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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: martweb on May 24, 2022, 03:07:23 AM

Title: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: martweb on May 24, 2022, 03:07:23 AM
Who knows Kumquat x Buddha's Hand hybrid?

https://www.oscartintori.it/en/prodotto/oval-kumquat-x-buddhas-hand-citron/
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: brian on May 24, 2022, 09:29:15 AM
It seems there are quite a few kumquat varieties availabe in Europe and Japan that are unknown in the US, but because of import rules are not simple to bring in.

This is the first I've heard of it.  It does sound interesting if it truly has the strong oil content that citrons have.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: Millet on May 24, 2022, 11:51:38 AM
The above cross certainly does not show much caricaturists  of the Buddha Hand.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: martweb on May 24, 2022, 01:07:59 PM
It's just about the taste adnd flavor, not the shape.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: citrange on May 25, 2022, 02:18:54 PM
We know that Buddha's Hand is always propagated vegetatively because it does not produce seeds, but I've never heard of any hybrids before. I've always assumed that the pollen is not viable and that the fingered fruit would have died out without human intervention. If the pollen is viable then it may or may not carry the 'defective' gene which produces fingered fruit. Clearly, with this hybrid the trait has not been passed on. The resulting plant may be no different from a Kumquat hybrid with some other citron variety.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: Millet on May 25, 2022, 04:57:01 PM
Citrange your above post gives a possible reason for the shape of martweb's hybrid.   It could be verified if a different citron cross had the same shape and taste
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: poncirsguy on May 25, 2022, 10:11:40 PM
When you cross fruit A with Fruit B and plant many seeds of the new fruit, each tree will produce fruit different from its sister trees.  We keep the fruit that is good and graft scion wood or rooted cutting from that tree.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: Till on May 31, 2022, 04:51:01 PM
I have bought the tree from Oscar Tintori. Thank you Martweb for the hint. The tree looks very much like Kumquat indeed. It has no fruits yet. But pray that I can tell you more in about a year. I hope it blooms this year.
Title: Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
Post by: martweb on June 01, 2022, 01:24:23 AM
Till, I am really looking forward for your experiences with this cultivar. Anything special with the flavor of it's leaves?