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Dekopon in Australia?

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Hi,
Does somebody knows where to buy a dekopon in Australia?
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Xiem says...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekopon
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Olga says...
Tnx Xiem, but I am looking for a dekopon tree.
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Xiem says...
Sorry Olga I realise you are looking for a tree - I just thought it would help your search if there was an explanation of what a dekopon is. I had never heard of one before.
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Olga says...
I see your point , Xiem, but dekopon was introduced to California and Brazil and I was interested if somebody brought it to Australia.
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pacific fresh says...
you will be able to buy dekopon in australia from late june /july
my company pacific fresh is the only one to have them in australia
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shirlza says...
I know Pacific Fresh but would like to buy a tree for personal use. Where can I find one?
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krzystoff says...
@shirlza -- clearly there are lots of 'fruits' on this forum...

did you find a source for Dekopon/Sumo (Shiranuhi mandarin Suppl. J.) fruit trees in Australia ??

I guess you could import seeds from an online supplier, but that's not ideal.
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mez says...
On the weekend I think I bought a dekopon fruit in sydney (labelled as a kon). The most delicious citrus fruit I have ever had (the look of it was very interesting and put me off a bit). But will definately be buying more when I go back.

Good luck sourcing a tree and growing fruit in australia, looks like the conditions to grow it are difficult but the payoff is fantastic.

thank you very much pacific fruit ;) hope it will be a permanent addition to the fruit markets from now on when peoples awareness of it increases.
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Steven says...
Mez, where did you buy the DEKOPON? The seed is nucellar and I'm v. keen to buy one .
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mez says...
Well that's what i'm unsure about... this 'kon' looks like the pictures of a dekopon but it's also advertised as being seedless.

Which makes me wonder how did it come about in the first place? I bought this kon from norton street grocers.

Perhaps it isn't even the same breed but everything described about it seems very similar.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Seedless mandarins varieties are common, most of the modern varieties of the last 20 years+/- are hybrids of two other older mandarin types. Many are only seedless when not grown near other Citrus that can pollinate .I cant think of any variety that looks like Decopon, with the large knob on top.
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steve says...
Anyone interested in buying dekopon seed ? There is one per fruit ,so far as I can tell. I'm selling at $2 a seed as I needed to buy them myself at that price.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Steve can you post a photo of the fruit you are buying ?
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steve says...
Bought a lot of SUMO mandarin but to my chagrin I've only collected one seed from 3 fruit eaten . I've threatened my kids that if they swallow a seed they'll need to sort through what emerges from their other end.
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mirandagirly says...
Over the last fews days I have purchased this fruit from a fruit shop in North Sydney (Greenwood Plaza) and another in Ashfield Mall.

I haven't yet found a single seed. The first time I saw this fruit was last year in another fruit shop in Chatswood Chase but I don't know if they have them again this year.

Jakfruit etiquette ... there is a photo of them on Wikipedia if you want to have a look.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Yes thanks mg,I knew that Dekopon was in Japan, just wanted to make sure that what steve was buying as Sumo was it for sure. Seems like it is avail here. The only thing that it might look a bit like is a big minneola tangelo on a good day.
So how did you rate it for taste?
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fran says...
After having eaten 14 dekopons at $2 each I found one solitary ,perfectly formed seed. I'm now gingerly trying to germinate the precious seed.
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Michael says...
Sumo brand, grown in NSW Riverina, available at Woolworths in Victoria for around $4.00 per kg. Haven't found any seeds in my fruit so far!
Found some seeds for sale on Ebay (search for Dekopon) from Singapore. Not sure if they would be allowed through Australian Customs though!
Reading a forum in the US, it seems that under licence agreements, growers are not allowed to on-sell root stock.
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kate says...
Hoping someone could help me, I've been looking for the 3 weeks and I don't seem to be able to find anymore Sumo mandarins anywhere. Does anyone know where in Melbourne I might be able to get them? Must have them!!!!
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Woolworths is supposed to be stocking them. You could call the woolies produce dept head office and ask which stores have them, or contact Pacific Fresh in Leeton, see if they are still shipping them.Just google for their homepage, and get the contact details. The Sumo is new in Oz, may have a short season.
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krzystoff says...
you can import the seeds, but our fascist quarantine nonsense will cost you $125-150 per shipment, plus you have to agree to the seeds being fumigated or cooked (not sure if this is a problem for the seeds).

