Fw: [nafex] Clementines or Key Lime

Helga and Bert Dunn helbert at idirect.com
Fri Dec 7 16:45:45 EST 2001


Hi Tom
We also buy clemintimes by the wood box, however,
if some varieties of citrus don't grow here for you, read on.. Consider Key
Lime- of course they must be carted indoors from mid Sept to start of May.
As a reward for this work last week Helga made a Key Lime pie from limes we
picked in our kitchen. Clementines may not work- try several citruses.
Cheers         Bert

Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b
www.hardygrapes.tottenham.on.ca

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----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 4:29 PM

 OK, I can be patient...   Will pips from a clementine grow
> into anything indoors in a pot?  You find a rare seed or two
> in a fruit.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
> Kathleen Meigs wrote:
>
> >  Hi there from out West--
> >
> > I hope this is of interest:
> >
> > We grow lots of citrus including "tangerines" out here in
> > southern and
> > central California. Clementine is one variety of
> > tangerigne or mandarin
> > orange. We prefer satsuma mandarin as sweeter, juicer,
> > easier to peel.
> > Seedless tangerines (of which there are several varieties,
> > including Pixie,
> > are the best for gulping down).
> >
> > I have stared two (small) owari satsumi in outdoor pots.
> > One has set two
> > fruits which ought to be ripe in a few weeks (the fruit
> > ripens in December,
> > so are great around Christmas). Hae wrapped the pots, on
> > the south wall,
> > with "agribon". Tangerines are grown comercially in Ojai,
> > Fillmore (Ventura
> > County) and the Central Valley in California.
> >
> > I had a tree with so many satsumas at my apartment in
> > Santa Barbara that I
> > regularly squeezed them for their delicious nectar! The
> > peels are good in
> > Chinese cooking. Up here where I am now it is iffy since
> > the temp sometimes
> > get as low as 8 degrees. But usually not below 20.
> > Tangerines are the most
> > cold hardy citrus (I think after kumquats, also in
> > abundance in California,
> > tasty but not delectable like tangerines). Meyer "Lemon"
> > is said to be
> > fairly cold hardy (ie can freeze a bit) too. Then navel
> > oranges. Limes are
> > the least cold hardy citrus.
> >
> > Richard Ableman's nice book "On Good Land" talks about his
> > trying to grow
> > Clementine mandarins (I think they are grown mostly in
> > North Africa) at his
> > community garden in Goleta, Calif.
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> 10:03 AM

> >
> >
> > > If you like Clementines, you will love Owari Satsumas.
> > > They are our favorite citrus.
> > > They are the ones you get in cans from Japan.
> > > Loose peel. segments free easily and delicious when
> > ripe.
> > > Sam
> > > At 08:04 AM 12/7/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >Hello,
> > > >
> > > >Will never be able to grow clementines here in Ontario,
> > but does anyone
> > > >have experience with them?
> > > >
> > > >We must eat 5 pounds of clementines a week this time of
> > year and just
> > > >curious what I can learn from fellow NAFEX'rs about
> > them.
> > > >
> > > >The wooden crates they come in are handy too.  Lined
> > with plastic they
> > are
> > > >good seed flats.
> > > >
> > > >If you have not tried clementines you are really
> > missing a treat.
>


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