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Potaroo 30-04-2006 06:51 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA



HC 30-04-2006 07:11 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
G'day

If you want to use the lemons to make cheesecakes, then do NOT get a
Meyer as the acid content is too low to thicken the condensed milk.
OTH, Meyer is sweeter so might suit you for other purposes.

Mandarin......Murcott is my favourite, it's sweet with good sized fruit.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

Potaroo wrote:
Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA



Geoff & Heather 30-04-2006 10:31 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
We are a bit further North in the Hunter and have a Eureka lemon that
despite getting constantly wind burnt or frost bitten, and being on 1.5m
high constantly produces more lemons than we can cope with. From memory
its the Eurekas that fruit constantly whereas the Meyers tend to crop all at
once - depends on what you need I guess.

I agree with your comments on Nurseries, I reckon its almost criminal to
still be selling Tomato, Corn and Capsicum seedlings around here - without a
warning that you need a hot house to get them to ripen now. I feel sorry
for the new gardeners heading to a nursery thinking that whatever is around
(especially seedlings) is OK to plant now - or that plants in the Nursery
are actually suited to the local environment.

Geoff

"HC" wrote in message
...
G'day

If you want to use the lemons to make cheesecakes, then do NOT get a Meyer
as the acid content is too low to thicken the condensed milk. OTH, Meyer
is sweeter so might suit you for other purposes.

Mandarin......Murcott is my favourite, it's sweet with good sized fruit.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

Potaroo wrote:
Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific
fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm
scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA



Potaroo 30-04-2006 01:03 PM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
Dead right Geoff they are still selling a few around here out of season.
Eureka looks like it might be the goer then as I use lemons in my cooking
for justa bout everything. If for example I need to water my cooking down,
i ude a bit of lemon, or orange juice or other juice thats around. I was
hoping that Bronwyn might have advised of cropping. (Are you reading Bron,
like to know love, cheers)

Thanks Geoff. (and Bronwyn)


"Geoff & Heather" wrote in message
u...
We are a bit further North in the Hunter and have a Eureka lemon that
despite getting constantly wind burnt or frost bitten, and being on 1.5m
high constantly produces more lemons than we can cope with. From memory
its the Eurekas that fruit constantly whereas the Meyers tend to crop all

at
once - depends on what you need I guess.

I agree with your comments on Nurseries, I reckon its almost criminal to
still be selling Tomato, Corn and Capsicum seedlings around here - without

a
warning that you need a hot house to get them to ripen now. I feel sorry
for the new gardeners heading to a nursery thinking that whatever is

around
(especially seedlings) is OK to plant now - or that plants in the Nursery
are actually suited to the local environment.

Geoff

"HC" wrote in message
...
G'day

If you want to use the lemons to make cheesecakes, then do NOT get a

Meyer
as the acid content is too low to thicken the condensed milk. OTH, Meyer
is sweeter so might suit you for other purposes.

Mandarin......Murcott is my favourite, it's sweet with good sized fruit.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

Potaroo wrote:
Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific
fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the

Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm
scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA





Dave Turner 30-04-2006 05:47 PM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
hmm dunno, but my mum got me a Silverhill Mandarin clone for my bday, i
think its the best bday prezzie i ever got :) it'll reward me for many years
to come. Silverhill is easy to grow, it's a clone (im not sure what
rootstock they use tho), and it's seedless (which is why you can only get it
as a clone)
I just grow it in a bigarse pot in my backyard



HC 01-05-2006 09:11 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
G'day

Eureka is a good cropper.....it's just that I 'used' to make lots of
cheesecakes and living at that time in a high frost area, a Meyer was
recommended. But then I discovered the juice won't thicken the
condensed milk used in the filling. Meyer is sweeter due to it's low
acid content. Can't really comment on it's cropping behaviour as I
moved to the coast and the new house had a Eureka.

At the moment I don't have a lemon tree but planning to get one...or
maybe even a lime?? Then again I'm in a frost free area now. Not sure
if this helps?

Bronwyn ;-)


Potaroo wrote:
Dead right Geoff they are still selling a few around here out of season.
Eureka looks like it might be the goer then as I use lemons in my cooking
for justa bout everything. If for example I need to water my cooking down,
i ude a bit of lemon, or orange juice or other juice thats around. I was
hoping that Bronwyn might have advised of cropping. (Are you reading Bron,
like to know love, cheers)

Thanks Geoff. (and Bronwyn)


"Geoff & Heather" wrote in message
u...

We are a bit further North in the Hunter and have a Eureka lemon that
despite getting constantly wind burnt or frost bitten, and being on 1.5m
high constantly produces more lemons than we can cope with. From memory
its the Eurekas that fruit constantly whereas the Meyers tend to crop all


at

once - depends on what you need I guess.

I agree with your comments on Nurseries, I reckon its almost criminal to
still be selling Tomato, Corn and Capsicum seedlings around here - without


a

warning that you need a hot house to get them to ripen now. I feel sorry
for the new gardeners heading to a nursery thinking that whatever is


around

(especially seedlings) is OK to plant now - or that plants in the Nursery
are actually suited to the local environment.