http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_casecontent.asp?intNodeId=8867801&intCommodityId=3321&Types=none&WhichQuery=Go+to+full+text&intSearch=1&LogSessionID=0

there are alternative ways to bring such things into the country without going through quarantine -- your imagination and your fear are the only limits!
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Nick says...
I think they treat some seeds with phosphine gas O.o
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Johnny says...
to my knowledge Pacific Fresh in Leeton hold plant breeders rights (PBR) - no doubt the tree would attract a premium price - would like to know are Pacific Fresh releasing it (trees or seed) to "others" and if so at
what price and what "ongoing" rights are attached to it - I know someone who would love to buy 200 to 300 trees “if the price is right”
Thankyou
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Johnny says...
Dear Steve

You said your selling the seed @ $2 a seed - can you confirm its the Summo citrus and additionally where are you buting your seed from - would love to know as keen to purchase seed or plants

thankyou
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steve says...
Sad to say I thought I'd find a lot of seed in a case of Sumo . But there was just one and it was a little puny. So have nothing to sell . The mandarins were really good ,though.
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Michael says...
Our local Woolworths store now says that because there is only 1 Australian supplier, they only get Sumos in every 3 years. They currently stock a Tangelo Mandarin which looks like a Sumo, but is smaller and doesn't taste like one!
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gerry says...
give pacificfresh a call on your enquiry ask for frank 02 69557117
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Johnny says...
Thanks Gerry will do so
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lentildude says...
Dekopon, is a cross between mandarine and grapefruit, a tangelo??? I bought a tangelo that looks like the dekopons I have bought and ate in Japan. I think its the same.. just buy tangelos..
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John says...
Not so . Tastes are far apart. .Dekopon is a straight out mandarin Tangelo is the cross.
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lentildude says...
John you are right, just confirmed with my Japanese friend. Yes totally different, I take that last comment back. I bought a tangelo today and it was sour and my friend said totally different - apart from the navel bump in common.
I would really be keen to get a Dekopon tree or seeds in oz. Please let me know next time the fruit appears in a Sydney fruit shop, will definately make the trip.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Dekopon is (satsuma mandarin X orange)then crossed with another satsuma. Minneola is mandarin X grapefruit.
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krzystoff says...
seems like this is a very simple thing to achieve if you have a green thumb:

http://www.gardenguides.com/88475-can-crossbreed-two-different-fruit-plants.html

anyone with a large yard / greenhouse could grow some of these hybrid (sterile) fruiting trees, with a little effort.
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lentildude says...
Ill give it a try but problem is the different flowering times.
Can you stoe citrus pollen in a bag in the fridge?

Anyone found dekopon fruit in Sydney fruit shops? Be quicker to get the seed.
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Sumo lover says...
I bought some on the weekend from Tullys Fruit Market on cnr Moorooduc Highway & Wooralla Drive Mt Eliza...absolutely delicious!

Sumo convert
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monie74 says...
they are being grown in Leeton or Griffith, one of our clients bought us a big box in to work. they are delicious!
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The Crab Shack says...
If anyone out there has trees or seeds to sell please email on atbarnesat2@gmail.com. Would appreciate very much. Tracy
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lenn says...
I bought a case of dekopon in order to obtain seeds . After very careful chewing I found 2 seeds ; one has now formed a 200mm plant.
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peter 1000 says...
hi lenn
could you describe the fruit and score
it out of 10 for taste.
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lenn says...
It rightly has been described as the best tasting mandarin. It is sweet ,juicy very large and almost no white "partitions" between segments. It's also patented.
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peter 1000 says...
did those mandarines have a large
lump on the stem end?
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lenn says...
Yes, it did. The fruit is sometimes sold as Summo; hence the lump.
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lentildude says...
guys, anybody with a dekopan seed to sell/swap? Really keep to get the real dekopan (or by name Sumo) started this year. Am in the lower bluemountains Sydney.
http://www.foodlibrarian.com/2011/02/sumo-citrus-dekopon-has-finally-arrived.html
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Saugus says...
You can do what I did,,,go to Flemington markets an
D buy a case of Sumo for around 30 dollars Eat case ab
Nd chances are there will be 2 seeds. Plant seed . My seedling is now two years old.
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John Mc says...
Has the Sumo/Dekopon been seen in any retail outlets yet, for this season?

