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Citrus progression

Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:19 pm

This is a Calamondin orange over the last few years....the next step will be a container change late next summer.

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Tom

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:26 pm

A couple of years later...

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:32 pm

The tree in early 2010.

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Post  GeorgeJames on Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:03 pm

Looks great.

Is that seriously a tiny little orange there? I thought fruit usually don't reduce at all. Or does this species generally produce small fruit?

In any case, awesome tree. Love that bark.

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Post  EdMerc on Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:08 pm

You are correct George. Fruit do not reduce. Calamondin actually produce tiny mandarin type oranges no more than an inch in diameter. I have one in the ground I'm growing out for a few years.

Another bonus of this tree is that once it bears fruit, the fruit stay on the tree and keep for almost the entire year. It's a fascinating tree.

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Post  David Brunner on Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:35 am

Wow Tom; that was a courageous chop! I might have chosen a different trunk line, but I applaud your results with citrus species in West Virginia. I struggle with citrus here in coastal California; I can’t imagine the lengths you have to go to to keep them happy in such a cold-winter climate. But then again you have the warm humid summers they love which are only a fleeting fall dream here in San Francisco… So at least you can keep them happy for a few months each year.

Good luck with the Calamondin – BTW since Chinese New Years is coming up you may be interested to know that Calamondins are considered very fortuitous. I think it’s because the fruit is on the tree this time of year and resembles gold coins (but I’m no scholar on the subject.)

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