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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2021, 12:07:53 PM »
that's a whopper..how does it taste?

Just curious who grows the largest variety of mandarins/tangerines.

Here's the different mandarins listed per CCPP budwood/Citrus Variety Data:
-> Mandarin-Clementine
-> Mandarin-Satsuma
-> Mandarin-Tangelo
-> Mandarin-Tangor
-> Mandarin-Other

There are over 100 different varieties identified here so there should be many people who grow one or more of these.

Would like to see a photo of your large fruit and how much it weighs. I will take some photos of my whoppers and post later.

I will start with one of my larger Kiyomi Tangor.
1) Kiyomi, weight is 347 grams, see photo of fruit.



Can anyone beat this one ?? Please post your large fruit.

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2021, 09:50:07 PM »
Some of my Shasta were very large. One of my Shasta tree only carry 4 fruits, very good tasting. Thong Dee pomelo is right next.



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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2021, 04:26:25 AM »
luak, now that's a big Shasta. I have one tree in a pot and it had 5 fruits but they were all about the size of Tango. I wanted it to be big like yours.

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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2021, 01:01:19 AM »
I just bought a tango, with a same additional label as sugar belle saying it has greening resistance.. what are your thoughts on tangos resistance and also your opinion of its fruit quality??

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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2021, 05:36:45 AM »
True, I figured when the Guinness people review the request, they will do the leg work. I wanted to see if we had some winners before they actually make the new category.
It seems they like to have someone submit a big one so they can start off with one entry and others will try to beat it. Right now I don't think there is any category for mandarins if you wanted to enter it for a record.

The only Guiness records category for citrus that I found was:
-Largest Orange
-Largest/heaviest grapefruit
-Largest/heaviest  pomelo/pummelo
-Heaviest lemon

I don't know why there is no mandarin yet, so I thought we should enter one so that one of our members from this forum could have the record.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2021, 06:39:52 AM »
Above picture is incorrect, wrong, itís not a Shasta. This is the correct variety, Yosemite Gold.




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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2021, 03:28:48 PM »
Look at the size compared to head size, these were huge Sumo 2 yrs ago. Did not weigh them but felt way over 1 lb easy.



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« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2021, 08:37:14 PM »
Yup, the one on the right seems like it would easily be over 1 lbs. Hows your sumo fruit this year, did the same tree still have many fruits or did it have less fruits?

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2021, 02:28:02 PM »
Behl, I must confess that when I saw your sumo photos you posted a year ago of this same fruit, I was thinking about it when I started this post of the largest mandarin.

I do have a large sumo that I thought could be a world's record weight, but yours looks larger. To bad you didn't get a photo evidence showing the weight of it. Just looking at your fruit in the picture and estimating its weight after looking at my large fruit, I think yours weighs about 1.5 lbs. The one I have is 1.3 lbs and I will now post the photo for evidence later tonight.

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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2021, 02:34:33 PM »
Just curious (off topic) if anyone else has any more sumo/shiranui fruits on their tree?

I have one grafted branch that seems to have late maturing sumo fruits. My whopper (to be shown later) just finished ripening, not all the way before I picked it off the tree for weight measurement. Now I have one last fruit that is full size and still green on the same branch. I think I will let it hang until it completely ripens and will report back on the date it does. All of my other sumo fruits on other grafts finished ripening at the end of March. I might have to label this branch "Special Sumo" to keep track for next years fruits.

Let me know if anyone else in CA has some sumo still hanging on the tree.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2021, 01:45:07 PM »
Yup, the one on the right seems like it would easily be over 1 lbs. Hows your sumo fruit this year, did the same tree still have many fruits or did it have less fruits?
I have Sumo on Tango rootstock, and on some orange, and two on lemon rootstock. The one on Tango are the biggest and sweetest, very juicy, consistent quality and production year over year. Really excellent. Ones on lemon rootstock dont size up and have very thick skin. Looks like rootstock plays a big role.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2021, 01:52:06 PM »
Behl, I must confess that when I saw your sumo photos you posted a year ago of this same fruit, I was thinking about it when I started this post of the largest mandarin.

I do have a large sumo that I thought could be a world's record weight, but yours looks larger. To bad you didn't get a photo evidence showing the weight of it. Just looking at your fruit in the picture and estimating its weight after looking at my large fruit, I think yours weighs about 1.5 lbs. The one I have is 1.3 lbs and I will now post the photo for evidence later tonight.

Here is another perspective. its next to what I call large Tango





Just look at the size of single slice vs. large Tango whole.

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« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2021, 02:20:03 PM »
Wow, that is a nice big one. I agree with you that if you graft on lemon fruit is not as good tasting as mandarin/orange interstock.
The largest Sumo fruit I had this year was grafted on Murcott mandarin. The one last Sumo fruit still is on this branch.


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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2021, 02:58:31 PM »
Ok, here's my sumo fruits.
If we were to measure the fruit circumference for the world's record then I think this one below would win.

Any comments ?








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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2021, 03:03:41 PM »








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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2021, 04:17:22 PM »
what have you been doing to them? getting multiple pollen? weird shapes. yes, the fruit is huge, mine was like this, did not weigh.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2021, 09:07:08 PM »
Someone on this forum, I believe, once mentioned that this fingering of citrus is caused by a types of mites.

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« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2021, 11:26:50 PM »
Yes, I heard the same thing that the deformed fruit could be due to mites or some bugs that got to the flowers before the fruit formed.
It's still an interesting fruit, I had two fruits like this, I ate the other one and each one of the fingers had a nice fruit envelop with no seeds, just taste like a regular sumo.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2021, 05:42:21 PM »
Buddhas hand gene set being expressed LOL

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2021, 04:24:58 AM »
well I do have a few grafted Buddhas hand on my trees but no fruits so far.