Kona Oranges

cactusrequiemJanuary 3, 2006

Hello, I just received a book on many types of Citrus and listed was a Kona Orange. I have many varieties already and I was looking to see if I could get anymore information and possibly a place to get some seeds. The book states they are rather seedy, so it should be easy to get. Anybody have any ideas, information or SEEDS? Thank You in advance!


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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

What else did they say about it? Other naming, background information? Your post is the only relevent hit that comes up.

If it is a vegetatively propagated named cultivar seeds won't do you any good, you'll have to buy a vegetative propagation such as a grafted plant.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2006 at 9:38PM
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The information I have is this:
"The Kona orange is a Valencia introduced into Hawaii in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver. The ship's surgeon and naturalist, Archibald Menzies, raised the seedlings onboard and gave them to several Hawaiian chiefs. In Kailua-Kona, some of the original stocks still bear fruit. This sweet orange is tight-skinned, round, with a solid core. The Kona has a sweet acid balance of flavor reminiscent of pineapple. The juicy pulp is divided into ten to thirteen segments. It is a late maturing fruit, harvested from March to June."
I guess I should have waited to post this in the Spring. Please let me know if you come up with anything!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2006 at 8:35PM
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