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New Kumquat Variety?
« on: August 05, 2023, 09:47:24 AM »
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1518471450/

What are yíallís thoughts on this?

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2023, 01:09:53 PM »
No reviews yet. Wouldn't hurt to message the seller and ask them about it. Heck, the might even be a member of this forum and would be interested in making their case for the new variety.

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2023, 01:22:04 PM »
It is a new chimeric diploid/tetraploid variety from China
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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2023, 01:54:28 PM »
$150.00 plus 41.00 shipping = $191.00 for a kumquat tree.  I'll wait Madison Nursery has the variety.
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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2023, 02:05:48 PM »
My thoughts exactly Millet

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2023, 02:35:32 PM »
Was the plant smuggled from China? Just curious about citrus diseases. Otherwise if you guys really wanted it we could do a group buy, and cut scions from it. Would need a growing season or two though to put on some size for scions. Yeah maybe better to wait haha

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2023, 05:30:38 PM »
It is a new chimeric diploid/tetraploid variety from China
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The small oil vessels bodes well for poncirus crosses.

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2023, 04:45:46 AM »
For crossing purposes does it behave like a diploidor tetraploid?

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2023, 11:09:17 AM »
That is a bit too much money for me to risk it being fake.  If I see somebody here confirm fruiting it that would give me a bit more confidence. 

It looks like the fruit is as large as a chicken egg according to the pictures.   That is actually a negative I think, I like the bite size kumquats where you can eat the rind & flesh at same time with no mess.  The "Red Lime" kumquat hybrid is like this, it tastes okay but it is very messy to eat a whole one. 

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2023, 01:22:20 PM »
Itís not fake, I talked to the person growing this and itís 100% real. Some of them are already flowering and are grafted.

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2023, 05:14:12 PM »
One more variety to add to the collection...

Definitely waiting until this is sold from a more trusted vendor at a better price though.
Continuing my journey to disprove those who say "You can't grow that in the desert" since 2013.

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Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2023, 03:32:37 AM »
For crossing purposes does it behave like a diploidor tetraploid?
Probably as a tetraploid, as the juice sacs are of the same layer as embryos.
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