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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Earliest ripening citrus
« on: September 27, 2023, 02:38:51 AM »
Thanks Jim, very interesting summary  :)

Yuzu x Citrumelo,
now nearly about 7 cm in diameter, curious to the ripe fruit but
guess this will still need another 2 to 3 months.
But as citrus nerds we are used to wait  ;)

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: insulate the trunk with swimming pool noodles
« on: September 10, 2023, 12:35:31 AM »
I only used cocos mat to some trunks or young grafting units to isolate.
I took this to not get condensating water to the plants.

Short fruitupdate of two inground citrusplants

Satsuma Collot with first two fruits, curious to month of ripeness
and taste, shall be a variety of Owari

Yuzu x Citrumelo is good growing, 6 cm diameter now

Nice tree, could give some unteresting new frosthardy hybrids when blooming - only specification of the hybrids won ' t be possible. I also try to use my established outdoor citrus to test frosthardiness of different citrus varieties  ;)

This summer 3 new citrus hybrids planted in ground for winter hardiness test.
On the picture in front a graft of Ichang lemon on Dunstan citrumelo.
Behind FA5  and at an other Place I planted two year old graft of Ichangstar 60 on PT.

From 5 blooming citrus in ground keraji and HRS899a lost their fruitlets.
Sanford Curafora, Satsuma Collot and Yuzu x Citrumelo keep their fruits, at least one  ;).
As Yuzu x Citrumelo in the picture grows nice

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Morton flowering again
« on: July 21, 2023, 04:27:07 PM »
Cool, congratulation. My Morton s are three and two years in ground on FA5 and Flying dragon, but still no flowers.
Hoping for next year  ;)

Yes sure, if i get it to maturity I will report  ;)

My Sunford Curafora grows nice and has some fruits. Also grafts of Keraji, Nippon Orangequat and new Silverhill, on top, growing well. New graft of Clemyuz22 has been added today.

First fruit of Yuzu x Citrumelo still growing, hope to test the fruit in autumn.

Yes I think this also is possible.
From my other Keraji, in ground but in greenhouse,
I harvested fruit already End of December and the
taste was already good. So in ground out of greenhouse the fruits I suppose will be a little bit later ripe, but before big freezes normally only End of Dec or January in our region, also in ground I expect good fruits, perhaps as you assume not fully sweet but already very useful.
So up to now for me Keraji is one of the best coldhardy citrus regarding cold hardiness and fruit taste !

 tedburn » 27 Déc 2021, 15:49

Aujourd ' hui grande recolte :lol: , l' un et seul fruit de mon première greffe, un citrus keraji.
Le goût de fruit je trouvais bon. Bon le fruit un peut petit
avec 4 cm de diametre, mais je crois que c' est normal pour keraji

I will do so, today about 40% of my Sanford Curafora fruitlets cut of in the hope of better and earlier ripe fruits  ;)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: June 14, 2023, 02:33:32 AM »
Hi Kaz and Brian,
yes the rind is super thick, perhaps also because it was the smallest and latest fruit of this bunch and perhaps also cold overwintering by deepest 1°C is not very supporting for a good fruit. See my post up here from November, I had bigger fruit, thinner rind and more juicy.
Brian, hope your new plant will get good fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: June 13, 2023, 05:36:56 PM »
Now in the 3rd fruit year I left one fruit hang until last week - hope was to get a juicy and sweet wonderfull Pomelo.
No, it was eatable, not to dry, but not very juicy and not very sweet. O.K. to eat but no very positive surprise.
Compared to my Valentine- or Cocktailpomelofruits nothing special. So concerning harvest time long hanging brings no advantage in my region.

thats a good question ? While it' s the first time flowers in ground I think I have to harvest in December, depending of first deeper freezes. May be it will not be the sweetest Keraji  ;D.
If interested, I can report  ;). I have also flowering Satsuma Collot at the moment with first flowers, also in ground, so this will be an interesting comparison.
Regards Frank

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lane Late navel orange. Holy Moly
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:27:43 PM »
wow  8), what do you feed your citrus ;D

Keraji after 3 years in ground with first flowers


First flowers of Sanford Curafora, planted in ground in 2020

Interesting table, though we all know, that the datas can only show a rough estimate due to complex influences of coldhardiness, as rootstock, ..... From my experience some very cold hardy citrus as Citrumelo x Yuzu, Chimera Prag, Bloomsweet Pomelo, 5* Citrumelo and Morton Citrange are still missing.
Morton ( on Poncirus) and Chimera Prag ( survived in my region -16 °C with fleece protection (Morton on FA 5 with 30% twig damage). The others -13 ° C also as a 1 year old graft of Clem yuz 2-2 on Poncirus.

After 2 and 3 years in ground most of my hardy citrus gets flowers here


Yuzu x Citrumelo

Chimera Prag

Citrus General Discussion / Re: cracks in rootstock after freeze
« on: May 13, 2023, 04:29:42 AM »
I know this problem also, citrus are in good shape when remooving protection fleece end of february or march and then deeper nightfrosts and daysun and higher day temperatures then lead to bark cracks. Some of them heal, some lead to infected and dying twigs or
plant. This means to protect against daysun while nigt freezes below -3 or -4 ° C arises and to kerp the plant protected and dormant.

Which zygotic  seedlings do you still raise in your pot ?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tavares Limequat
« on: May 07, 2023, 04:28:00 PM »
this year it took in pot -8 °C and looked very good begin march, but got stressed by following nightfrosts with daysun in april.
But still no fruits yet, a graft oft it has flowers but they are still closed, so hope to get fruits end of summer - I' m also curious  ;)

I had some Ichangstar60 seedlings, most of them died but about 3 or 4 are coming back from the roots after 4 days below freezing and a low of 9F.

That sounds good, frost hardiness also should get a little better with age and size.
I have a 2 year grafted ichangstar 60 on PT which gets in ground the bext days. Im very excited how hardy it will be compared to my other in ground citrus hybrids.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: To protect or not to protect
« on: May 07, 2023, 12:58:30 AM »
I tested grafting already with a few month old seedlings and you have to take care due to the size, but it works well, only the scions also have been seedlings.
But with normal scions not so big you already could graft on one or two year old seedlings.

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