I Grew One of the Rarest Citrus Fruits in the world? I Think… | Citron

In this video, I show you my newest citrus tree (citron) and do a taste test on the first ripe fruit to see what it is like!

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22 Replies to “I Grew One of the Rarest Citrus Fruits in the world? I Think… | Citron”

  1. My pleasure Mark. Of the two trees I gave you one was a seedling and the other was a sucker or runner. Your fruit has grown a lot bigger than the ones I have here but similar to the ones still growing at the farm. Mine had more fruit and less pith. They are amazingly tough as the cows do get to graze on them despite the fencing we have added. I'm now retired and made some marmalade myself (OK with Lynn telling me what to do) which was not too bad for a first attempt. (Needed to add Fowlers Jamsetta to get it to set). One citron really perfumes our house when I have picked one. A friend described the taste of the marmalade as "It tastes like it smells." Apparently monks used to use it to perfume their robes. They are related to Budda's Hands fruit apparently.

  2. Is the Cirton related to the Shaddock.. the Shaddock makes wonderful marmalade. Cheers love your videos

  3. Citron is a wonderful lemon. It's grown in my garden and purchased from the big box stores like The home Deport and Lowes. It's not RARE AND Cn be propagated by stems in the winter…

  4. Mark my wife make homemade limoncello and you have to zest a lot of lemons. These would be great for that recipe……

  5. Citrus pith does not taste bitter to everyone, it actually tastes pungent but not bitter to me. I eat most cirus peel & all.

  6. Mark, your citron reminds me of a Diamante citron. Diamante citrons taper to an end like yours, though not always to the same degree. Diamante citrons are known for having thick, firm piths with juice that is not as acidic as lemons usually are. Your tree does not have all the hallmarks of a Diamante citron, since yours is not thorny like the Diamante, but variations can be expected with seed grown fruit several generations removed from its original parentage. Diamante was the main citron variety in the Italian region of Calabria, where it is known as Cedro di Diamante. If the Mary River area around Gympie had Italian settlers, they could have brought it with them from the old country.

    Like other commenters have indicated, the pith is quite useful candied and should not be discarded. You can also make traditional succade from the pith, which seems like just the type of project you would love to do and document on the channel.

  7. A little jealous of people who don't have to deal with the greening that has destroyed citrus here in central Florida.

  8. Looks like they would make an awesome lemon tart! 😋🥰👍👌

  9. So Mark, do you know where can I get some seeds to grow myself? I'm in the USA.

  10. such a fun looking shape
    put it on a stick and you have yourself a prehistoric club

  11. It grows qnd bear fruits very well, in india … used in poojas ( religious functions ) in he south… local name ganapqthy naranga

  12. Citrus trees and fruit are my favorite ❤️ Candied citron is supposed to be great.

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