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Old 01-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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Red faceHaven't made it to the nursery yet!


Ok I'll cut one of the fruits open and take a shot of the inside and let you know what it's like. Sometimes fruits can taste more sour in winter but better tasting and sweeter in the summer months.


They sure look appetizing. It says on the card that came with my tree...


"Calamondin: The flesh is orange, juicy and acidic, with a fine lime-orange flavor. It is usually grouped with the limes. The tree, which is often trained as a bonsai, will bloom year-round; filling the air with the aroma of citrus blossom. Flower and fruit often appear at the same time."


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Old 01-16-2012, 10:35 PM
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They look like a cool place. What do they do in winter? Are all the plants in a green house? Do they put more stuff outside in the summer?
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:35 PM
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Thumbs upOh and Jordan....


I'll check out the seeds and see if they're viable. I've sent kumquat seedlings in the past, to garden pals in the US and they survived!


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Old 01-16-2012, 10:38 PM
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Where are you again leominster?
Yup its easy to find in danielson with a map.
They are open 7 days a week.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM
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Everything is inside right now, but its a big place. Not sure about in the summer.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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Yup. Leominster.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:00 PM
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ooh.. they have these Australian Beach Cherry (Eugenia reinwardtiana).
I'm looking at their edible plants and I think I'm going to need a big fat wallet.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:30 PM
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Thumbs upHey, they're pretty good!





They're tart but in a nice way. I liked how juicy it was too. There was only one seed inside but it's already sown in soil. We'll see when it comes up but likely within 10 days since I sowed it fresh from the fruit. Maybe even sooner...


I really enjoy sprouting citrus seeds!


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Old 01-17-2012, 07:15 AM
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Nice.
I ended up pruning my meyer lemon bush as some branches were growing into others or running parallel. Has better shape now and better air circulation. I hope it helps. Also starting to see a hint of purple on my largest buds!
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:48 AM
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Thumbs upSmart thinking, Tom!


It's good to prune citrus trees when the growth is deformed or mis-shaped. Your tree will be just fine.


I sowed another orange seed tonight, in a potted plant that I'm sending to a friend in Texas! This way the seed will stay moist during the trip and the germination process can take place.


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Old 01-23-2012, 01:22 PM
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I think the plant is doing rather well. The new buds are all getting big.
Also, my temple orange flower has fully opened. I may post a pic tonight.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:30 PM
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I love oranges, and citrus, only they have it in for me, slowly causes my throat to swell slightly, makes me congested. So while I long to try to grow these from seed, I better not put temptation in front of me.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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Cool


Does anyone have a fruit cocktail tree? I bought one a few years ago but it did not live through the summer. I may try agian.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:28 PM
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Thumbs upThis thread needs more pictures!!!


Shame about the cocktail tree. Does that ever sound cool! If you get another one, please show a picture.


If you guys don't show some shots soon, I'll have to show my orange tree again.


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Old 01-23-2012, 06:41 PM
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I do not have any citrus trees right now so there are no pictures to show.
But, I did get a Christmas gift of fruit from Harry & David and one of the fruits of the month was Honey Bell Oranges. Most of the oranges did not have any seeds at all - except for one orange that was loaded with seeds. Do you think that I may be able to grow an orange tree from these seeds?
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