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Palingkecil, I will need to send you one of my Melon guava fruit next year when it ripens. I think it tastes good, smooth, not crunchy, strong fragrance, but it has many seeds. Since I have some Mexican Cream plants now and one tree has 1 fruit so I will be able to taste it in a month to see if it tastes the same as my Melon guava or better.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Are these Sumo tangerines
« on: Today at 03:42:57 PM »
It looks like sumo to me. How was the taste, was it sweet with some acid/tartness so maybe a 7/10 in sweetness?

Kiyomi doesn't usually have the large bump/neck, and has pebbly outer skin.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: Today at 03:37:44 PM »
Eric,

Yes, I hear Nules Clemintine tastes good from Janet. I might add that one to compare the taste with my Fina Clementine. I have Fallglow which has a lot of fruits and hangs long, many seeds, and it is on the sour side with some sweet taste. I only keep the Fallglow because it ripens earlier than the other mandarins (Oct-Dec) so I can eat some fresh fruits starting in Oct-Nov.

Your Clemenules/Nules is a mutation of the Fina Clementine so it will taste good. I had my Fina Clementine for over 5 yrs and the fruit taste is always consistently very good. I have not seen much leaf minner problem with my Clementine fruit tree but do see some on my other trees but only on the new growth leaves.

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My Roy_Seedling pomelo fruit color is the same as the one above by pinkturtle (white).

Here's some photo I took last year 2020.







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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: December 07, 2021, 07:21:54 PM »
I like the Fina Clementine (VI-518), seeds are few but the seeds are not in the center of the fruit, only citrus that I have seen such a thing. Fruit tastes a different taste than satsuma as you said, is it richer?

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Have you tried the Jalisco red or the Delores seedless from JF? I hear they are very sweet.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Santa Teresa lemon taste?
« on: December 07, 2021, 05:54:12 AM »
Brian, you should leave one ST lemon hanging once it turns color, then date it and keep track of it to see how long it will stay good on the tree. I have a mini-size lemon fruit on my unknown grafted branch that has 3 lemons which has turned light yellow and has been hanging on the tree since July (5 months) and still looks the same. I plan to see how long it will hang on the tree and still be good.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: December 07, 2021, 05:36:33 AM »
Eric,

The unknown flat satsuma #3 in the above photos were actually from my family trees. My dad planted them over 30 yrs ago so this is a pretty mature tree. Here's more photos in the link below.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=45836.0

I know what you mean about the bland tasting satsumas. My in-laws have 2 older satsumas(20 yrs) with the bland tasting fruits (no sweet or acid taste) and it only gets sweet if you let it hang until Jan-Feb here in CA. The unknown flat satsuma #3 is much better tasting in the early stage (skin color turns yellow as in my photos above), still tastes sweet but it does have acid taste. As the fruit hangs longer the acid taste disappears and it is only sweet. But the bad thing with these satsuma fruits is that the shelf life is very short, maybe 3-5 days on the counter before it starts to go bad/mold. You can keep it longer in the refrigerator of course but I don't have the space.

For my taste, the unknown #1 (bumpy skin) is my favorite so far. The fully ripe fruit is very sweet with a little tart/acid. This may be a mutation from my grafting on the Chandler pummelo rootstock since it doesn't match any of the CCPP varieties I grafted.

I hope I still have one unk #1 fruit left on the tree when I pick the Xie Shan at the end of December for my final comparision before the fruits fall off.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: December 06, 2021, 05:41:27 PM »
Brian, good to hear you pummelo taste very good. But yours does not look like a Chandler to me. I have a large tree and the fruits do get about 1-2 lbs and pretty round shape, but your flesh doesn't look like a pummelo. It looks more like a hybrid of a pummelo and grapefrut.

My Chandler pummelo fruits always showed some pink around the outer flesh of the fruit, never fully pink all over. Also when you cut the Chandler you can't easily peel it, and the individual sack segments needs to peeled apart, then the membrane needs to be removed before you can get to the flesh.  See the photo from UCR of what the Chandler normally looks like.

Your fruit looks more like my cocktail_grapefruit or the Oroblanco. The Chandler should have seeds, your has super small seeds.



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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: December 06, 2021, 05:24:12 PM »
Jim, thanks for nice photos of all your fruits and the taste comparison. I'm glad to see the Xie Shan is moving up in your ranking. I hope it goes to the top of your list on the next round of tasting. I noticed on my 2yr old grafted branches of the Xie Shan, none had sour fruits, all were sweet when it turned yellow/orange. As I let it hang longer it just got a little more sweeter but I did not taste any acid/tartness on the few fruits I tasted.

I'm thinking of waiting until the end of Dec before I try to taste the last Xie Shan fruits, I may have only 4 left.
I didn't know the Prague Citsuma tasted that good.


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nullzero,

Ok good to hear more than a few people mentioning the Crystal seedless tastes good, I have a small graft on my tree. What is the Emperor guava and is it here in the USA?

I will need to visit Exotica and checkout the Diamond guava since I keep hearing he has many hard to find varieties. I did graft (but not sure if it will take yet) a white flesh guava that snowjunky said is a very sweet seedling plant called Steve's Super Sweet (SSS). This seedling was from Exotica.

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I'm lucky that we still have these older trees planted by my dad. He also planted many persimmon trees which gives tons of fruits as well.

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Maybe that explains why it has been having so many fruits every year recently.

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Citrus General Discussion / 2021 Satsuma and other Mandarin - Fruit Photos
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:16:05 AM »
Since the Satsuma/Mandarin's are ripening now, I thought it would be nice to share with everyone some photos of Satsuma fruits from my family's backyard gardens.

Please post photos of your ripe fruits and identify the variety and any comments you like to make of the taste.

I will start first with this 30yr old satsuma (older variety that is unknown-forgot) grown in my family garden which gives hundreds of fruits each year. My brother says he thinks the 2 trees has about 700 fruits this year. Just took these photos on 12/4/21. This satsuma is what I call a flat fruit since it seems to be shaped much flatter than any I have seen in grocery stores or online when searching for satsuma varieties or from the UCR variety database. The taste of the fruit today is good, mildly sweet, but it will get sweeter the longer you let it hang on the tree up until January. Skin is puffy, easy peel, no seeds.

So if you have some ripe fruits then post it here to share, thanks.



































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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Multi-graft persimmon tree.
« on: December 04, 2021, 06:35:50 AM »
Flgarden, what months did you do your grafts ?

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Seng, your red seedless guave video shows a pretty large fruit that would be nice. Do you know if the taste of the fruit is sweet and if the flesh is hard or smooth. From the video it looks like a crunchy fruit.

JoeP450, yes the color is deceiving, I have seen a few photos online that shows more of the orange color flesh but it was from the person/place I purchased my plant and didn't want to use their photos.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what to do if U.S. Customs has it ???
« on: December 03, 2021, 08:06:16 PM »
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help for 50 year old backyard lemon tree?
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:32:03 AM »
Chris, you can distinguish dead branches from good live branches by looking at the piece you cut. If you look inside the cross section of the cut and you only see dry/brown color it's dead. If you see either white or green color cross section and maybe the cambium layer is not dried out then it is alive. Just cut any small branch that has no leaves and looks bad or dried out starting from the tip of that branch section, then keep cutting that branch back to where is originates from the main trunk or secondary branches that are growing good (leaves, green wood). If you are not sure if its dead or alive then leave the branch alone.

Post a before and after photo of your tree.

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Ok, thanks. I know Adam. I got some of his Peluche scions. You will like the fruits, they get large. Make sure you let it get fully ripe for the best sweetness.

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Nate, yes Mike has good stuff. I got mine from John here in SoCal, it gets large fruits which tastes very good and he said it was sourced from Adam (FFF). You should remove most of the fruits, maybe let only 1 fruit hang or it will slow down the growth of your graft. I like to try and get 2 different sources for most of my loquats for comparison of fruits. Most of my loquat grafted branches (70 var) have flowers and I only let them hold fruit on the second year unless I have more than one branch grafted. The Tanaka graft I have still has not fruited and its been over 2yrs, grows as slow as Avri.


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Gonzo,
Those cuttings look huge and nice for grafting.
Have you had any fruits on your tree, and if you did were the fruits very large and how was the taste?
I liked to know if your source was Adam.

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Ok, more info on the orange flesh guava. The one I have is still a small seedling. It is called Gushiken, USDA cultivar HPSI 26.
Here's a few photos of what the fruit should look like, but not sure if the seedling will have similar fruit.




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Yup, I agree. I have never used the bud graft on my citrus grafts since it does have many nice branches to use for cleft as you said. Just like my loquat trees, I can graft a lot more varieties just by using the many branches on the tree for my multi-grafted tree.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mexican Cream Guavas?
« on: November 30, 2021, 01:47:42 PM »
Galka, just a follow up on your plants. Did you ever get one of the Mexican Cream guava from the plants you purchased?

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Brian, here's some info on the Mexican Cream guava grown by La Verne.

I just saw some plants (3.5 gallon) at Armstrong nursery here in CA so if you have an Armstrong nursery they may carry it. I picked up another plant this weekend just in case my first plant purchased last year isn't the real plant. This one I purchased even had one fruit hanging so I should know in a month or so if it is the real fruit. Shape of the fruit looks the same as the Mexican Cream so I will keep my fingers crossed.






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