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Citrus General Discussion / Re: looking for interesting varieties
« Last post by BorisR on December 02, 2022, 05:30:12 AM »
Hello, Daniil! The website homecitrus is not very cozy and convenient for me. In my opinion, it is better to look for citrus fruits in the VK social network. I have some citrus varieties, such as dancy, kishu, kiraji, changsha, sugar belle, page, fortune, Valentino, and others that may not interest you. But they are still quite small, 1-2 years from transplantation. Cuttings are still a pity. There are still opportunities to order citrus fruits from Europe.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Most underrated fruits - what should be grown more?
« Last post by DurianLover on December 02, 2022, 04:17:58 AM »
Good quality abiu. Taste so good, I can eat like 2 kilos at once, and I'm not even a big fruit eater despite being here :). Most importantly in tropics they produce 3-4 times a year at random times, loaded trees.

Agree on Dabai as well. However, harvest is a problem. Trees are very tall, my first branch is like at 18 feet high, and than crown. So, basically we eat only dropped fruits. My tree looks exactly like first one in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQLbBjC2aqA  Basically you have to be experienced coconut tree climber in order to get fresh fruits.

I had to look up dabai. I have eaten canary nut before and thought it was good. What does the fruit taste like?

Taste like "nuttiest", "fruittiest", fattest avocado, you'll ever have. Traditionally eaten with salt or soy sauce.  All these years I don't remember a single post anyone attempting to grow it in subtropics.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Syzygium australe Fruit Report
« Last post by pagnr on December 02, 2022, 02:34:22 AM »
Very interesting. I wonder why we get some junk species here and not the really good ones?

The paniculatum and australe and smithii have been in cultivation as ornamentals for a long time, and are suitable for Southern and Inland Australia.
Some others are more recent introductions, first as ornamentals and later as edible "bush foods".
Many Syzygiums are from NTH QLD and Cape York. Most can be moved south, particularly those from the tropical highlands. A few prefer the Wet Tropics only.
Many of these are probably not well known till recently.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Rollinia
« Last post by gnappi on December 02, 2022, 02:34:12 AM »
I planted a Rollinia three years ago as a healthy tree bought in a recently re-potted 7 gallon.  It has thrived, and unlike some I've seen mine has a canopy that is dense, and dark green with a 4-5" thick trunk and is between 12 and 15 feet tall. It has bloomed since the first full year in ground and every year since going in the ground, and set a few fruits which turned black and fell off. I have a well and it gets sufficient water, and fertilized with Excalibur's stuff.

Is this fruit drop a matter of the tree still being immature and my expecting fruit sooner? Or, an I missing something in its care.

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Citrus General Discussion / How long for a lemon graft to die?
« Last post by gnappi on December 02, 2022, 02:11:41 AM »
My GF's granddaughter sent her a small lemon seedling which she wanted to see fruit sooner than the (unknown cultivar) seedling would. So, she went to Lowes and snipped off a Meyer cutting (bad girl) and asked me to graft it onto the seedling. I used a cleft and the tree and scion were perfectly matched in thickness. It's been two weeks and the cutting is still as green as when I grafted it and the tree stem has sprouted several new branches under the graft, and I have not uncovered the scion yet.

My Q's.

1. I've grafted Mango before and know when a graft took or not but since the scion is still bright green I do not know if it should wither and die if the graqft did not take.

2. Should I clip the new branches that have erupted under the graft to sent more resources to the grafted scion?

3. Assuming the graft took, when should I remove the wrap from the scion? After new growth sprouts?

  Thanks

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I use a large disused rain barrel to compost house veg waste which a neighbor and GF help fill it up. I drilled holes in the sides and set it on a 24" concrete walkway paver, it makes some really nice compost. Ash from the fire pit gets spread around the yard.
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Southeastern Citrus Expo pictures
« Last post by shiro on December 02, 2022, 12:57:32 AM »
Very nice assortment, you have almost all the varieties I am looking for.
It makes you want to see it all up close.  :)

Can you tell me what are the taste characteristics of Dallas citrumelo and Taichang lemon?
Some people mention that Taichang Lemon can withstand -15C but others say -9C.
What about your experience with this one?
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: looking for interesting varieties
« Last post by shiro on December 02, 2022, 12:40:37 AM »
Here is a Russian site that may help you
http://forum.homecitrus.ru/

You already mentioned it above.
But I have the impression from searching a bit in Russian what the nurseries offer.
That their choice is quite small and the varieties offered not so resistant to the cold.
But I may be wrong, after all even in France many nurseries offer varieties not so resistant as that. The nurseries and garden centres around me don't offer much of anything interesting either.

But I think I'll also take a look at this forum.
See what information there is, after all it doesn't hurt.

And as for the rest, I don't see what the problem is with looking for varieties outside these borders.
I think we all do it.
Even if I hear that the current politics don't really help.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: looking for interesting varieties
« Last post by hardyvermont on December 02, 2022, 12:22:45 AM »
Here is a Russian site that may help you
http://forum.homecitrus.ru/
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Southeastern Citrus Expo pictures
« Last post by hardyvermont on December 02, 2022, 12:17:23 AM »
































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