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    The trees themselves are perfectly hardy. My next door neighbour has one, and it's a very handsome small tree.
    But the blossoms and developing fruits are apparently not hardy, so although you can grow the tree perfectly well in the UK, getting them to fruit is another matter entirely.
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    Well, I made my unripe satsuma marmalade. Boy, was it an ordeal.
    There was barely any volume, so I put it in my smallest pan. It filled it to a third of the way up. It boiled over. Put it in a bigger pan, filled it to a quarter of the way up. It boiled over. Put it in my biggest normal pan, filled it a fifth, it boiled over.
    In the end, I had to wash my 6L pressure cooker pan (I had just made loganberry jam, which filled it nearly halfway and didn't boil over) and use that.
    Then, presumably because the liquid in the bottom was so shallow, being in too wide a pan, it caramelized and burned to the bottom.

    I now have one jar of brown satsuma marmalade. It does actually taste quite nice, though. Despite the brownness, it only tastes faintly of caramel, and it's very fruity and slightly bitter. Bit thick and treacly in texture, though.

    Turned out better than the shequasar marmalade I made from fruit brought back from Japan last year, at least. That one I definitely boiled too long, and it tastes quite caramelized, and is also very bitter. I think shequasars probably need more water in the mix.
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    My yuzu arrived yesterday. Fairly small, but it looks healthy.
    My persimmon arrived today, and it was much bigger than I expected. About 5 feet tall including the pot.

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    My "Harlayne" apricot arrived today. It's a late flowering variety. It's a good size and looks healthy.
    I still have another late flower variety,"Kioto", to go, but it's not in stock yet.
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    You have a good variety there, ameno

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    I've still got some "normal" fruit to buy this winter, too: a dwarf pear (probably Williams), a dwarf plum (Marjorie's Seedling, as it's a late one), and an Invicta gooseberry.

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