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tybert83:
Awesome I will add that to my list.

So far I got:
Sudachi
Thomasville Citrangequat
Xie Shan Satsuma
St. Ann Satsuma

Does anyone know what the earliest lemon or lemon substitute that ripens is?

vnomonee:
Kishu mandarins (satsuma parent) also ripen early, in the fall. As for lemon substitute Ichang Lemon or maybe even Yuzu ripen in late fall

Piss P:

--- Quote from: jim VH on July 19, 2022, 11:19:40 AM ---Of the varieties I grow, because you normally harvest them green, as limes, my earliest harvested citrus is Sudachi in mid-October, followed by Thomasville Citrangequat a couple weeks later.  My earliest harvested ripe fruit is the Flying dragon (If you count that as a citrus) starting in mid-October, followed by Changsha tangerine in late October, then Kabosu and Yuzu in mid-November.   There are probably many other varieties that ripen as early (or earlier), which I don't grow.

Jim

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Would love to know your thoughts on the Kabosu fruit and how you use it

jim VH:
Hi Piss P,

     I find the Kabosu fruit to be quite good.  They're very round (hence the Sphaerocarpa in the Latin name), larger than a yuzu and have a complex flavor I enjoy, somewhat like Meyer lemons with a touch of grapefruit.  They have far fewer seeds than the Yuzu, and most years even fewer seeds than the Sudachi.
 They're just sweet enough you can eat them out of hand if your taste tends to the sour end.  Unlike the Yuzu, the peel is not aromatic and less flavorful, but it still has a nice lemony flavor. 
     I use them mainly for the juice, and to make marmalade during years, like this one, when my Yuzu has very few fruit.
     I haven't had a chance to test the hardiness yet but, given that it is closely related to Yuzu and Sudachi, it could well be hoped to be as hardy as those two.

Jim

Peep:

--- Quote from: jim VH on July 20, 2022, 11:11:27 AM ---I haven't had a chance to test the hardiness yet but, given that it is closely related to Yuzu and Sudachi, it could well be hoped to be as hardy as those two.
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I thought that sudachi is significantly less cold hardy than yuzu? Still better than most citrus, but closer to the level of a satsuma?

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