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Yuzu citrus

Postby Las Palmas Norte » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:46 pm

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After checking on my Meyer lemon, I checked out my Yuzu. Got this one a few years back from Greg N over in North Vancouver. He brought in a number of nice citrus thru McKenzie Farms in SC.
Rather seedy and fragrant as expected, but juicy which I didn't expect.
I have a bottle of Jack Daniels that is begging me to find a recipe to go with my fresh Yuzu. :lol:

Stand by for further developments ... Cheers, Barrie.
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Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Laaz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:57 pm

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Wow they are late. Mine were ripe in October.

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Brian in Bremerton » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:04 pm

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Laaz wrote:Wow they are late. Mine were ripe in October.


No kidding. Have you ever looked at the mean average high temperatures in the PNW?

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Laaz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:54 pm

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:lol: Yeah, I can imagine. I spent a month at my uncles place in Santa Clara, CA when I was a kid & froze my ass off in mid July and that's what, a thousand miles south?

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Las Palmas Norte » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:51 am

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JD over ice and ½ squeezed fresh Yuzu ... tasty :D

Cheers, Barrie.
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Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Laaz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:59 am

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You need Sudachi, much tastier! :lol:

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Gord » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:24 pm

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I'm really happy to see that, Barrie! It gives me hope for my Yuzu. Do you protect it at all in the winter?

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Las Palmas Norte » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:10 pm

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Todd ... I think I have Sudachi here somewhere. I'll have to look around.

Gord. I've had this for about 4 years or so left in my unheated coldframe. I planted it last spring and my intention is to use a burlap wrap if a cold snap comes.

Cheers, Barrie.

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby jim » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:18 am

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Gord, my Yuzu on Flying Dragon rootstock has been in the ground 7 years without any protection. In December 2009 it withstood 120 consecutive hours below freezing which included four nightime lows near or at 10F with only small twig dieback. They are quite hardy, when dormant, which is what the trifoliate rootstock imparts. Unfortunately, mine has never bloomed- possibly due to cold damage.

My Sudachi has fruited, ripening in late November,and is not too bad of a sour citrus. While supposedly the Sudachi is as hardy, or even hardier than the Yuzu,It has been protected because it is, unfortunately, on a citrange rootstock, which leaves it more susceptible to Sudden Artic Death Syndrome (SADS). This spring I plan to attempt grafting it onto some Flying Dragon rootstock, something I've never tried before. I do have a few rooted Sudachi cuttings I've taken as backup, a couple of those may be surplus, come spring.

Re: Yuzu citrus

Postby Gord » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:17 am

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SADS! I love it!

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