Poncirus fruits are dropping quite suddenly, prior to our first frost. There's a beautiful crop of good size ripening at the moment.
Beautiful. What are they good for
Albinism in Poncirus trifoliata seedlings.
in ground hardy citrus options for 7a?
Albinism of Poncirus trifoliata seedlings
Good for seeds and growing rootstock!
They are very fragrant and will perfume a closed room for a few weeks. They are also used in the preparation of marmalade. My nephews made a drink with fully ripe fruit, being careful to avoid getting any rind flavors into the drink. However, it's an acquired taste, not for everyone!
They are very fragrant but I get a cheap laundry detergent fragrance from them, almost a little obnoxious.
Maybe a little bit of orris too, if people are familiar with that, like an old time perfume sachet.
Herman, curious is your Poncirus is the straight thorn or if you have a flying dragon with the curved thorns. I grow the dragon for the cool look and root stock. Can't do anything with the fruit otherwise. I watched a squirrel grab one a few years back and chew into it, drop it, and like try to clean its tongue. I almost felt sympathy for it.
The selection I have was provided by Major C Collins of Tifton, GA about 25-30 years ago. They are straight growing, including thorns. They were selected for size and slightly more pulp.
I also have Flying Dragon, as well as Poncirus+ selections in addition to several dozen Poncirus F1 and F2 hybrids with Citrus.