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Re: Chilly


?Lychee?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 16, 2006, at 8:30 AM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

> Jim, a new Chinese Buffet Restaurant in town serves a fruit that  
> looks like
> a kumquat except that the fruit is an off white.  It has a very  
> unusual
> flavor (which I happen to love, especially with vanilla pudding and  
> graham
> cracker crust!)  However, most of the folks in the restaurant don't  
> speak
> English very well, and I can't find out what the fruit is.  Would  
> you have
> any idea?
>
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]  
> On Behalf
> Of james singer
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:05 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chilly
>
> Two kumquat trees here, Chris. Both were originally purchased as
> pre-decorated Christmas trees--they're loaded with bright orange fruit
> December through March--then later planted out. There are two main
> varieties, Nagami and Meiwa. Nagami fruits are football shaped and  
> great
> eaten out of hand, skin and all. Both of our trees are Nagami.
> Meiwa fruits are round, sour beyond belief, and good only when  
> candied or
> made into marmalade. Asian grocery stores usually have candied  
> kumquats in
> bulk; they may be either variety, depending on the source.
>
> On Feb 15, 2006, at 10:46 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
>
>>> Well, we're heading into the deep freeze again, worse for those of
>>> you to the north of me. Heard that the hurricane prediction folks  
>>> are
>>> saying that if we thought 2005 was bad, wait until the 2006 season
>>> starts. Wonder whether "el nina" bodes wet or dry for the midwest...
>>> By the way, the lemon seeds arrived yesterday, Jim, and in good
>>> condition. Will wait until I get back from the west coast (a week
>>> from Sunday) to plant them.
>>
>> Sounds like I need to rearrange the plastic sheeting on the makeshift
>> coldframes tomorrow.  Whee!
>>
>> Speaking of lemon seeds, anyone here grow kumquats?  I've been
>> munching on a bunch that I bought at the grocery store and love them.
>>
>> Chris
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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