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Dr. Robert Dunstan

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eyeckr:
I just noticed your location Boris. I hope you are doing okay over there considering what's happening right now. Prayers out to all over there.

Many years ago I sent a variety of seeds to my friend Aleksey who lived in Kiev. He planted many of those seeds including my Lemanadarin in the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. The first to start fruiting was changsha that as it matured over the years became less seedy and was reported to produce very delicious store quality tasting fruit. Next were Ventura Lemandarin, Calamandarin, Taiwanica and Clem-Yuz 2-2. A couple years ago the Lemandarin was featured in local the news but was mistakenly called a "grapefruit" by the employee of botanical garden that was never engaged in citrus.
 
Here is that video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MoeLddOPz4&list=PL88FAo1sct2J6C73M4BB8Gyzwu0rh7DZb&index=168

I wonder since you are not too far from there if you have ever been there to see the plantings?

BorisR:
I'm fine, thanks.
It was from that Changsha tree about which you write that I received the fruits last autumn. All thanks to Alexey. But I haven't seen the tree itself yet. It grows in a closed part of the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. I planned to visit there this year with Alexey, but...
here's an even more recent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Z4Qc3262w&feature=emb_imp_woyt
On camera, local agronomists attribute all the laurels to themselves without mentioning either you or Alexey. They say that they collected varieties all over the world.

850FL:
Anyone wonder why when Dunstan came across the last American Chestnut, why did he also not vegetatively propagate it, after he had hybridized it? I'm not saying in mass numbers but enough to go around a bit..

Francis_Eric:

--- Quote from: Pandan on February 17, 2022, 01:18:24 AM ---
--- Quote from: Galatians522 on February 16, 2022, 10:04:26 PM ---Yes, he is responsible for the Dunstan Citrimelo. I have never heard of the mandarin. He is also in a way responsible for the Southern Home hybrid grape. His "impossible" hybrid material was given to Bob Zehnder who continued the work and eventually gave seed from some of his hybrids to Dr. Mortensen at the University of Florida. Mortensen grew the seed out selfed the best selection and from that seed grew the Southern Home grape which he patented. Neither Zehnder nor Dunstan are ever mentioned in the write up about the grape's development.

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more on the fella here:
http://floridagrapes.com/dunstan/dunstanbio.html
"They said it couldn’t be done.
But Bob Dunstan did it.
And they began to call him a “Southern Luther Burbank.”
He successfully crossed the sturdy native American Muscadine
(Muscadinia rotundifolia) with the fancy elite European table “bunch” grape
(Vitis vinifera) - to create the basis for a whole new burgeoning grape
agribusiness in Florida, his adopted state."
What an inspiration

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--- Quote from: BorisR on April 11, 2022, 04:06:31 AM ---I'm fine, thanks.
It was from that Changsha tree about which you write that I received the fruits last autumn. All thanks to Alexey. But I haven't seen the tree itself yet. It grows in a closed part of the Nikitsky Botanical Garden. I planned to visit there this year with Alexey, but...
here's an even more recent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Z4Qc3262w&feature=emb_imp_woyt
On camera, local agronomists attribute all the laurels to themselves without mentioning either you or Alexey. They say that they collected varieties all over the world.

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Great pictures

I used to be able  to access more of those grape pictures
(here -- maybe I need to change browser  )
https://web.archive.org/web/20100417095043/http://www.grapebreeders.org/Gb/Articles/Bob_Zehnder/Bob.htm

Maybe these DRX selections (of grapes)
can hint people at least in USA to search the GrIN selections (of citrus)

Sorry if this does not help find His selections (of citrus Only a Idea ) would be interested to know though

https://thefruitblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/florida-grapes-website-gone.html

I also  saw Hs pictures on Way back machine not long ago

Not good with all the computer stuff though

(I cannot figure it out on https://www.ibiblio.org/ either
but may look at saved links I have maybe see some stuff saved and figure it out in about a week (or not)

(https://www.aol.com/zehndergrapes/ does not work for me_

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