[NAFEX] Hardy Citrus

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at vsnl.com
Sun Jan 23 02:52:03 EST 2022

Galgal cannot be at all compared with Thomsonville citrangequat.  Galgal is very widely wised in North India.  Its juice is made into Lemon Squash.  Several hundred tons of Galgal fruits are made into a pickle which is one of the most popular pickes eaten in North India.  May be yu get in Indian grocery stores in the US too.  In the villages the juice from Galgal is concentrated and made into a concentrate called CHUKH.  It is used as a souring agent during summers.

Though there is no experimental data, but my observation is that is can ealily toerate upto -5 C.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Indian Fruits
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark Lee 
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  Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 8:43 PM
  Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Hardy Citrus

  What is the minimum temperature that galgal can survive?  
  I recently found Thomasville Citrangequat which can be grown unprotected at -10C (14F) and protected at -15C (5F).  The fruit it produces is very seedy and is similar to a lime.  Here is a link to a page with a good picture of the fruit.
  I haven't grow this personally, but I thought I would give it a try this year.
  -Mark Lee, Seattle z7
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    From: nafex-admin at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-admin at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
    Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 2:07 PM
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    Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Hardy Citrus

    Dear Jamie and VBG,
    Do you know about GALGAL (Citrus pseudolimon) also called hill lemon.
    It is a quite hardy fruit and grows with Delicious apples in India.
    Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: VBGarden at aol.com 
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      Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 6:38 AM
      Subject: [NAFEX] Hardy Citrus

      Hey, Jamie - 

      Our citrus growing is  just an enjoyable fluke - we have key lime and kumquat flourishing in large pots that park outside our garage doors on the concrete where they are warmed by the house and accumulated warmth of sun on concrete during the day. If it's below 20 degrees we try to remember to drag the pots into the garage. We are not always successful, but they carry on regardless.  We haven't ever managed to remember to get a recording thermometer out there but we suspect that the little area runs a good ten degrees above the overall "yard".  No varietal info, they just came back with me from a trip home to Florida a few years ago

      Ralph Denton at Pungo Palms Nursery here in Virginia Beach is really experimenting with hardy citrus and has some lovely full-sized trees in his yard.  They do have a website via one of those free servers - you'd have to do a google search on "pungo palms" and then click through.  I never do, the pop-ups just drive me mad, but both of them are good plant folks and do a lot of experimenting with how far they can push the local growing parameters.  Their specialty, of course, is hardy palms.

      ...expecting almost 1/4" snow in Virginia Beach... (those of you in other climates may not immediately recognize that this constitutes a local emergency situation complete with gripping weather reports every fifteen minutes on the local news)

      mays at paradisenursery.com
      Paradise Nursery - Figs & Fruit Plants 

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