As part of my effort to introduce new citrus varieties to California, I tasted the citrondarin, a bizarre citrus fruit from the former Soviet Union, in response to a viewer request. You can help me to introduce new citrus varieties by taking this short survey (should take no more than 3 minutes.) Thank you to Juli Mallett for taking part in my survey last year and suggesting the introduction of the citrondarin.
I decided to build an ebb and flow system (or flood and drain system) to help me more easily root fruit tree cuttings after a prior experiment in rooting citrus cuttings. Although I had some success with my citrus rooting experiment, it was way too much work and I wanted to find an easier way. I have now used my ebb and flow hydroponics setup to root citrus cuttings, root fig cuttings, and root other fruit tree cuttings.
Yujacha or Korean Honey Citron Tea is a traditional Korean tea made from a citrus fruit that is called yuja in Korean and yuzu in Japanese. Yujacha was greatly enjoyed by the royalty in Korea. King Sejong, the most famous of Korean kings, drank yujacha. This recipe shows how to make palace-style yujacha from scratch.
For several years I have been working to introduce new citrus varieties to California via the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP). This article shows the procedure that is used to prepare citrus budwood to maximize the probability of a successful citrus introduction. In order to request a citrus variety introduction, follow the steps outlined in this article.