitely better than orange juice to me.

Here's the photos from today.
 















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« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2020, 01:03:17 PM »
sc4001992

I often read that some citrus, like clementine, can produce seedless fruits when cross pollination with other varieties is avoided.  Would this happen to Ponkan?

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« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2020, 01:11:57 PM »
Today, I tried my clementine fruit.  It is much sweeter than Owari, with a rich flavor but not spicy or tangy.  I personally prefer clementine more than Owari but the clementine is hard to manage.

1, It often is alternative, some year just no flower, or flowers with no fruit.
2, If it gets cross pollinated, it produces fruits with odd flavors with different shape, skin, and a lot of seeds.  One year, the seeds look just like those in pomelo.  Now, I use net in spring time to prevent bees to cross pollination.   

 

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