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SoCal2warm

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Citrandarin fruits just starting to change color, in Virginia
« on: October 31, 2020, 01:45:03 AM »
This picture was posted by Dave from Northern Virginia, zone 7a, in another forum.



It's pretty subtle but the dark green colored fruit is changing to yellow-green. Eventually, if hard freezes hold off, it will change to orange. The fruits are almost the size of oranges, in the picture.
This is US-582 citrandarin.

US-852 is one of the hardiest cold hardy hybrids. It's a cross between Poncirus trifoliata and Changsha mandarin. (Changsha mandarin is already pretty hardy, can survive and grow vigorously in zone 8a South Carolina). US-852 is also said not to have as much bad poncirus flavor as many of the other poncirus hybrids. (I saw a video of a guy eating them who said he could manage to "enjoy" eating them)

It's growing in the ground, with the wall of the house behind it.
Dave says it is not fully hardy where he is, but it does grow vigorously.

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Re: Citrandarin fruits just starting to change color, in Virginia
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 12:32:45 PM »
Nice looking fruit.

 

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