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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2022, 02:41:52 PM »
I picked two Valentine Pummelos yesterday.  They were almost fully yellow skinned, however the pulp was lightly red and still grainy   I am going to wait unil February as SC400 wrote above.   

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2022, 09:12:09 PM »
Got a couple single digit nights coming up in the next few days. Have my tree wrapped a few times next to water barrels in my hoop house. Should be a good test of hardiness.

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« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2022, 09:23:41 PM »
I picked the last of my Xie Shan fruits (2) and they were both over ripe so I couldn't eat them really. I guess in my location they will not hold onto the tree until Feb. The remaining mandarins I have that are still not ripe are the Shiranui/sumo, Gold Nugget, Shasta Gold, Honey Murcott, Murcott (FL) & Tango.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #103 on: January 07, 2022, 11:03:07 PM »
10F this morning. 12F tonight and mine are under 4 layers of glass with an 72 watt heater.

Mine is however a kumquat.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #104 on: January 07, 2022, 11:58:06 PM »
 I still have:

1, Sumo, mostly yellow but solid hard
2, Clementine, pretty much full orange color but still have some sourness
3, Gold nugget, mostly still green with a hint of orange color.
4, Navel orange, full orange color but solid hard
5, Satsuma, still some left.   Not baggy yet.

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« Reply #105 on: January 13, 2022, 04:27:09 PM »
Tree made it thru some nights as low as 12F and over 24 hrs in the 20s






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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos - Sumo taste
« Reply #106 on: January 17, 2022, 02:01:44 PM »
Update for Sumo fruits take from the graft made in 2020 spring.

I took one of the five Sumo fruits on a graft made in 2020 spring on a mature gold nugget tree.  It is complete colored with a slightly soft rind, but the fruit is still solid.

The taste is pertty sweet, with some sourness, but very rich flavor.   We all agree it is the best among all the varienties.   We will wait for a month to update again to see wehther it can get sweeter. 

It didnt have any seeds, with no little neck either.  The inside is solid, tender and juicy.


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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2022, 02:47:53 PM »
Eric,

I think the Xie Shan is sweeter than the sumo. I have been growing my grafted sumo since 2017 and have many trees with it grafted. So far I don't have any fruits on my trees that is as sweet as the Xie Shan. The fruits of Xie Shan is much smaller but it is very sweet for a satsuma.

My favorite so far is my Ponkan. It may not be as sweet as a fully ripe Xie Shan but the Ponkan fruit is still sweeter than any of my sumo fruits. Of course my Ponkan tree is a large grafted tree and I had it for over 15 years so it is very mature and probably at its best taste. I have been eating ripe Ponkan since November and just picking the last ripe fruits now.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2022, 11:18:58 PM »
sc4001992,

Great to hear.   I had both Xie Shan and Ponkan grafted in 2021 so hopefully will be ready to fruit in 2023.

I had a second year grafted Sumo broken below the graft union by the big wind so will have to re-graft it.  Good I have another Sumo grafted tree so hope it will be ready in 2023.


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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #109 on: April 06, 2022, 07:46:51 PM »
Tree made it thru zone 7a winter unfazed under protection and is pushing new growth with flowers now




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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #110 on: September 09, 2022, 08:23:03 PM »
Malhar, your plant leaves and fruit looks like Jim's. Your tree looks very healthy you must have given it some good food.

I noticed your leaves are also larger and doesn't look identical to my grafts with the smooth skin fruit. I think I have one of my graft that looks like your fruit but my fruit is still to small to tell for sure. I guess once these all ripens we can compare the flavor and taste to see if they are the same fruit.

Curious how every body's Xie Shan fruit are coming along? 
My fruit which looked quite different last year are looking similar to Kaz's fruits this year. Grafted branches are loaded with fruit which are fairly decent in size. I had to tie up the branches to prevent them from breaking.


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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #111 on: September 10, 2022, 01:11:06 PM »
I have one fruit on my tree but i'll take it since this is my experimental in-ground tree




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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #112 on: September 10, 2022, 01:22:00 PM »
Malhar, an amazing fruit set on your tree.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2022, 02:18:05 PM »
I grafted multiple xie shan scions last year.  The scions are from CCPP. 
This branch has no leaf and give me one fruit.  I know I should knock it out to promote the branch to be grow, but I want to try the fruit so badly.  Also I have couple more of them, so just let it fruit. 


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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #114 on: September 10, 2022, 06:39:24 PM »
Last year, I had only fruit on my grafted branches but this year, branches are loaded. It seems to fruit in bunches.

One of them broke of the branch.  I decided to taste it even though it is completely green.  Surprisingly it tasted sweet albeit mild but no tart.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #115 on: September 23, 2022, 11:48:20 AM »
Hi Malhar,

My Xie Shan set very few fruit this year, all but one of them still rather small.  But then, it was a very cold wet spring-early summer this year in the Pacific Northwest and many of my citrus bloomed late and set few or no fruit this year, possibly due to poor pollination.  On the other hand, a couple of the Satsumas are loaded.  Go figure.

Millet is right, the fruit set on your tree is awesome.

Jim

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #116 on: September 23, 2022, 02:16:19 PM »
Malhar, congrats on all your fruits, looks great. I only have a few on each of my grafted branches.
The fruit shape of Pinkturtle's seems different and the skin looks like it will be thicker than yours.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2022, 08:00:28 PM »
I had grafted Ponkan and Kinnow at the same time (03/21) as Xie Shan but have zero fruit on them. Grafted Sumo in 10/21 which now has 4-5 fruits.  It seems all the tree energy is going to Xie Shan!

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #118 on: November 26, 2022, 01:59:01 PM »
Hi All,

Is my Xie Shan fruit ready to pick?



Thanks,
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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #119 on: November 26, 2022, 02:22:47 PM »
To me, it will be the right time when it is tasted right to me, and it turn to a little soft from rock solid.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #120 on: November 26, 2022, 06:00:25 PM »
Your Xie Shan looks ready.  Pick one and test it.

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #121 on: November 26, 2022, 08:50:53 PM »
Thank Millet and EricSC...

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Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« Reply #122 on: November 28, 2022, 12:39:40 AM »
I picked quite a few Xie Shan fruits today off the grafted branch on my multi-grafted tree.  They were large, easy peel, completely seedless and excellent tsting.

They looked different that Kaz's pictures in post # 77 and 97 which also shows some seeds







 

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