Going to follow in Saugus' footsteps, and hopefully get a seed or two.

Can't spare a bud or two, can you Saugus? happy to help with your initial costs.
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peter 1000 says...
Hi John
the sumo mandarin is going to be sold
at woolworths stores on your side of the country from about late august onwards.
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Brain says...
anyone north of NSW (i.e. Qld) have seen such said sumo mandarin? I'm now curious as to what it taste and look like.
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John Mc says...
Thanks Peter, are you chasing up any more Cherimoya seeds?
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peter 1000 says...
not at this stage, i have 20 or so
seedlings, mostly from the seeds you sent a while back that im going to
graft onto this season.

something that i am looking for at the moment if you ever come accross any
is the violette de bordeaux fig.
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John Mc says...
Sumo's arrived today. Bought the maximum amount you can get from Woolies online (36) found three seeds already in first three fruit.
They'll be potted up first thing in the morning. What to do for the next 8 years?
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Brain says...
John Mc, you are a very smart man but sadly for slower ones (i.e. myself), Woolies is now out of stock! NOOOOOOO!
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starling says...
Xiem,

I have tried searching for dekopon trees and have not come up with much. Basically, you can buy the fruit, but not the trees (I cannot even find the trees for sale in the US, or China).

Update: these trees are not for sale on ebay japan (which doesnt surprise me, not a whoooole lot of gardening done in japan).

The are not for sale on the brazilian ebay equivalent site.



Sorry I couldn't be of more help
S
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ivepeters says...
John
what is your opinion on the taste?

Brain
what part of the city are you in ?
So I know to try somewhere else.
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Brain says...
I'm in the south side of Brisbane, I tried the same trick, by buying 36 Sumo on Woolies on line and as soon as I add them to cart and sign in, the web site say they are out of stock.

I haven't seen them in any woolies stores either. :(
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starling says...
Brain,

I just spoke to a seller who says they will be available in nurseries by 2015. So I guess it might bet better just to wait, there will probably be grafted varieties. I can confirm that these trees are not aviailable for purchase in the US or anywhere else, something to do with patent. Only the fruit is available.

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Brain says...
Hi Starling, thanks very much for finding out the info for everyone. I guess we have no choice but to be a little bit patient and wait till 2015. In the mean time, I think I would still like to have a taste on the elusive sumo mandarin. Once again, greatly appreciate your update.
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starling says...
No problem brain, I'll generally take any opportunity to delay my Uni responsibilities, haha. Let me know if there's something else you're chasing, I'll see what I can dig up.

cheers
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John Mc says...
Brain, I'm happy to grant your wish, I can send you a couple, I know what it's like when something is out of reach.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
In Australia this variety has been privately imported and grown, so you are unlikely to find trees right now in nurseries. Gardening is popular in Japan, nearly every home has a small neat garden, nearly all vacant land right into Tokyo grows vegetables. Sumo is a made up name in the west, I think Dekopon is even a trademark for these large seedless mandarins. The variety was originally named Shiranui, a cross of Kiyomi tangor X ponkan mandarin.If you try searching on google jp you will get more results, but in Japanese. Sayonara.
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starling says...
Jakfruit,

Yes, shiranui. I did search for this on ebay JP using chrome translate and babylon, but could only find dried fruit or flavoured confectionery, no trees. It is grown in CF but I could not source any trees of shirinui under that name or the Anglicised "Sumo".

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yry says...
There was an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about "new fruits" a few days ago. Sumo was mentioned and a single grower has the rights in OZ. The article went on to say that one of the major supermarkets will stock it this season.
As well it talked about a new apple that would not discolour when cut---- a boon to mankind ,would you say?
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John Mc says...
Yes that single grower is Pacific Fresh in Leeton NSW and the one major retailer is Woolworths.
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yry says...
Anyone in Leeton who has a torch light and a pair of secateurs?
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John Mc says...
I Thought about going there for a holiday.
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lentildude says...
I ordered from Woolies last night, ordered 7 pieces at $1.40 ea. Just arrived.
The first one I cut had 3 seeds in it!
Now just eating a piece of this Sumo as I type this, the taste is wiered, kind of like drinking cheap No frills Orange Drink (not juice). Has that cordial orange tang about it.
Popped these seeds in the fridge, will wait till next month before planting out..

now I need Yuzu seeds.. thats another story..
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Chris says...
With all the hoopla on the radio and in print about it, I decided to go and try these for myself.
At about 350-400g each, not too many per kilo.
I've tasted many citrus, but can't say this is the greatest tasting mandarin, even in the small sample I've tried.
It has a lingering mandarin-orange taste that is not dissimilar to Tang (yuk!)orange drink in flavour.
It peels easily and segments easily, and has little rag. I haven't found any seeds so far. They aren't that juicy nor exceptionally sweet say compared to a fully tree ripened Honey Murcott.
For my palate, the fruit lacks the acidity, which you would expect given the satsuma parentage.

