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Citrus medica

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Robert Darr starts with ...
I found this growing up a gully in the Mary R catchment near Kandanga Qld. The only thing I can find is it look like a Etrog. But this one is smoother. Can you tell me what it maybe? Bush is small not many thorns flowers to fruit at the same time. Smell mildly lemon with a hint of Mandarin. Photo attached.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Yes its a C.medica, maybe not an Etrog, as there are a few types of Citron.
They are usually true from seed.
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DougR says...
I found some of these growing on the old family farm near Kilkivan. The lady next door used to make marmalade from the fruit. They must be very hardy to survive where they are growing and not very appealing to the cows. We always called them citrons. The original tree disappeared decades ago and then recently a small tree appeared near where the original one was and then I found others growing about 500m away out in the paddock under a gum tree. The photo was taken in April.
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DougR says...
I found some of these growing on the old family farm near Kilkivan. The lady next door used to make marmalade from the fruit. They must be very hardy to survive where they are growing and not very appealing to the cows. We always called them citrons. The original tree disappeared decades ago and then recently a small tree appeared near where the original one was and then I found others growing about 500m away out in the paddock under a gum tree. The photo was taken in April.

Hi Doug, can you repost the photo ??
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DougR says...
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jakfruit etiquette says...
There are many types of Citrons, they were popular in the past when people preserved more stuff at home or on the farm. Some Pummelos and Citrons may have come in with Chinese gold miners, or later with Greeks or Italians,
ie Bendigo Temple Pummelo, Balranald Homestead Pummelo, Murray Downs Pummelo.
An old lady from a Broken Hill station told me that she had Pummelos and Citrons on the outback station, that would have been 100 years ago now.
To Robert and DougR, I would say both of these Citrons look quite interesting, and not exactly what I've seen before, see these CitrusPages
http://citruspages.free.fr/citrons.html
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A ripe citron just picked.
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