I went to the hardy citrus expo in Wilmington, NC yesterday and was FORCED to buy a Flying Dragon Orange, Tea camellia and a Citrangequat 'Thomasville'.
All are hardy here and are plants that I have been wanting for a while.
That Flying Dragon is really good for grafting. You get about 30-40 seeds in each of those tiny fruits. They are completely inedible and leave a nasty oil on your hands if the juice touches you. Other than that, it is one gorgeous looking plant.
I love learning about all the different citrus that are hardy and edible.
AZgrammie, I got a flying dragon (Poncirus trifoliata). I'm not planning on grafting anything to it or trying to eat the fruit; I just love the look of the plant.
One question. Should I go ahead and plant my Citrangequat 'Thomasville' now, or wait until the spring?
If you are on Trifoliate rootstock, it tends to go dormant during the winter which gives you very little root growth advantage. If you are on sour orange rootstock, the roots should continue growing during the winter.
The younger they are, the more sensitive they are to cold. So if you want to give them one season of growth to prepare them for winter, I would keep them in pots and bring them in if it gets in the 20s.
AZGrammie - I know! I looked at the label and went "huh??" Here's the parentage: Oval kumquat (Citrus × insitorum Mabb) x Willits citrange ( Fortunella margarita).
jujubetexas - I'm pretty sure it's on trifoliate rootstock. Thanks for the info. I won't plant it in the ground until the spring and when I bring it in, it will be into the heated sunroom.
Good to have this info. Thanks! The learning curve continues...