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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bloodlimes
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:39:17 PM »
Laaz, can you post a pic of your whole tree, I'd like to see how big it is. I got 3 plants from Logee's last year, all three have tons of flowers right now, with 20 little fruitlets per plant.

They are pretty easy to grow, require less fertilizer than most citrus.
They are a fantastic garnish for Oysters, grilled fish, tacos. And great for cocktails. If you squeeze the balls into a bubbly drink like champagne or a beer they float up and down.

Citrus General Discussion / Hydroponic Finger Lime
« on: April 30, 2019, 02:28:34 PM »
About a year ago, I had a small finger lime that had some shock, and I decided to try it in a Deep Water Culture bucket Hydroponic system. I've been using them for peppers/greens/herbs in the winter. and peppers and tomatoes in the summer.
I thought why not, so I tried to find info on growing citrus in hydro. A few people doing it, but not much info. It flowered a little last fall, produced a few fruit, but it was a chilly winter, and it's in my greenhouse. It never got below freezing, but most winter night's in the greenhouse were in the mid 30's.
I've been feeding it with general use hydro feed and a little citrus feed, but pretty much ignored it all winter. I just moved it today and changed the water. You can see it's blooming, and it's three times the size from a year ago.

What town was that from? Also was it on April?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Looking for Passion Fruit Cuttings
« on: April 12, 2019, 05:18:18 PM »
I am looking to buy 30 or 40 passion fruit cuttings. Looking for just about any besides Frederick, Banana and Giant Granadilla. Want Panama Red for sure.

Citrus General Discussion / Problems this morning.
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:25:49 PM »
Just saw these fall off of two different trees, they didn't have this two days ago. Any ideas of what it is? They are in a greenhouse that doesn't drop below freezing. Watered a little and fertilized two days ago, both are starting new growth and flower.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: March 11, 2019, 03:29:21 PM »
The temperatures in the Portland Metro area are quite location specific, depending upon proximity to the Columbia River Gorge, location in a cold air pocket such as a valley or bowl, and proximity to the urban heat island that is downtown Portland.
     At my location in Vancouver Wa., across the Columbia River from Portland, the winter low was 20F (-6.7C)just a week ago.  The Portland airport was 26F that same day.  Outlying areas like Battleground saw upper teens.  Olympia can be colder than most of Puget Sound because it is in a bit cold pocket bowl.

As far as Satsumas- My experience is that they can survive very brief exposures to mid-upper teens, as long as the temperature rises rapidly to above freezing a few hours later.  Prolonged exposures- ten hours or more- and daytime temperatures that stay below freezing for 48 hours or more will kill all Satsumas at temperatures below 20F, maybe even a bit above.  The Brown Select was the hardiest of those Satsumas I chose to sacrifice to the frost gods.  It almost survived 18F(-7.8C) during a 48 hour period were the temperature never rose above freezing, putting out one green shoot before it withered and died completely.  The least hardy was a Kishu Mandarin, which succumbed to  8 hours close to 23F(-5c).

I should add that all of these were on Flying Dragon rootstock, so it was not a case of rootstock death

I'm in inner SE Portland. About 7 miles south of the airport. This past week my low was 29F, when the airport was 26F. But my greenhouse on the southern side of my house only got down to 33. The only tree that has lost leaves this winter is a Buddha Hand. Just about everything is flowering now. 

I now have 6 that have sprouted.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Yuzuquat?
« on: March 01, 2019, 02:05:17 PM »
Does anyone in the US have a Yuzuquat that they would be willing to sell some cuttings?

The Yuzu Shio Ramen at Afuri is amazing. They have many other dishes using Yuzu

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Fingerlime cross
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:04:20 PM »
I have several Yuzu seedlings right now.  The 2nd picture looks different from mine. First leaves are different more like a Finger Lime seedling. Upper parts looks more Yuzu like.

That's what I thought, also the inner(I don't know the name of it. Yuzu have two leaves in one, the small inner and large outer)is way smaller/thinner than a Yuzu.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Fingerlime cross
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:00:45 PM »
They look smaller, and not paired.

Citrus General Discussion / Yuzu Fingerlime cross
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:14:45 PM »
I think I successfully crossed a Yuzu with a green finger lime. Last spring I removed the petals and anthers from a flower on my Yuzu, and collected pollen on a paint brush from a green finger lime, and  got a fruit. In Nov I planted the seeds. 11 have sprouted. 8 have two sprouts and 3 are singles. all of the 8 look just like a Yuzu developing the double leaves of a Yuzu within three or four leaves growing. Of the 3 singles one is very different. It's leaves are longer and skinnier than a Yuzu or a finger lime, it has two leaves but the inner one is very very small compared to a Yuzu, and the pattern of the thorns are like a finger lime, not a Yuzu. Also is sprounted about three weeks later than the others, and is slower growing.  Here are some pics, also this is under a grow light so the color is crazy, they are all very healthy and green.
From what I can gather from reading from all of you, Yuzu are about 15% Zygotic right? and Finger limes cross fairly easily, or better than many other citrus?
I really hope it works. I want to call it an F.Yuzu

Not very likely, at least not from a direct cross.

However you might take a look at this:
Citrofortunella x Tricimequat

Up for bid are seeds of the Tricimequat.  This is a beautiful small cold hardy Citrus tree, that gets fragrant white flowers, and delicious sweet Kumquat like fruit (and Kumquat is in the parentage of this unique hybrid), and like all Kumquats, you eat the peel and all with these.  This unusual cross is a hybrid of the Procimequat (another Kumquat hybrid) crossed with Trifoliate Orange for additional hardiness, and amazingly there is no bad taste from the trifoliate.  I enjoy eating these just as much as my Meiwa Kumquats, but this tree is much more cold tolerant  It is a rounded upright grower, and this is evergreen.  They are hardy to at least USDA zone 7b, and quite possibly 7a.  These plants would make excellent additions to your rare plant collection, or just make a unique statement in your yard.

You are bidding on 5 seeds of Citrofortunella x Tricimequat.  greg17086
Apparently it's a (Hong Kong kumquat x (kumquat x lime)) x trifoliate hybrid.

Although the sale has now ended, I was able to goad the owner of One Green World into getting and trying to germinate them.

Maybe if this was further crossed with Ichangquat we might get something truly edible.

Oh, by the way, I recently got the opportunity to taste Meiwa and agree it's the tastiest kumquat I've gotten to taste so far.

I ordered those a well, 3 have sprouted so far.

Citrus General Discussion / Brown Orange from Portugal?
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:18:47 PM »
Does anyone know what this variety is?
"Rare seeds *Dwarf Citrus x sinensis BROWN GREEN  *3 fresh  seeds/ OWN PICTURES !

         Product first time in ebay sold by us !

A relatively new variety of citrus sinensis *orange  , with a pale orange , accentuated brown /green skinned medium size fruits . Sweet , no sour aftertaste ! "

Citrus General Discussion / Cross pollinating two variegated fruits
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
I have read here a couple of times that a seeds from a variegated fruit rarely lives, but even more rare would be true to parent. But does anyone know what might happen if you crossed two variegated fruits? or one variegated with a regular fruit?

The larger Asian markets in Portland have Yuzu's for sale.

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