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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 20, 2015 9:47 AM CST
OK, you Floridians with knowledge of citrus. What is this fruit? When I lightly scrape the leaves, they have an orange fragrance. When I lightly scrape the fruit, the fragrance is of lime. The fruits are "wrinkled" and are already larger than the limes I purchase at the grocery store. They are approximately 4"x3".

This is a vigorous growing plant and is about 6' tall. I have already had to trim (twice) at least 2' off the branches and 3' off the central, upright stems. I got this as a 6", NOID seedling two summers ago. There are numerous blooms on the plant.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 20, 2015 9:18 PM CST
How about a picture of the flower, Ken and the leaves. And how big are the fruit?

The shape looks like a lemon. It's weird that the skin doesn't have the usual texture, too.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2015 5:53 AM CST
As I said, the fruit measure approximately 3"W x 4"L. I can't tell you whether the fruit is still growing larger or not. It is raining now, so it may be this afternoon before I can get a picture of the flowers/leaves
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Here you go, leaves and flowers.

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 21, 2015 1:53 PM CST
How interesting, I've never seen fruit like that. Not positive but I think it is usually lemons that flower all year and if you have flowers now you might have a Ponderosa Lemon. That is the only one I can think of that has such large fruit.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2015 2:29 PM CST
I guess I won't know until I pick a fruit. A least I will know what the (inside) fruit looks and tastes like. Heck, I might not know even then what it actually is.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 2, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Maybe a variety of Citrus x Limon?
Lemon (Citrus x limon)

The bloom reminds me of 'Improved Meyer' and the fruit reminds me of 'Ponderosa' http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Citrus+Limon&butt...
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Nov 19, 2015 12:54 PM CST
That tree is Corsican citron. I am going to leave it outside and will lose it this winter. I can't use the fruit and besides, it is too large to move into a greenhouse. It would take up too much space. I also have 6-8 seedlings and those will perish as well.
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