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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] hardy citrus
  • Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 22:54:33 -0500

Whoops, no, it wasn't trifoliate they made marmalade from, but a a
trifoliate/grapefruit cross, meaning at least at bitter as pure trifoliate
but probably with reduced trifoliate taint. Pure trifoliate doesn't taste
as bad as some of the hybrids. Some of the grapefruit crosses are horrible,
but some are not too bad, that is, when juiced and diluted with water and
Trifoliate fruits can be juiced, the problem being that they are mostly
filled with seeds. If anyone ever finds a non-seedy trifoliate, that would
be worth looking into. The juice is harsh tasting, but okay if treated like
lemon or lime juice. The peel gum will permanently adhere to your juicer,
though I suspect that acetone would remove it, as I hear it will remove the
gum that appears when you make wine from American elderberries. The
trouble with trifoliate crosses to sweet orange is that the bitter gum is
dispersed into the fruit. Some grapefruit and tangerine crosses seemed to
have less of the problem.
As for using the fruit, I heard that some company a few years ago was
drying them, seeds and all, then grinding to produce a flea killing or
repellent powder. Yumm!! (Actually it's the oils that would kill the
fleas, the fruit aren't THAT toxic.)) Donna

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