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Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« on: November 25, 2023, 11:42:09 AM »
Kishu Mandarines are my favorite.
Here's a short video:

https://youtu.be/PZks5cfwkw4

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2023, 12:18:55 PM »
Wow, that fruit looks amazing. Kishu are the variety I grew up eating, tried growing here in FL but so far only problems. Your tree looks like a dream!

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2023, 12:21:37 PM »
Are you experiencing greening... or just generally poor performance?

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2023, 01:40:58 PM »
Currently battling gummosis. Ended up having to cut back a large portion of the canopy (though the tree wad still small to begin with). Contemplating trying again with a new Kishu once I have time to give it more undivided attention.

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2023, 03:52:09 PM »
Wow, nice tree Kevin, I like the Kishus a lot, but don't get many like yours.

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2023, 05:03:48 PM »
That tree is loaded. For some strange reason my kishu which I bought from Costco many years ago was dying and I had to dug it up from the ground then nurse it back to health in a container. Looks like itíll make.

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2023, 05:35:36 PM »
I get all my citrus from Brite Leaf in FL:

https://www.briteleaf.com/product/kishu-mandarin/

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2023, 03:07:42 AM »
Is the fruit sweet or sour ?

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2023, 07:45:20 AM »
The sweetest... EZ peel... Never a seed.

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2023, 11:26:56 AM »
Candy tree! Well done, she's a beauty.

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2023, 09:17:13 PM »
I have grown a lot of different mandarins and Kishu is definitely one of the keepers.   Large crops, always sweet, no seeds, easy peel.  I have never had a bad one, they don't get puffy and dry like some others.  They are a little small but they have no inedible parts aside from the skin so for the smallest ones you can peel and eat the whole thing in one bite.  You could probably eat the skin too it isn't that bitter.

I am whittling down my orange/mandarin collection to just a Kishu, Shasta Gold, and Shiranui/Sumo/Dekopan.  These have been consistently the best for me.

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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2023, 12:17:23 AM »
Kishu is my favorite here in Hawaii too. Okitsu Wase Satsuma also a stand out. Kishu is also ridiculously productive.


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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2023, 04:27:03 AM »
Iím getting mix information, some say sweet, some say sweet sour, so the consensus here is that itís always sweet, Thatís good to hear.

I used to have a Kishu tree but itís gone now, now it seems almost impossible to find one to buy here in ca
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Re: Kishus Are Doing Well This Year!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2023, 02:57:23 PM »
They are easily the most reliable fruit I grow... followed by Persimmons.

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