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While hunting the other day, I think I found some kumquat trees in the woods. Does anybody have any experience transplanting or growing these trees? The are an evergreen with little orange like fruit for those who might not know. Think they would look great in the yard.

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I planted two about 5 years ago and they had kumquats on it when i planted them and never put out again. I dug them up this past summer. :night:
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What about planting seeds?

The fruits on these trees has just fallen and I had thought about planting some of the seeds in pots. Being from TN, I know nothing about any kind of citrus tree. Any ideas?

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The deal is to keep them warm you could plant them in pots so you could move them out of the cold. Or make a tent over them and put a light under the tent to keep them warm. I don't know how cold it gets there but i just about lost my lemon tree a couple years ago. When the temp got down in the 20's most of the limbs die.
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single digit temps

It is not uncommon for the temps to dip down to the single digits and on occasion get a little below zero. I will get a pic of this tree and post it so maybe you can tell me whether or not this is really a kumquat. The fruits are anywhere from an inch and quarter across to one that I brought home was almost 2 inches across. I will try and get back to those woods this weekend and get some pics and we can discuss this more when you see the tree.

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Re: single digit temps

Originally posted by red-n-green

It is not uncommon for the temps to dip down to the single digits and on occasion get a little below zero.
:cry: Say it isn't so Jay, say it isn't so! :cry:

How often does this happen in my adopted state?
 

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record low

Yes, it happens. Our all time record low set here was 22 below. The single digit temps don't happen every year. But I can recall that every few years, we will get a short snap that the temp stays below 10 for a few days. And it will dip just below zero every couple years. And you thought it was always sunny and warm in the south!:(

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Heat is a must

Yeah, you will need a little heat in the winter. We just finally had a killing frost of 27 a few nights ago, but it was about 70 today. This fall, while cutting hay, I was running the A/C in the tractor during the day and by dark had the heat on.

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