Author Topic: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?  (Read 334 times)

GregW

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Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« on: October 15, 2022, 04:19:40 PM »
My very small Xie Shan tree has two really good size fruits. So large in fact they will bend the tree over if not staked.
My question is, are they ripe? I don't want to pick them too early.

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 05:20:40 PM »
no

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2022, 06:18:00 PM »
Are you planning on planting the tree outside?

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2022, 09:47:07 PM »
Are you planning on planting the tree outside?

I'm located in central Alabama. I believe it's too cold in the winter here to plant it outdoors. The tree was an impulse purchase at Petals From The Past. It definitely was a weak looking tree and was the last one they had.
I have a couple of Arctic Frost planted in the yard. I cover then and add heat if the temp is going much below 25 Degrees. I may be to protective of them. They are 5 or so feet tall and at least 6 feet wide. While we are talking about the Arctic Frost- the trees have definitely under performed my expectations. The fruit size and numbers are better this year, but nothing to brag about. They really only get full sun from noon until around 6 PM- this may be a factor.

How muck longer do I need to wait to pick the Xie Shan?

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2022, 09:31:14 AM »
I would pick one and you ll see  ;)

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2022, 10:10:39 AM »
Many Satsuma are ready before the fruit turns yellow.

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Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2022, 07:07:19 PM »
At this stage the fruits are a bit sour, I would wait two weeks more.
As a side note, a small tree like that bearing fruits that take all the energy and sugars, it might make it to become week next year.

 

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