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Old 01-16-2012, 09:32 PM
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LightbulbLet's talk citrus!


I wanted to start a thread specifically on citrus. I love all kinds and although I haven't tasted all of them I am hoping to grow my citrus garden and learn tons along the way.

This is what I have so far.

Meyer Lemon Tree
Tangerine Tree
Nagami Kumquat Tree
Navel Orange

I do live in New England so I'm hesitant to try some of the more delicate varieties, but I am open to trying some more orange types, lemons, and kumquat varieties.

Please share what you are growing with commentary or pictures.

So get ready to talk Citrus!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:56 PM
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TalkingWell I'm no expert but...


I've grown them from seed for fun. I love Kumquat and orange trees.


Speaking of orange trees...I have a special one. It's special because it's been made into a little dwarf Calamondin bonsai orange tree that has been grafted onto a dwarf rootstock! How totally cool is that?!


I just got it and here it is...





Some of the fruits are already ripe and ready to eat...





Maybe I'll try one tonight when I get back. I'll let you know how they taste...


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Old 01-16-2012, 09:58 PM
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I wonder if the seeds in your fruit are fertile? That would be cool
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:59 PM
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I have my eye on a Koushu? Kumquat or maybe mandarin type variety. I"ll have to see when I get to Logees.
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My mother-in-law has one of those. I tasted the fruit and thought it was awful. That migh have just been her plant, maybe it was an ornamental or something.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:00 PM
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You actually go to Logees? Like as in this logees?
http://www.logees.com/

I just got jealous
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:06 PM
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Yes I do. It's about 30 mins from me. Great place to wander around. They have four times the variety there than what you see online.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:07 PM
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You are my new friend

That would be awesome to go there.

And they have a large assortment of plants online to begin with! they must be HUGE!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:08 PM
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tbaleno, what tasted aweful .. the kumquat? ya they taste sorta strong, but I donno. never had one. There are dif ones that taste different, who knows.

I hope to be tasting one in a couple weeks.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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They have two huge greenhouses and two smaller ones branching off. Most of the big greenhouse is flowers and plants with other things mixed in the middle. They do pack it in pretty good there. Walking around the isles you do bump into branches and stuff.

Also, they get new stuff all the time depending on the season and they have specials too.

I almost bought a papaya plant the other day, but decided against it as it might still be too cold in my house for it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:12 PM
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Sounds like my type of place

The only bad thing is if I lived that close to them I would run out of room in a matter of days

How many greenhouses would I need.....
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 PM
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I'm lucky I have a small room to place these things in. They are all small now, but I'm sure that by next fall they will have doubled or more in size. I'll probably only get a couple more citrus and leave it at that for now.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:15 PM
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I like sticking with smaller plants also. I don't have any citrus right now though. I tried Key limes from seed a year or two ago but they never really did much for me. They would sprout then die off. Maybe because I got the seeds out of key limes from Walmart?
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:16 PM
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ya that could be it.
Try a small plant (FROM LOGEES) lol
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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The dwarf orange tasted bad.

Humm. I think Logees must be about an 45 minutes to an hour from me. I would just take 190 to 290 to 395 or something right?
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