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Old 04-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I bought a Centennial kumquat the other day because I like the way it looks. At Riverside it's reported to have ripe fruit year-round. The fruit I've tried are okay.
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I have planted two types of kumquat hybrids. One looks a like and orange and the other is crossed with lemon. The lemon cross seems not to have survived very well a severe winter the other year. The other orange looking type is very small after many years of frost damage, shade, and according to Richard likely needs to potash also. I picked all of the fruit last November except for one that I left on the tree and it is still there.
This last winter I protected my satumas from the cold and they look a lot better than after other past winters and are now starting to put out flowers.

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I think most kumquats are beautiful plants and always play around with the idea of getting one. In the end, I don't have one because I just don't love their flavor enough to devote the space to one in my small, banana-dominated yard! If I had a bigger yard, I'd definitely have one.
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I've got the hardy variegated tanna for that.

My son doesn't like eating citrus but there was a kumquat at a farm I rented for a few years and he tasted one and liked it. I think that was always in the summer time when I really didn't have other ripe citrus so I bought a Nordman (seedless) a year ago and now the Centennial. I'm getting pretty crowded but still have room more more things than most folks. I have about a dozen different citrus now though several still are in pots (many are ones I grafted so they are small).
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I have a kumquat I should get identified.
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I had the Undead Meyer Lemon until the cat finished it off at last, along with my seedling Lemon Kanu'on. I got a replacement that had been grafted--not a great fan of grafted trees here, due to the growth habit, rooted cuttings produce stronger plants for me--and the date on the tag placed it at about the same age as my original goat eaten, puppy mauled cutting grown Meyer. It fruited for the first time last year, although I was nervous about letting the spindly thing bear fruit. The lemons looked like Eurekas or Lisbons, not round like the Meyer Lemons I've seen. They were extremely strong, acid lemons with great lemony flavor. But...the Nursery must have mislabeled, I'm thinking. Since the fruit is ready in winter, I'm betting my grafted Meyer is a Lisbon.

I have a young Meyer that is cutting grown on its own roots which I'm hoping will one day produce real Meyer Lemons.

I've read here and there that Calamondin is a Kumquat hybrid witha mandarin. Mine is huge but in need of potting up soon. I root trim every third year or so, too.

I fell in love with the idea of a Eustice Limequat and had to try one, but after the move things were tight, so I ordered seeds instead. I'd been trying to figure out if they could possibly come true to type when the seedlings came up. The older one has dainty, slender leaves, while the other has rounded leaves like a Key Lime. I'm thinking I have my answer. But, who knows, maybe the fruit will be worth it...some day.
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Here is my 6 year old in-ground Meyers. It produces about 300 lemons a season averaging about 1/2 pound each. The lemons have just started showing a yellow blush.

I also have Brown-Select satsuma and a new this year Red navel or Cara-Cara as some call it.

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Pretty and the fruit is nothing like mine. My grafted Meyer must be a Lisbon on Dwarf rootstock. I'll have to get a picture later.
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The Meyers of course take on an orange shade when they reach peak ripeness. Then you will know for sure.
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Do they go through a yellow stage? Mine did. I picked them in December. I seem to think they flowered in February or March. Anyway, I've got fruit on now, so it will be a couple more months.
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Yes Sir

Growing both:}

Here's a couple of pics of the Lemons & Satsuma's

Grandkids coming over around Labor Day Weekend, I'm sure they will help depelete the large crop lol

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What kind of satsumas or those Snooke?
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Count me in. This is my 1.5 year old Meyer lemon. The fruit are just starting to turn a yellowish.
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Here's mine. From that angle the fruit look more round than they are. I'm embarrassed by how yellow the leaves still are. I've been working on the fertilizer and direct light and such since I moved last winter. I don't think my citrus liked being in trash cans in the moving truck.

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Owari I think? lol

It's my oldest tree at approx 7 years. I keep it trimmed to about 6' tall

It's doing very well but the other 8-9 trees I have not so well.

But again last year others did well this one didn't.

Exceptionally large fruit this year....Must have been holding my tounge right or something to get these results lol
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I have several citrus but to stay on topic yes a couple meyer lemon and a fukushu kumquat. My fukushu is about 2 years old and one of my best looking trees. always green, flushing new growth and seems to always be in flower. However the fruit is not all that great Ill give it a couple years to see if they get better if not I probably replace it with something.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #77 (permalink)
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We just have a key lime and a limequat. They both have fruit set right now and they're both still blooming. They're my hubby's pet plants.
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These two little tiny things in the cups in the front are the limequat seedlings. I have no idea what will come of them. The one with the long, slim leaves is in the foreground. I'm not sure if you can see the one with the wide leaves well enough.

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We have had Meyers Improved Lemons in pots for 8 years now (our soil is unsuitable for them) they do great and we get 80+ lemons per plant. Not like little pointy lemons - big round fruit that taste gorgeous. The parent plant was grafted onto unknown rootstock, but the cuttings seem to grow in the same form so I am not sure why the grafting was needed in the first place. Great for Margaritas!!!!
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This spring, I potted a Meyer, a Eureka, and 2 persian limes in front of my house.
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