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Tangelo

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Celia Luke starts with ...
Will a Tangelo grow in a colder climate like near Ballarat? We have a very warm/hot summer but cold winter ... is this suitable? Does anyone have any idea please?
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Celia Luke
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30th July 2008 8:44am
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Tran says...
I have had a tangelo with abundunt of fruits right now so I don't think you would have problem in growing them in Victoria.
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MaryT says...
I must have had my tangelo for five years and it has never given any flowers or fruit. Today I bought 4 large tangelo at Woolies for $1.50 and they are oh so juicy and tangy sweet. That makes me want to go out and axe my tree.
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MaryT
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Db says...
MaryT, my 1.5 ft tall Tangelo(Minneola) is flowering now, I bought it only 6 months back, still in small pot. May be your is seedling?
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MaryT says...
No, Db; it's a grafted Minneola, like yours but three times as tall. Pathetic thing; I've just given it warning.
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yry says...
There must be summit amiss ,like. Me Minneola is full of fruit right now. MaryT, are you like a God fearing person that stops for ducks crossing the road ? If not that could be the problem. Cos tangelos ain't hard to grow in Sydney.
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MaryT says...
yry I do not drive a car so ducks are quite safe from me but I must admit not to be God fearing. :) I thought God is supposed to be loving and merciful. However, I will not be merciful to the tangelo if it does not perform SOON. All my citrus are doing well except for it and the grapefruit Hornoff's (?) surprise.
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Brain says...
not to sound like I'm rubbing it in, but Orlando Tangelo worked for me and not Minneloa.
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yry says...
Sometimes a tree is overfed and gives only leaf growth. I have not heard it said about citrus but maybe cut back on nitrogen a little. Orlando got a big tick in Glowinski's book but I found it inferior in taste to Minneola (in Sydney anyway)
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MaryT says...
Thanks yry; I am philosophical. I'll do my best for another year then out it goes with its mate Hornoff. Perhaps they just don't have enough sun here. That's something I can't do anything about. :(
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
Citrus varieties grafted on Trifoliata rootstock are somewhat more cold tolerant than Citrus grafted on any other rootstocks. Those grafted on Trifoliata Flying Dragon dwarfing rootstock are even a bit more cold tolerant.
Japanese Satsuma mandarins on Trifoliata are one of the most cold tolerant combinations of truly edible Citrus.
A tangelo on Trifoliata or FD may be better suited for you.
Ballarat has some of the lowest winter temps in Vic, well into the minus'C's, it gets much colder than most of Vic.
Frost is going to be worse than cold alone for your tree.
Your exact location may moderate or worsen effects of cold.
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TMary says...
$2/kg at Paddy's today
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MaryT1 says...
I went outside to give my tangelo tree another warning after eating a delicious meal size fruit (3 for $1.70 at Paddy's) and it seems to have flower buds on it. I had given it a severe prune; maybe that helped. No idea what the rootstock it and there's nothing I can do about it now anyway.

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Brain says...
I have found after a severe prune, it takes 1 or 2 years for the citrus tree to recover and fruit heaps again.
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MaryT1 says...
Oh well, we shall see what we shall see, Brain. Since it was not even flowering at all it couldn't get worse. BTW the Horneff's surprise that I chopped in half, pulled out of its pot and dumped around the back with just a bag of soil to cover the roots is flowering.
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MaryT1
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Brain says...
Very true, sometimes plant will respond to near death experiences by producing fruit to propagate the species. Or you just have the magic touch, lol. But i am pleased with your hoffs, as i am one of camp - save hoffs. Happy to see it doing well!
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Brain
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MaryT1 says...
The tree may yet die, Brain; I lobbed most of the branches off initially as I was going to mulch the tree then I had a change of heart; I find it hard to kill a tree :) In any case I'd taken a couple of cuttings from it and they're still going so if the tree lives you can have the cuttings if they take.
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Brain says...
Thanks for the kind offer but as i also have 2 tangelos already, so probably best to save it for other tangelo lovers. :)

But good luck with the plant and i am very impressed with your collections and dedications to citrus.
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MaryT1 says...
Actually I was speaking of the Horneff's surprise,
Brain. Will report progress.
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