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My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:52:42 PM »
I just want to share my very first harvest of Kishu mandarin.
I planted the tree in December 2015 from 3 G size pot or so; about 3 ft tall, it's now about 6 ft tall and seems to be growing nicely.
The last 2 seasons, the fruitlets kept dropping, until this season when they held up to maturity.

The taste test: Very easy to peel, surprisingly refreshing, juicy, with just enough sweetness and a scan of tart. And to my surprise: no seed at all! (This is a bonus, I didn't know about this when I purchased the tree). So, overall I am happy with this tree just hope and pray that HLB won't be infecting this tree that I have to cut it down...!
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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 10:54:14 PM »
Congratulations, good things come to those who wait.  Kishu is a favorite of many people.  The best to you and this tree.

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 08:18:53 PM »
Wonderful! Congratulations! Great pics.

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 04:19:11 AM »
Congrats, i envy you, i miss our italian mandarins, i hope my clementine will fruit soon!
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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 01:21:57 PM »
Wow, very nice!

I had a massive harvest this year, but they were all gone before I got to them.
Discovered there were rats and squirrels in my yard that eat mandarins.

I was so upset, but now I have 2 feral cats I've trained to hunt.
They're doing such a great job, it's unreal how much of a different they made.

I had a serious rat infestation, couldn't prevent it because there were 3 storm drains around the sidewalk.
We requested the city to close off the drains with a metal screen but they refused due "obstructing" flow.

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 02:13:06 PM »
Thanks everyone for your positive responses!

Waxy, so sorry to know about your rat infestation; and glad to see
that you are able to control them with feral cats! I do see some rats and squirrels coming by my yard, and I have traps set for them, and caught a few now and then.
But luckily,  they did not damage  or steal  my fruits, not in any alarming numbers; knock on wood!
Sam

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 11:50:32 PM »
Kishu is actually believed to be one of the parents of Satsuma (unshiu mikan), according to DNA studies that have been done in Japan.

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2024, 06:05:44 AM »
There are several varieties Kishu mikan.
Mukaku Kishu 無核紀州 - is a completely seedless variety, of Japanese origin, derived from a mutations of the native seeded variety ‘Kishu mikan’.
Do not confuse with Kishu mikan of Chinese origin.

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Re: My first Kishu mandarin harvest
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2024, 04:22:38 PM »
Do not confuse with Kishu mikan of Chinese origin.
There is no Kishu-mikan of Chinese origin. Kishu varieties are Japanese. China has its own varieties belonging to the same species Citrus kinokuni (according to the classification of Tanaka). The most famous is the ancient variety Nanfengmiju. There are also varieties of Donghuamiju, Huanglingmiao, Yuanyangju and probably others that I don't know about. Japanese varieties of Kishu are descended from Chinese varieties.
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