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lentildude says...
agree, they look more interesting than they taste.. kids might like eating them if you can peel away the very thick pith..

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JakfruitEttiquette says...
Dekopon is popular in Japan, but they give a lot of attention to detail in fruit production, only harvest at certain
brix(sugar)levels. That would control the flavor elements of the eaten fruit.
I tried it out of season in Japan, and thought thats nice, but not exceptional?
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Brain says...
I kept trying the woolies online site and it kept saying no stock. I'm inclined to believe it's because I'm in QLD and they dont' have it here nor willing to ship it. Hopefully, I will get to sample the Dekopon today, thanks to John Mc's enterprise thinking!

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Boris Spasky says...
That unusual flavour overtones some describe comes from the Ponkan mandarin (50% Sumo parentage). If ever you have opened canned mandarins from an Asian grocery store this is what they are.
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yry says...
Someone must like them (eg me) as otherwise the retailers could not command the premium price.
Boris,you seem to be scarily knowledgeable about citrus . How come?
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Boris Spasky says...
The retailers can command the price because the supply available domestically is very limited. Still a bit of a novelty factor.
But the main factor for the high price is that the bulk are exported to Japan, where a couple of years ago the large fruit were fetching near $20 EACH!
Woolies is selling a lot of variable smaller fruit that won't sell in Japan.
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John Mc says...
So they didn't arrive Brain? Damn it, looks like they are going to sit in the PO all weekend.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
The Dekopon I saw in Japan were about 100 yen each ( = $1).Some speciality Citrus were $2 each. Overall fruit and vegetables are fairly cheap, ie about $1 for a cucumber,or bunch of spring onions, daikon radish, etc etc, or $1 or $2 per punnet of various mushrooms etc.So cost less than Australia.
Most supermarkets have a very small section for gift fruit, ie "perfect" apples, nashi, box bunch of grapes or cherries, melon etc. These are $10 to $20 each, but really given as gifts.
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Brain says...
John, yes, I did get them on Friday, thank you so much. (I've been away from the computer all w/e and will send you a separate email when I can locate your email address at home.)

Taste wise, the first one was disappointing, it was rather sour and a bit acidic. You can certainly taste the 'satsuma' lineage. It actually tasted and looked like my okitsu wase, except sumo is bigger of course.

The second one was rather good, sweet but not too over the top. I think it adds weight that they must be picked at the right time.

For my personal taste, I think a good imperial is better tasting than the sumo. It's hard to describe but the satsumas has a distinct taste and I'm not accustomed to it.

