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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Did my T-buds survive?
« on: June 16, 2024, 10:50:00 PM »
this is what living T-Buds look like

Fruit is distroyed at 28F so all fruit must rippen before temperatures drop below freezing in fall.

Citrus trees are relatively small and should be know problem.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Calamondin vs. Indio
« on: May 17, 2024, 08:16:22 AM »
Sorry.  I miss read it and saw knuckle

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Calamondin vs. Indio
« on: May 17, 2024, 08:02:37 AM »
When I was youg I had a Kucle sandwitch in a saloon.  Not very good.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus Experiment Zone7A NJ
« on: May 16, 2024, 09:00:17 AM »
I did a cold hardiness test on my very large inground seed grown Fukushu kumquat.  are lows reached 5F,6F,1F,4F.  the results.

In zone 8a the fruits will be destroyed by first frost before they are ripe.

Crush them by hand.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Bottom work on Meiwa 's rootstock
« on: May 11, 2024, 04:26:44 PM »
My Meiwa kumquat now after replacing its incompatible Kuharske citrange with a compatible Flying dragon.

Meiwa kumquat tree.

graft line.

Underside of Meiwa.

Kuharske citrange stump

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My rootstock transplant.
« on: May 08, 2024, 07:59:51 AM »
My wife will divorce me if I ask for any seeds.  She said the citrus must go. Any tree that does not set fruit will be tested for cold hardiness this winter in my zone 6b climate.  Like a deck of cards marriage needs 2 hearts and a diamond and ends with the need for 2 clubs and a spade

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I'm quite old and, over the years, I've seen a fair number of ambitious backyard citrus breeders who decide that crossing varietyX with varietyY will doubtless produce a desirable result. Invariably, everything then goes quiet and we hear no more.
The trouble is that it takes so long and there are plenty of pitfalls along the way. First your cross-pollination has to succeed, then a hybrid plant has to grow to maturity and finally it needs to be evaluated, compared to existing types, and propagated. Unless you have plenty of time, patience, money, growing space - and luck - most people fail to produce anything of value. I include myself in this group! I think it is only the big institutions that are really capable of spending the years developing a new citrus variety, and they aren't interested in backyard growers.
So, I wish you luck and hope you prove me wrong!
Very well put.

My seed grown Meiwa tree looks identical the the grafted Meiwa tree the fruit and seed kame from.

Marumi are NOT true by seed.

Yes.  click on the second picture to open it then click again to zoom and look around the tree the fruits are still on it.

My in ground outside 9 foot tall 5 foot diameter seedling Fukushu kumquat tree produces up to 30 fruit about 1 inch diameter.

In compatible root stock.  My Meiwa was grafted to incompatible Kuharske Citrange so I planted a flying dragon 1 inch away and did an approach graft and cut out the Kuharske.

My C35 rootstock died under my NZL from cold

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade vs Meyer lemon
« on: April 22, 2024, 08:00:15 AM »
nice video.

Meiwa is the best by far.  It can be picked while still half ripe an have a sweet peel with a somewhat sour flesh.  You can leave it on the tree until orange for a sweet interior.  The Nagami, Fukushu, Nippon, and Indio need to stay on the plant till fully ripe to have a goo tasting peel. 

I have found that the Meiwa kumquat taste very  good on own  rooted seedling trees.  They are also quite tasty on Flying dragon rootstock

Root stock choice will make a big difference within same varieties.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Figs vs kumquats
« on: April 15, 2024, 07:53:52 PM »
Meiwa grow much better grafted  IF YOU CAN GET A GAFT TO TAKE

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My rootstock transplant.
« on: April 14, 2024, 09:37:01 AM »
After dozens of tries I have been unable to do any graft of Meiwa kumquat.  If my record keeping is correct I have finally got a Meiwa/ FD graft to take.  I have a couple of FD seedlings I plan to plant next to my in ground Meiwa trees to do rootstock transplants with them.  I have 2 of my 4 seed grown in ground Meiwa trees die quickly.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: compact lemon options
« on: April 11, 2024, 02:04:42 PM »
The bigger tree is a Fukushu kumquat.  Only the small one is a grafted Meiwa on FD.  I have 2 other seed grown Meiwa trees.  I got a quart of fruit from my 1 seedling Meiwa.

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