Testimonials Shop News Specials Catalogue Contact Forum Blog My Account My Edibles
Bare root fruit trees just arrive
Bare root fruit trees just arriveSpring Catalogue is Available Nowfathers day couponBuy 3 get 1 FREE bare root stock
Forum Rules | Updates

<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum

Etrog citron

    20 responses

Arie starts with ...
I notice someone on ebay is selling Etrog trees. I wonder if they will grow ok in Melbourne, I have been wanting one for years but have never seen them available in this country before.
About the Author

Caulfield
16th November 2011 4:52pm
#UserID: 0
Posts:
View All 's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | Edit | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Jimmy says...
I see them every jewish holiday that needs them imported as fruit from Israel. I'm not jewish so not sure of its name ! That tends to make me think that either the limited market or climate in OZ is not suitable. But saying that citrus will grow in colder climates if you protetc them from frost and pick a warm area of the garden to plant them in.
About the Author

 
17th November 2011 10:22am
#UserID: 0
Posts:
View All 's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | Edit | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Jimmy says...
Oh, yeah , try louis glowinski's book for tips of growing in melbourne.

They sell it here at Daleys !
About the Author

 
17th November 2011 10:23am
#UserID: 0
Posts:
View All 's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | Edit | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
TMary says...
Here's my biggest Etrog next to my smooth Saville on which I placed a calamondin for scale.
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1
  
About the Author
TMary
Neutral Bay NSW
20th August 2014 11:35am
#UserID: 9334
Posts: 159
View All TMary's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(1) LIKE this Question (0)
People who Like this Answer:
Julie W says...
What's the deal with these? How are they used and what do they taste like?
About the Author
Julie W
Roleystone WA
20th August 2014 1:37pm
#UserID: 182
Posts: 94
View All Julie W's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
MaryT1 says...
Julie the kosher ones are used for Jewish religious ceremonies. They are a type of citron so thick but fragrant skin. Good for glacé peels and marmalade only; little flesh and juice. Mine is grafted so it's not kosher to start and being grown in close proximity to other citrus it might even be a hybrid. It is quite spectacular to look at and stays on the tree indefinitely. It was being marketed as 'lemon on steroid' though I'm sure there's no drug involved. :)
About the Author
MaryT1
Sydney
20th August 2014 1:46pm
#UserID: 7655
Posts: 296
View All MaryT1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
BenW says...
I have an established (5yrs) Buddha's hand and it survived around -5 degrees in a moderately sheltered spot. The outer leaves are a bit sad but it is otherwise fine, so I don't actually think it as sensitive as people say. My ertog was untouched, however that is in a pot next to the house, so it wouldn't have gotten hit so hard.

Too much cold weather before they are ripe will make some fruit rot though.

The citron is underrated as a vegetable (as opposed to flavouring), IMHO. I munch on Buddha's hand 'fingers' and you can use the pith as a vegetable (much better if you remove the rind). I've used it in stir frys and sticky sauces for pork or chicken and there are a load of recipes for citron salad on the web which I will have a go at.
About the Author
BenW
Kinglake West,3757,VIC
21st August 2014 7:30pm
#UserID: 5390
Posts: 144
View All BenW's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
BenW says...
Don't think orange or grapefruit pith. There is no bitterness and raw the texture is a bit like zuchini.
About the Author
BenW
Kinglake West,3757,VIC
21st August 2014 7:32pm
#UserID: 5390
Posts: 144
View All BenW's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
MaryT1 says...
Here's an article with a recipe for Citron Salad complete with photographs. A good easy read.

http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.com/2011/07/insalata-di-cedro-citron-salad/
About the Author
MaryT1
Sydney
22nd August 2014 9:54am
#UserID: 7655
Posts: 296
View All MaryT1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
nicg says...
Hi Mary,
Saw your garden on TV yesturday ,it was brilliant.
How do you do it? in such a small area.
Obviously a dedicated proffessional!!!!
Anyway good on you
Cheers
Nick
WA
About the Author
nicgee
gwelup
25th August 2014 6:42pm
#UserID: 7693
Posts: 38
View All nicgee's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
MaryT1 says...
Thanks Nick; I'm not professional -in fact I barely know what I'm doing; just doing it anyway and learning as I go. Like most people, I imagine :)

