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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2022, 05:57:26 PM »
Just noticed some flower buds on mine today





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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2022, 07:21:15 PM »
nice! I read somewhere that the fruit develop quickly, keep us posted

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2022, 08:27:08 PM »
Hey all,
It looks like Logee has some back in stock. I picked one up.
https://www.logees.com/citrus-turunji-citrus-medica.html
EDIT : just saw someone else post this further up. ! Apologies.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2022, 06:59:30 PM »
My turunji is back from the dead via cutting. Battling spider mites now.

Did anyone get fruit yet?





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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2022, 10:25:46 PM »
I have one small fruit hanging on for a few weeks now but it hasn't grown in size so I'm sure its gona fall off eventually

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2022, 06:47:56 PM »
Any update to plants and fruit? I lost both cuttings in the picture again, rotting of the roots yet again and the bigger plant had some kind of rot on the trunk at the end of the summer. None of my grafts took either. I have a new round of cuttings and those are rooted now (again lol). Sigh. It's the only plant that I keep losing same growing conditions and soil mix as all the other citrus.
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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2022, 07:05:05 PM »
I have in a 3g pot, but its leaves curl at the end. They get all rubbery in spots (picture 1) and then curl up and are misshapen (2nd picture). . Any advice would be appreciated. I water after dirt dries out, I have sprayed it several times with organic pesticides and not visible bugs on the tree. It keeps flushing out new leaves so I admire its spirit to not die.




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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2022, 07:08:06 PM »
If it's not insect related could be ph of mix and or nutrient issues. I never got to that stage since I keep losing my plant but I did have a pretty bad spider mite infestation in mid summer.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2022, 09:03:36 PM »
If it's not insect related could be ph of mix and or nutrient issues. I never got to that stage since I keep losing my plant but I did have a pretty bad spider mite infestation in mid summer.
If mine ever holds some fruit I'll send you some seeds! I could try rooting some cuttings once I feel its not going to die on me.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2022, 09:32:32 PM »
appreciate that! it's said to flower from seed pretty early  so lets test out that theory

actually just finished grafting a little piece of the saved cuttings that are now rooted to a spare ponderosa lemon that I didnt want to keep, so I top worked it and stuck a good bit of scion into the bark and now have a grow light as close as I can get it on the whole plant

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2022, 10:09:23 PM »
Good luck! I always feel like I'm fumbling around in the winter. Between underwatering/ overwatering/ feeding / pruning things in the greenhouse without stressing them out and watching them be stressed out from coming in....It's a battle fellow zone pusher, keep up the good fight.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2022, 01:18:46 PM »
Mine didn't set any fruit this past season but its just starting to push buds again

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2022, 12:09:34 PM »
I’ve never had any luck with Logees. Their prices are top tier for the smallest starter plants. They seem to ship “whenever” without acknowledging the weather during shipping.

The last citrus I ordered from the was a Buddhas Hand. I received two grafted individuals in ONE two inch pot very root bound!


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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2022, 10:27:28 PM »
I have the same complaint about Logee's. Every citrus tree I bought from them has been severely root bound in two inch pots. I had trouble untangling the roots and in one case, there was one thick root that encircled the small pot and I was unable to untangle it. I have stopped buying trees from them.

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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2022, 07:09:05 PM »
I actually picked up a nice ~1 year old plant at a greenhouse I visited in Chicago. It was $7.99 in a 4 inch pot. They even had some to try!


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Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2022, 10:19:12 AM »
Sounds like Turunji is a bit harder than some citrus on their own roots.  Or perhaps they are too often pot bound by those that sell them.  I am in the process of loosing mine I bought from Logees.  I think I'll try to save it by grafting in some extra roots using Ponciris seedlings.  Mr. Hong in Wichita KS gave me 100 Ponciris fruit last fall and they average about 30 seeds per fruit, so I have plenty to spare.  I also have seedlings from the last 2 years, more than I have scions for.
Here is where I got the idea.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=48828.0

 

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