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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2021, 02:10:27 PM »
Thomasville is a good story, Yuzuquat is an unlucky story.


Ichangquat in begin of June, two sprouts I was happy  ;D

then a few days later, a snail killed me both sprouts :-\, so I repotted the plant and now Im still hoping/waiting. I had new sprouts but from the rootstock, which I had to remove.


Ichangquat today



Thomasville today, in good shape.

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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2021, 08:20:49 PM »
would it make any sense to to grow in a 5+/- gallon pot till it is 3+ feet tall before planting in ground early spring.

6 weeks since planting in ground, a 4.5 year old seed grown Meiwa kumquat with a  0.5cubic meter canopy is starting to grow flower buds as well as foliage.  It is unlikely that animals will do much damage.
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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2021, 09:15:06 AM »
Yes, I regret not to have taken the plant into pot directly after winter for recovery. But the last years we nearly had no snails so I didn' t took that into account.
But you are right, that bigger plants have no problem to loose a few leaves or sprouts by snails.

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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2021, 08:29:52 AM »
Poncirusguy, sorry for the delay, here the pictures


Thomasville


Ichangquat, after snailattack to fresh sprouts I hadto repot, but now only rootstock sprouts  ::), don' t know if the ichangquat will survive.
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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2021, 01:13:32 PM »
update of citsuma Prague and Ivia, which are grown, but not so much as Sanford and Yuzu.


Sanford for comparison, about 80 cm high


Citsuma Prague


Ivia

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Re: Frosthardiness experience with citrusvarieties in zone 7, down to 3,2 F
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2021, 07:43:37 AM »
winter preparations are starting although no freeze annonced for the next 10 days.
This time will try to make bricks arround the plants and then wrap around cocos mats. Perhaps this time I still add one or two water bottles if place is enough. And finally I hope we not get again down to 3,2 ° Fahrenheit  ;).
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Yuzu, last year no protection was to optimistic, freeze nearly to ground,   ( but didn' calculated to get 3,2°)

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Citsuma Prague

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Ivia

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HRS 899A, new try at new location (plant last year died after winter and spring freezes)

regards Frank

 

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