In Australia we’ve the slim leaf sort of taiwanica, that you just have been anticipating.
It’s a very good wanting plant with its slim foliage and enormous fruit. The fruit is kind 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 superb fruit, however I additionally learn that with sugar it does make good lemonade fashion drinks. (And in addition I although it was possibly attention-grabbing 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 potential that the Australian crops got here from the identical USDA supply and it’s not the suitable one.
It would not be the primary time the plant within the USDA assortment is just not precisely proper.
Alternatively, the crops 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 will discover extra info out of Taiwan or Japan it could be begin.
I am at all times joyful to know the precise identify of a cultivar I’ve, however I assume I simply must discover a actual Nansho Daidai (slim leaves) after which style all of them. I have already got over 50 citrus crops and I would acutally prefer to get that quantity down, but when I can not discover info to check cultivars, then I can not assist however to get them and remove the least attention-grabbing ones myself
I’m certain that the slim 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 crops within the photos in your put up from Adavo and Lenzi look extra like Bitter Orange, Citrus aurantium.
Nansho Daidai / Taiwanica can also be referred to as ‘Bitter Orange’. I normally say Bitter Orange for aurantium, however each are appropriate. I even have a Furrowed Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium canaliculata), however these leaves look completely different from each Lenzi’s and Adavo’s Taiwanica.