Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 598, Replies: 28 » Jump to the end
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 20, 2015 9:49 AM CST
I need some help from those 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.

Thumb of 2015-09-20/drdawg/db7e0a Thumb of 2015-09-20/drdawg/217b22

drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Whatever kind of citrus, it sounds wonderful!

Could it be Kaffir Lime? Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix)
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 2:33 PM CST
It has been nine days since those two pictures were taken and I am about to go out and update. Perhaps the updated pictures will be helpful. Most of those flowers have now produced little nubbin-fruit. If they don't fall off (as they all did last winter) perhaps I will have fruit again by spring. Does the fact that this plant seems to be in constant flowering/fruit production spur any memories as to what it may be? I know it flowered in the winter months, again in early summer, and then again in late summer.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Hmm... there is a cold hardy citrus called Flying Dragon, poncirus trifoliata. Don't know much about it. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Here's some good info that might be helpful. http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/poncirustrifoliata/poncir... it says that the tree will flower throught the seasons. From looking at the photos, the fruit does appear a bit wrinkled.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 3:55 PM CST
I don't think that's the one. The leaves, flowers, and growing form looks different. Here is today's pictures and a few pictures taken 1-2 weeks ago. The fruit (there's only three Sticking tongue out ) are still wrinkly and somewhat nobby/dimply, and one fruit is now starting to get some yellow. These three fruit are palm-size. There's also a picture of a just-forming-fruit from one of those flowers.


Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/cdc057 Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/f8109b Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/420f76 9-20


Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/cecf3a Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/e405ce Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/9784e0


Thumb of 2015-09-29/drdawg/65c6c4

drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Sep 29, 2015 4:27 PM CST
Ken, Have you scratched and smelled the fruit? My limes have a wonderful smell... lemons not nearly as strong smelling but you can certainly tell the difference. The limes do turn yellow when ripe.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Those are unusual citrus fruits with the ribbing. Very well could be some kind of hybrid. The site I have posted above has much info about different varieties - here it is again, http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/citrusvarieties/uncommon3...

Although not very active, you may try to stir this guy up, I've talked to him in the past about citrus but it's been years.
http://garden.org/users/profile/TheCitrusGuy/

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 4:36 PM CST
I did, and forgot to mention that it is getting more lemony. Two weeks ago, scratching the peel produced a noticeable lime fragrance.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Here's a link to his blog http://thecitrusguy.blogspot.com/2010/03/calamondin.html

Guess I could have added @TheCitrusGuy
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Sep 29, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Here's what Wiki says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_subg._Papeda
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 4:44 PM CST
I have sent him a T-Mail. We'll see.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Could be, Carol. I do hope the fruit is at least edible though.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Darren Sheriff
North Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Image
TheCitrusGuy
Sep 29, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Hello Ken,
I got your message.
They are still young, But I am pretty sure it is Citrus medica or Citron.
That is the fruit that they candy for Fruit Cake and such.
Can also be made into Lemoncello.
The purplish tint to the flowers and faint ribbing is why I think it is that.
You can see more info here: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/citron.html
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 29, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Definitely does look right. The leaf shape matches too.

Very nice citrus plant, Ken. Thumbs up

Here's another picture http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/en/seeds-back-stock-graines/ci...
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 29, 2015 7:44 PM CST
It looks like I may be getting rid of all my plants. I can't think of a single use, at least a use that I can do something with. Thanks, Darren.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
Image
ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 30, 2015 4:31 PM CST
graft over them don't pitch them
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Sep 30, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Citrus is not my thing. Just don't have room for "trees". It was a gift seedling and I grew it just to see what it would do.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Sep 30, 2015 5:02 PM CST
I'd take it off your hands, if I could but citrus doesn't ship to Tx. Sad It has medicinal properties so I'm guessing you can easily find someone who would like to buy/trade from you.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Darren Sheriff
North Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Image
TheCitrusGuy
Sep 30, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Hey Ken,
How big are the plants?
If they are Etrog Citron, they are also used in Jewish Ceremonies.
Depending on the cost of shipping, I may be able to take them off your hands.
Darren

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Vegetables and Fruit forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"