[NAFEX] hardy citrus
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Apr 29 20:09:21 EDT 2002
At 04:41 PM 04/29/2002 -0400, Chris wrote:
>Does anyone know if "Flying Dragon" is a variety of Poncirus trifoliata or
>is it a variety of something else?
>How bitter/ tart are the fruits? Can you make anything half pleasant out
>of the fruits? Marmalade?
>I am not sure, but Edible Landscaping used to sell complex hybrids of
>Poncirus and Citrus, that were [supposedly] less cold hardy, but more edible.
Check out Phil Sauber's Hardy Citrus page, linked below. He has a feature
story on an edible Flying Dragon citrange, selected by one of my
cyberfriends, Mr. Bonnie Childers.
There's species-type P.trifoliata on the campus of the community college,
across the street from my office, that I collect fruit/seeds from from time
to time. The fruits are quite fragrant, but mostly seed, with very little
pulp - and what pulp is there is quite tart.
Seems like I recall Donna Hudson writing a post on making marmalade out of
them, and that it was quite well-received by transplanted Brits as the
closest thing to the marmalades they had grown up with in the UK.
USDA Zone 6
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