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Eric Kimball

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growing Temple tangor
« on: March 29, 2021, 06:22:36 PM »
Hi, is anyone having any luck growing the Temple Tangor? I bought some scions from the ccpp and grafted them to a sour orange seedling. It's doing great, I just dont see a lot of info online about this variety. Any pictures are also greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 06:48:16 PM »

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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 09:53:00 PM »
I have not grown a tree myself, but I have eaten plenty of them, and they are great! They were really popular here in Florida for many years, and there was even a seedless budsport at one time (which was sadly lost before it was widely disrributed). Not sure how they do in California, though. The original tree was a chance seedling in a grove at Winter Park, FL.

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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 09:57:32 PM »
I have 2 Temple tangor trees for many years. They stay kind of small, about 8 feet tall max, and produce lots of very delicious fruits. Definitely one of my favorite citrus. You have to peel them with a knife, and very juicy inside. Bit of rough bumpy skin.
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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 10:00:40 PM »
I have one sapling, just getting established. Itís sprawling out more than my satsumas lol. Only had one dud fruit and even that was good, but in full bloom now

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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 10:50:40 PM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Very happy to hear the flavor is good. I was aware of the high heat requirements but it's been plenty hot here in California the last few summers. @fruitlovers Any Idea what rootstock yours are on? I wonder if that's why they stay small. 

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 12:26:40 AM »
Thanks for the link Galatians522. Good read

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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2021, 02:36:54 AM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone! Very happy to hear the flavor is good. I was aware of the high heat requirements but it's been plenty hot here in California the last few summers. @fruitlovers Any Idea what rootstock yours are on? I wonder if that's why they stay small.
I didn't graft them so not sure, but would guess flying dragon (trifoliata), which would explain small size of trees.
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Re: growing Temple tangor
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 07:04:38 PM »
I can verify that they grow slower than Minneola. There is a 10 acre grove in Sebring that was planted about 10-15 years ago with alternating rows of Temple and Minneola. The Temples are about 2/3 the size of the Minneolas. I assume they were all in the same rootstock.