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Cold Hardy Citrus / Don's Citrus Blog
« on: November 28, 2023, 01:16:43 AM »
Here is an archive of his citrus blog from around 2007. He created many different citrus hybrids though has not been active for a few years.

Cold Hardy Citrus / 2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps Out
« on: November 19, 2023, 12:01:31 PM »
Was checking it out a few days ago. I went from 7b/8a edge to a strong 8a now. Very much in the middle now of the 8a band. How has y'alls changed? More citrus to trial  :o

Cold Hardy Citrus / US-802 citrumelo
« on: August 10, 2023, 12:57:25 PM »
Citrus grandis 'Siamese' X Poncirus trifoliata 'Gotha Road'

When used as a rootstock it makes a vigorous tree and extremely large tree. I see that it's crossed with Siamese pummelo, which could either be the acidless version or the other siamese pomelo, as they have two accessions of siamese pomelo. It would be interesting to use this in crosses instead of dunstan since it may carry acidless in the gene pool if it uses the siamese acidless pomelo 🤔

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB - Grafted Dunstan Citrumelo
« on: August 08, 2023, 11:35:44 AM »
Looking for a mature budded dunstan citrumelo, or any other type of citrumelo.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Ichang Papeda from seed?
« on: May 16, 2023, 11:01:06 AM »
OK. Ichang papeda is very heterogenous I've heard. I've also heard that even self pollinating it with itself will not be true to type and may show different characteristics like hardiness, fruit size, dry pith vs juicy pith, and leaf petiole size. Specifically with ichang papeda I've seen 2 fruit types: one with dry pith and kind of tear drop shaped, and one which is more globose and is very juicy yet have the same leaf petiole size (double leaf). Also sometimes the leaves may be stiff and pointing up to the sky, while other specimens show even a kind of weeping style, with leaves kind of hanging.

So how does ichang papeda in its natural range even manage to maintain prevalence?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for prunus napaulensis
« on: February 27, 2023, 12:17:55 PM »
Have had no luck finding where to find this at.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Giant honghe papeda
« on: February 10, 2023, 11:39:11 AM »
Was doing some research a few days ago and came across this album of citrus hongheensis in Yunnan. HUGE trees I've never seen a citrus of that size before. More closely related to kumquats than ichang papeda. Petioles are almost double the size of the leaf.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Citrus damage after freeze
« on: December 23, 2022, 12:59:23 PM »
There is currently an ongoing hard freeze happening now and probably the weekend. I would like to hear any data of frost hardiness of any citrus varieties following the event. It's going to get doen to 10 degrees F here, so I'll record my data and not protect anything.

Citrus General Discussion / How to remove pulp from seed
« on: December 19, 2022, 12:24:11 AM »
Trying to save some seeds as I can't plant them right now. Any suggestions on how to remove pulp from seed? Thanks.

Also any tips on saving citrus seeds would be helpful.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB Ichang Papeda
« on: October 03, 2022, 10:06:36 AM »
Looking for sources of Ichang papeda. No luck looking online so I tried to see if y'all know something. thanks .

Citrus General Discussion / Severinia buxifolia (or Atalantia)
« on: August 13, 2022, 11:27:13 AM »
Canít wait to test out cold hardiness this winter. Comes from southern china so I have some hope.

I might have a male esculenta, wanted to see if they could possible pollinate yangmei.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Pouteria torta cold tolerance?
« on: June 27, 2022, 03:31:40 AM »
Have always heard that this is the hardiest of Pouteria but never see any actual comment on the hardiness, hope someone could chime in?

Citrus General Discussion / Grafting Help
« on: May 08, 2022, 01:05:10 PM »
First time grafting and it's going to be a microcitrus species. What's the best grafting technique for grafting small twigs?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Chilean fruit
« on: April 11, 2022, 07:44:02 PM »
Does anyone live in Chile? Trying to source Chilean species and havenít found any hope online.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Gomortega keule
« on: March 14, 2022, 04:49:38 PM »
Apparently a fruit tree from Chile. Anyone know any sources for this?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Gomortega keule
« on: February 16, 2022, 11:11:46 PM »
Seeds or plants, have no luck finding anything.

Cold Hardy Citrus / F2 Citrus glauca
« on: February 16, 2022, 09:21:47 PM »
Got seeds early this year and decided to germinate them. All showing different characteristics so definitely not pure glauca. Will see how they fare this upcoming winter.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Tricimequat
« on: January 09, 2022, 11:20:56 PM »
Recently got a few seeds earlier this month, any who bought these 2 years ago have any photos of their tricimequat now?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Etrog Citron
« on: December 05, 2021, 03:57:10 PM »
Looking for an etrog citron with a persistent carpal. PM me any details

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Flying Dragon plant
« on: November 21, 2021, 03:27:04 PM »
Anyone selling Flying Dragon plants?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Mystery citrus seedling trait
« on: October 10, 2021, 04:32:35 PM »
Received seeds from Ilya earlier this year and noticed a seedling that has upright leaves and has bifoliate and trifoliate leaves.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / WTB Citrus glauca
« on: September 26, 2021, 06:03:16 PM »
Looking for this species By seed, and would like to use it for hybridization.

Cold Hardy Citrus / TaiTri
« on: September 06, 2021, 09:34:05 AM »
So far TaiTri has proved hardy in marginal zone 8. My favorite leaf structure of all trifoliate hybrids.   

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking to buy sugar apple fruit.
« on: August 10, 2021, 09:44:03 AM »
Looking to try some sugar apples or any sweet fruit, will be first time for me since Iíve never had any before, thanks.

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