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Re: weather/citrus


Satsuma is a mandarin, right, Noreen? A bit bigger than the commercial standard, the Dancy tangerine, as I recall. And if it's the one I'm thinking of, it's a great fruit.

On Friday, January 9, 2004, at 09:32 AM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

I missed a digest somewhere, seem to have that problem a lot...but got your
message from Jim's great reply.
I'm no authority on citrus.....from experience, mine have fruit and blooms at
the same time. Some are repeat producers, such as the limequat. While
others seem to produce only once. Others are young and have yet to produce, such
as the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit. Florida has different varieties of citrus
than Texas for the most part.....for our soils, climate, etc. The best for
this area (upper Tx. Gulf Coast) is the Satsuma, it is also my favorite in taste.


Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 1/8/2004 7:58:52 PM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
Noreen - you mention citrus.
I have a really stupid question to ask you and Jim and anyone else who
might know.
I think I read that some citrus trees crop more than once a year. Do
oranges set fruit more than once a year? If so, do they have blossoms
at
the very same time that they have a big beautiful orange ready for
picking?

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