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Kona Oranges

Posted by Cactusrequiem Zone 8 SC (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 3, 06 at 16:21

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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RE: Kona Oranges

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 9, 06 at 21:38

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.

RE: Kona Oranges

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!

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