I've also found one tiny seed - i.e. 1/3 the size of your average lemon seeds, anyone else can shed light on seed size?
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John Mc says...
That's a relief Brain, glad you got them before the w/e because I don't think they were all that fresh to start with. If your seed is bulbous it should be viable, I'd get it planted without fail. Sumo's are in all Woolworths stores around me atm, $3.98 per Kilo. The Mrs bought a couple of kilo's yesterday, they appear to be fresher and I found 3 seeds in one fruit.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
Small Citrus seed could be variant types. In polyembryonic(seed true to type)Citrus vars, small seed may be occasional monoembryonic(variable)seed embryos. In triploid or tetraploid varieties, small seed could be a diploid or even haploid seed. Human sperm and egg are both genetically haploid, human beings are diploid. Citrus plants are commonly dipolid,some varieties are triploid(usually seedless), some tetraploid. Haploid plants are possible.
Off type Citrus usually look like a reshuffle of the parent vars characters, if cross pollination hasn't happened.
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yry says...
I've read that in a fruit that has been in cultivation for a very long time (as citrus has) the undesirable characters have been bred out. Consequently there is little chance that you will get a dud from a seedling
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Brain says...
i'll give my tiny seed a go ... if by 20 years later, there is a variety called "Highlander" [there can be only one] or "Survivor" [the title holder of sole survivor must outwit outplay and outlast], then you'd know it was a success.
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Peterman says...
Hi, Kon fruit is a Dekopon pacific fresh aren't the only one with them
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John Mc says...
Who else in Australia have them Peterman?
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Digsy says...
I would like to buy sumo mandarin seeds.
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JohnMc1 says...
Digsy, as far as I know, the only way to get a sumo mandarin tree, at this point in time, is to plant the odd seed you may find in the fruit which is usually available in August.
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sandy31 says...
Sumo mandarin are available at Town Hall NSW Wollies, for 8AUD /kilo
I ate 4 in lunch and NO seed......:(
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symiot says...
Maybe they xray them at the orchard!
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JohnMc1 says...
The x-ray machine must be broken, I've found 8 seeds in 10 kilo's of fruit so far.
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Jenny says...
Found Sumo mandarin at Woollies Sunnybank Hills yesterday, interesting looking things, I bought 4 at $6.98/kg that was about $8. Delicious I must say! Sweet with perfect amount of acid. No seeds yet :-( (I've eaten 2 so far) the F&V manager I was talking to said he had about 3 or 4 in one lucky thing. Might have to get more...
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Chris says...
I would say the fruit I have had this year are a little high in acid then previous years. Either picked early or not 'cured' long enough.
Their peak season has been in August.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Dekopon finally turned up here at woolies, very nice bit of fruit. Some a little old tasting, some a little more acid which is actually nice. As for seeds, one per fruit in about every 10 fruit, except for the jakpotfruit(sic) with 7 seeds.
I kept those seperate in case its a cross pollinated seed set.
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frenchie says...
I love the Daleys forum, I just discovered the Dekopon last week thanks to this thread... and by chance found some at my local Woolies yesterday. I have 4 seeds from 5 fruits... But I am a very beginner fruit grower. Anyone care to give a few tips for successful germination? What kind of growing medium?
Thank you!
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jakfruit etiquette says...
First thing is dont let Citrus seed dry out. I put them in a damp kitchen paper/napkin inside a zip lock bag, but watch for mould. If you dont know much about seed propagation, I would get a bag of seed raising mix, (not potting mix) to start the seeds. For citrus seed I would use a taller pot, the shape of a milk carton (not a flat punnet).
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frenchie says...
Thanks Jakfruit! I have put them in ziplock as per your advice. I'll let you know how I go. I might go and buy more fruits too, give myself more chances!
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frenchie says...
So I planted my seeds as per Jakfruit's advice. 3 of the 4 seeds germinated. @ of them had only one offspring, the 3rd had 2 of equal size. They are all about 5cm tall and quite slow growing. They are under shade cloth - they probably need more light.
Anyone with tips for what to do next? I guess they need to be grafted on some kind of rootstock?
Many thanks :)
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lentildude says...
My dekopon seedling is 5 years old now and about a foot high and quite bushy. Yes slow growing so be patient.. You wont be ready to graft for a couple of years yet. I chose not to graft. (anyone have a sudachi to swap)
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im also lower mtns looking for the pon...
any luck?
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Carl76 says...
Anyone know what time frame for fruit to be produced from a seed grown sumo ?
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JohnMc1 says...
These Sumo's are at a guess 4 to 5 yo. The one on the left is grafted onto P. trifoliata rootstock. Shouldn't be too long before I see flowers. EDIT: Just went through my previous posts, my Sumo's are between 3 and 4 yo. Most of them are 3yo.
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Carl76 says...
Thanks John
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Markmelb says...
Really huge thorns on them thar citrus - my seedling lemonade took almost 6 years and is slightly different looking fruit etc to a Pipsqueek Lemonade with fruit soon to ripen first time - be int to compare the two?
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Cambalong says...
I found about 20 seeds a couple of years ago (one freakish fruit had fifteen seeds). Most took. One flowered at the end of the first year, and a single Sumo grew. It was only small (perhaps between five and six centimetres across), but had the same taste and texture as a sumo when we picked it a few days ago.
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Bruce J says...
Just found 6 seeds in one fruit--5 in one segment!
Feel like Charlie and the golden ticket.
Now what to do? How do I store them before sowing? Any suggestions welcome.
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ivepeters says...
Normally you would keep it moist, if drys out dead, but considering the current warm weather, I would plant them out now.
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