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Wahl

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Citrandarin
« on: February 26, 2024, 12:18:17 AM »
Has anyone grown any of the new Citrandarin that seem to be coming out all over? I'm looking for cold hardness and taste.

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2024, 11:40:45 PM »
Is anyone growing any Citrandarin?

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2024, 05:28:07 PM »
I know people are growing citrandarins. I am, but I hadn't replied earlier, since they are just seedlings now of 852 and have not achieved any real size as of yet, just facing their second season.

I'm curious about Bishop citrandarin. It is a seedling of US 852 that supposedly tastes better and maybe has other desirable qualities.  I'd be curious if someone would reply and elaborate more - is it worth seeking out Bishop citrandarin if I'm already growing seedlings of 852?   Who knows, maybe my seedlings will prove to be equally as nice as Bishop.

What new and special varieties were you referring to?

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2024, 06:15:56 PM »
I'm growing US-852, 812, and 942. Prague Citsuma as well. I have not had fruit from these trees directly but I have sampled US-852 and US-942.
US-852 is pretty good, mild sweetness and tart, it just has an unusual aftertaste that is hard to describe or compare to other trifoliate hybrids. It makes and excellent juice and marmalade however!
US-942 as a plant seems very vigorous and hopefully it is also hardy to around 0F. The fruit have a good tart-orange taste and and they peel like a store-bought Clementine. They have a slight trifoliate/pine aftertaste but not bad. The fruit I tried was lower quality so I am looking forward to tasting one at its peak!

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2024, 06:58:42 PM »
I don't have 852 Citrandarin. I have 1279, 1281 and 1282 as well as Bishop. Bishop appears to be the hardiest of the lot, having defoliated but survived at 2F during the past Winters.
1279, 1281 and 1282 appear to be less hardy than Bishop with 1282 being the least hardy of the 3. 1279 is small fruited and rather late ripening.

Bishop Citrandarin during its second Winter unprotected outdoors in zone 6b.







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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 12:36:23 AM »
I know people are growing citrandarins. I am, but I hadn't replied earlier, since they are just seedlings now of 852 and have not achieved any real size as of yet, just facing their second season.

I'm curious about Bishop citrandarin. It is a seedling of US 852 that supposedly tastes better and maybe has other desirable qualities.  I'd be curious if someone would reply and elaborate more - is it worth seeking out Bishop citrandarin if I'm already growing seedlings of 852?   Who knows, maybe my seedlings will prove to be equally as nice as Bishop.

What new and special varieties were you referring to?
I was looking at 1279, 1281, 1282, 812, X-639 and 942. I have not heard of the  Bishop citrandarin sounds good. I need the cold hard for zone 7.

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2024, 12:47:15 AM »
I'm growing US-852, 812, and 942. Prague Citsuma as well. I have not had fruit from these trees directly but I have sampled US-852 and US-942.
US-852 is pretty good, mild sweetness and tart, it just has an unusual aftertaste that is hard to describe or compare to other trifoliate hybrids. It makes and excellent juice and marmalade however!
US-942 as a plant seems very vigorous and hopefully it is also hardy to around 0F. The fruit have a good tart-orange taste and and they peel like a store-bought Clementine. They have a slight trifoliate/pine aftertaste but not bad. The fruit I tried was lower quality so I am looking forward to tasting one at its peak!

I was able to get a 942 this year so we will find out it works out here in zone 7. I thought I had a 852 from stan but the fruit I had this last year where really good tasting with almost no seeds. I would like to try the 812 but can't find  any where that has it.

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2024, 12:50:33 AM »
I don't have 852 Citrandarin. I have 1279, 1281and 1282 as well as Bishop. Bishop appears to be the hardiest of the lot, having defoliated but survived at 2F during the past Winter.
1279, 1281 and 1282 appear to be less hardy with 1282 being the least hardy of the 3. 1279 is small fruited and rather late ripening.

Bishop Citrandarin during its second Winter unprotected outdoors in zone 6b.








Did you have the 1279, 1281and 1282 out with the 2F or did you have them inside? How is the is the taste on the 3 of them?

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2024, 02:22:32 AM »
1279 has fruited, 1281and 1282 haven't. I find Bishop hardier, earlier ripening, more attractive and better flavored than 1279. 1279, 1281 and 1282 are grown in the soil within a tunnel with minimal heat provided when the temperature drops below 20F.

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2024, 07:25:49 AM »
I was able to purchase my 812 scions from Madison Citrus Nursery, I'm not sure but they may still have trees left too. Not sure about the fruit though, fingers crossed!

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2024, 12:47:48 PM »
1279 has fruited, 1281and 1282 haven't. I find Bishop hardier, earlier ripening, more attractive and better flavored than 1279. 1279, 1281 and 1282 are grown in the soil within a tunnel with minimal heat provided when the temperature drops below 20F.
Do you know where I could get the Bishop, seeds or plant? Sound like that might be a real good one for zone 7.

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2024, 12:50:50 PM »
I was able to purchase my 812 scions from Madison Citrus Nursery, I'm not sure but they may still have trees left too. Not sure about the fruit though, fingers crossed!

How long have you had it. Have test cold hardness?

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Re: Citrandarin
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2024, 06:09:28 PM »
I've only just recently grafted it to some rootstock. This will be the first year testing it, but our Winter is pretty mild so I am sure it will survive.

 

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