Geoff

"HC" wrote in message
...

G'day

If you want to use the lemons to make cheesecakes, then do NOT get a


Meyer

as the acid content is too low to thicken the condensed milk. OTH, Meyer
is sweeter so might suit you for other purposes.

Mandarin......Murcott is my favourite, it's sweet with good sized fruit.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

Potaroo wrote:

Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific
fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the


Hawkesbury

region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm
scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA





Potaroo 01-05-2006 12:36 PM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
Thanks Bronwyn, I'd go the Lime, if i were in frost free I would.
Cheers


"HC" wrote in message
...
G'day

Eureka is a good cropper.....it's just that I 'used' to make lots of
cheesecakes and living at that time in a high frost area, a Meyer was
recommended. But then I discovered the juice won't thicken the
condensed milk used in the filling. Meyer is sweeter due to it's low
acid content. Can't really comment on it's cropping behaviour as I
moved to the coast and the new house had a Eureka.

At the moment I don't have a lemon tree but planning to get one...or
maybe even a lime?? Then again I'm in a frost free area now. Not sure
if this helps?

Bronwyn ;-)


Potaroo wrote:
Dead right Geoff they are still selling a few around here out of season.
Eureka looks like it might be the goer then as I use lemons in my

cooking
for justa bout everything. If for example I need to water my cooking

down,
i ude a bit of lemon, or orange juice or other juice thats around. I

was
hoping that Bronwyn might have advised of cropping. (Are you reading

Bron,
like to know love, cheers)

Thanks Geoff. (and Bronwyn)


"Geoff & Heather" wrote in message
u...

We are a bit further North in the Hunter and have a Eureka lemon that
despite getting constantly wind burnt or frost bitten, and being on

1.5m
high constantly produces more lemons than we can cope with. From

memory
its the Eurekas that fruit constantly whereas the Meyers tend to crop

all

at

once - depends on what you need I guess.

I agree with your comments on Nurseries, I reckon its almost criminal to
still be selling Tomato, Corn and Capsicum seedlings around here -

without

a

warning that you need a hot house to get them to ripen now. I feel

sorry
for the new gardeners heading to a nursery thinking that whatever is


around

(especially seedlings) is OK to plant now - or that plants in the

Nursery
are actually suited to the local environment.

Geoff

"HC" wrote in message
...

G'day

If you want to use the lemons to make cheesecakes, then do NOT get a


Meyer

as the acid content is too low to thicken the condensed milk. OTH,

Meyer
is sweeter so might suit you for other purposes.

Mandarin......Murcott is my favourite, it's sweet with good sized

fruit.

Hope this helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

Potaroo wrote:

Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific
fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the


Hawkesbury

region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm
scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.
Cheers, TIA







Potaroo 01-05-2006 12:37 PM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
Dave what area are you located in though? Agree, great presents! Lasting.
Cheers

"Dave Turner" wrote in message ...
hmm dunno, but my mum got me a Silverhill Mandarin clone for my bday, i
think its the best bday prezzie i ever got :) it'll reward me for many

years
to come. Silverhill is easy to grow, it's a clone (im not sure what
rootstock they use tho), and it's seedless (which is why you can only get

it
as a clone)
I just grow it in a bigarse pot in my backyard





Chookie 06-05-2006 07:27 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
In article , "Potaroo"
wrote:

Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.


Depends on the nursery. A proper nursery with trained staff will bhave a bit
better than that. You could try Swane's. Most likely, you will be told to
get a Eureka, but it depends how cold it gets where you live.

--
Chookie -- Sydney, Australia
(Replace "foulspambegone" with "optushome" to reply)

"Parenthood is like the modern stone washing process for denim jeans. You may
start out crisp, neat and tough, but you end up pale, limp and wrinkled."
Kerry Cue

Dave Turner 06-05-2006 04:32 PM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 

"Potaroo" wrote in message
...
Dave what area are you located in though? Agree, great presents!
Lasting.
Cheers


im in Perth mate, and yep i agree getting a mandarin clone is an awesome
present - it's a present that'll keep giving me delicious presents for many
years to come! i love mandarins



Potaroo 08-05-2006 11:48 AM

Which Lemon and Mandarin?
 
Thanks to all who responded to my query, much appreciated, yes I'm leaning
towards a Eureka Chookie.
Cheers, Potaroo

"Chookie" wrote in message
...
In article , "Potaroo"
wrote:

Hello Aussie garden gurus. Can someone recommend the most prolific

fruiting
Lemon and Mandarin for a small suburban backyard garden in the

Hawkesbury
region of NSW.
I don't want to select the wrong one to take up space. ..and I'm

scpeptical
about nurseries after all they will advise and sell what they have.


Depends on the nursery. A proper nursery with trained staff will bhave a

bit
better than that. You could try Swane's. Most likely, you will be told

to
get a Eureka, but it depends how cold it gets where you live.

--
Chookie -- Sydney, Australia
(Replace "foulspambegone" with "optushome" to reply)

"Parenthood is like the modern stone washing process for denim jeans. You

may
start out crisp, neat and tough, but you end up pale, limp and wrinkled."
Kerry Cue





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