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Nansho Daidai and different Taiwanica cultivars

In Australia we’ve got the slender leaf sort of taiwanica, that you just have been anticipating.
It’s a very good wanting plant with its slender foliage and enormous fruit. The fruit is sort of bitter.
I’ve seen it in 3 Citrus arboretums and it’s immediately recognisable.

Cool to see it in arboretums. It’s totally bitter certainly, apparently it is thought of as not excellent fruit, however I additionally learn that with sugar it does make good lemonade fashion drinks. (And in addition I although it was perhaps fascinating to make use of it for making hybrids.)

I grew seedlings of it and they’re extremely true to sort, with a just some variants.

It’s attainable that the Australian vegetation got here from the identical USDA supply and it’s not the best one.
It would not be the primary time the plant within the USDA assortment just isn’t precisely proper.

Then again, the vegetation I see on the European Citrus nursery websites usually do not precisely match what I used to be anticipating to see from that selection.

I feel if you could find extra data out of Taiwan or Japan it might be begin.

I am all the time joyful to know the precise identify of a cultivar I’ve, however I assume I simply must discover a actual Nansho Daidai (slender leaves) after which style all of them. I have already got over 50 citrus vegetation and I would acutally prefer to get that quantity down, but when I am unable to discover data to match cultivars, then I am unable to assist however to get them and eradicate the least fascinating ones myself 

I’m certain that the slender leaf Nansho Daidai is current in Europe, however not many nurseries would have it. I am going to attempt to discover somebody for scions.

The vegetation within the photos in your submit from Adavo and Lenzi look extra like Bitter Orange, Citrus aurantium.

Nansho Daidai / Taiwanica can be known as ‘Bitter Orange’. I often say Bitter Orange for aurantium, however each are right. I even have a Furrowed Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium canaliculata), however these leaves look totally different from each Lenzi’s and Adavo’s Taiwanica.



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