Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Author Topic: Tidewater Virginia : juicy, hardy trifoliate hybrid described  (Read 287 times)

kumin

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 329
    • USA PA 6b
    • View Profile
Tidewater Virginia : juicy, hardy trifoliate hybrid described
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:03:59 PM »
An unnamed trifoliate hybrid described, with some pluses and several minuses. It appears to be rather hardy, with juicy flesh and modest seed count. The reviewer wasn't entirely favorably impressed by the trifoliate flavors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNKDM3_jo6I
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 04:38:27 PM by kumin »

SoCal2warm

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1391
    • zone 10 and zone 8a
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Virginia juicy, hardy trifoliate hybrid described
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
Hmm, interesting.

From the outer appearance, looks like it could be a Taiwanica cross.

The mix of trifoliate and monofoliate leaves also suggests it could be a second generation trifoliate hybrid, like perhaps US 852 x taiwanica, or Tai-tri x taiwanica.
Judging by the more tender appearing rind, I would think it less likely to be a cross from something like citrange or citrumelo.


Taiwanica appears pretty prone to resulting in hybrids, due to the plants vigor and many blooms, and the seeds apparently appear to be zygotic oftentimes.
(Eyeckr's "Ventura Lemandarin" originally came from a seedling from a fruit on his Taiwanica lemon plant)


It is also this could of course be a self-cross, where a Tai-tri fruit might have pollinated itself through sexual reproduction and there was gene recombination.
A cross with citrangequat may be another possibility.

SoCal2warm

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1391
    • zone 10 and zone 8a
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Virginia juicy, hardy trifoliate hybrid described
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 03:23:39 PM »
Edit: The guy who made the video seems to have numerous different rare varieties of cold hardy citrus, so that seedling could be nearly anything.

I think Virginia Fruit Grower might be Eyeckr from this forum, so maybe he could provide us with a little more information, like perhaps exactly which fruit the seed came from.

kumin

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 329
    • USA PA 6b
    • View Profile
Re: Northern Virginia juicy, hardy trifoliate hybrid described
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 03:43:04 PM »
I agree that it is likely a second generation cross due to the mixed leaf types. It appears that the tree belongs to a third party, which was in turn brought to the attention of a Citrus enthusiast friend of the poster.

 

Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers