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EddieF

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I bought 2 citrus trees- Flame Grapefruit & Ortanique Orange
« on: March 22, 2021, 08:03:44 PM »
Hi citrus people.  I usually talk mangos but, i wanted some citrus.
I told nursery guy i like sweet yellowish grapefruit, he sold me on Flame grapefruit description.
Today i went back for 1 more citrus, bought Ortanique orange.
Both 15 gal, good looking trees.
How'd i do? 

Ed

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Re: I bought 2 citrus trees- Flame Grapefruit & Ortanique Orange
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 09:00:31 PM »
Flame is great!  I have one.  It is definitely red inside though, not sure if that is what you're expecting.  It tasts much like typical "ruby red" grapefruit, which I like.

Never tried Ortanique. 

Google HLB/huonglongbing virus, seems common in Florida.

I grow in a northern greenhouse so I don't know much about how to do things in Florida climate and soil.
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Re: I bought 2 citrus trees- Flame Grapefruit & Ortanique Orange
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 09:30:41 PM »
Thanks brian, good to hear Flame's tasty.  Survives up there?

Virus bites.  I hope it's not mistake putting them citrus near mangos.

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Re: I bought 2 citrus trees- Flame Grapefruit & Ortanique Orange
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 09:32:35 PM »
Oh god no, I have mine in a heated greenhouse.  No edible citrus survives outdoors here

The virus only affects citrus as far as I know.  And it doesn't cause instant death only steady decline.