Here's the link for those who missed it:

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4072376.htm
About the Author
MaryT1
Sydney
26th August 2014 8:48am
#UserID: 7655
Posts: 296
View All MaryT1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Original Post was last edited: 26th August 2014 8:48am
Markmelb says...
Found this Lemon at a market this morning and made a yummy pith salad and planted a couple seeds to see what eventuates - they were selling for someone and couldnt tell me where or what but must be grown locally by a greek person that likes lemons on steroids :)
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1

Picture: 2
 
About the Author
Markmelb
,
31st August 2014 3:25pm
#UserID: 7785
Posts: 1127
View All Markmelb's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
MaryT1 says...
Yeah Mark, that's an Etrog from the way the seeds grows sideways instead of vertical.
About the Author
MaryT1
Sydney
31st August 2014 6:38pm
#UserID: 7655
Posts: 296
View All MaryT1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Markmelb says...
Cool - thanks Mary - the salad I made taste awesome - better than the giant Eureka pith i made a couple weeks ago.
About the Author
Markmelb
,
31st August 2014 7:21pm
#UserID: 7785
Posts: 1127
View All Markmelb's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
MaryT1 says...
Mark did you save the seeds of that fruit? I sprouted some of my Etrog and now have some cute seedlings.
About the Author
MaryT1
Sydney
6th December 2014 3:50pm
#UserID: 7655
Posts: 296
View All MaryT1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Markmelb says...
Hi Mary - yes did plant 4 seeds - couldnt resist (did you know the seeds that sink in a glass of water are viable)
so included a pic of my seedlings that are quite fast growing little guys for a citrus:)
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1
  
About the Author
Markmelb
,
6th December 2014 6:06pm
#UserID: 7785
Posts: 1127
View All Markmelb's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Thithi says...
Hi mark, is that your red Dacca in the background of the giant lemon?
About the Author
Thithi
MELBOURNE,0,NT
6th December 2014 6:28pm
#UserID: 10139
Posts: 193
View All Thithi's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
TMary says...
I couldn't resist either, Mark :). Here are some of my Etrog seedlings. Not a good pic; it's getting dark and still raining.
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1
  
About the Author
TMary
Neutral Bay NSW
6th December 2014 7:42pm
#UserID: 9334
Posts: 159
View All TMary's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
fisherman says...
I've been growing 4 esrog plants indoors for 2 1/2 years and finally a month ago 1 plant flowered and esrogs are growing! I live in bergen county NJ!
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1
  
About the Author
fisherman
US
22nd February 2015 2:46pm
#UserID: 11348
Posts: 1
View All fisherman's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
larryzweig says...
Hello, great photo!
I have a few Etrog Trees in pots. Winter inside and summer in the yard. The largest flowered (1 flower) 3 year ago, 2 ears ago several flowers, and last year a whole bunch. I got 3 Etrogim from it JUST IN TIME for Sukkot. Now it's winter (I'm in Germany) and I have lots of flowers.

I didn't know what to look for last year, but it was Spring and the Bees knew what to do.
Now…. no Bees. I don’t see what I can identify as a Pistil or Stigma on any of the flowers. I don’t know exactly if that’s bad, or whatever, but it makes it difficult to try and pollinate.

On your flower I definitely see what I think is a Stigma, although you seem to be calling it a fruit.
Do you know any more now? Can you steer me toward further information?
Thanks.
Pictures - Click to enlarge

Picture: 1
  
About the Author
larryzweig
Germany
23rd February 2018 3:30am
#UserID: 17993
Posts: 1
View All larryzweig's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Original Post was last edited: 23rd February 2018 3:38am
budmd says...
do have the etrog tree fro sale? c
About the Author
budmd
canoga park
18th August 2019 3:24pm
#UserID: 20725
Posts: 1
View All budmd's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)

REPLY to this forum

Email: Password:
display Name: Suburb:  
Pictures: Add Another Picture
Body:
 
Remember to include a picture if possible

<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum