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Unicyclemike

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Tavares Limequat
« on: May 07, 2023, 02:41:33 PM »
Anyone growing the Tavares Limequat?  How cold hardy is it?  How is the taste?  Thank you.

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Re: Tavares Limequat
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2023, 04:28:00 PM »
this year it took in pot -8 °C and looked very good begin march, but got stressed by following nightfrosts with daysun in april.
But still no fruits yet, a graft oft it has flowers but they are still closed, so hope to get fruits end of summer - I' m also curious  ;)

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Re: Tavares Limequat
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2023, 12:58:26 PM »
I have a Limequat that fits the description of Tavares, so I take it as Tavares. I am growing it inground in a glashouse with frost protection.
I am very happy with it. It grows well and gets plenty of fruits. The taste of the fruits is quite good. When they are unripe they have a strong lime flavour. When they are fully ripe (yellow) the taste changes and is more like a lemon but with more orange flavours. Still some lime flavours remain. Peel is a little bit bitter when fully ripe (yellow), yet edible and slitely sweet.

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Re: Tavares Limequat
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2023, 06:14:19 PM »
Thank you for your responses.  I jut put mine in the ground Saturday.  Zone 7a....I got it from Stan the man Mckenzie.  Great guy to buy from.

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Re: Tavares Limequat
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2023, 07:11:26 PM »
Mike  You will need an enclosure for it.

mine is coming down for summer.

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Re: Tavares Limequat
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2023, 07:49:25 PM »
I have a set up for it.  Thanks.