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adriano
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Posted: Mon 05 Mar, 2012 9:29 am

Did you know that Stalin only real passion, beside "hunting witches" was lemon growing. He had few in Sochi, of which he really took care. He used to send fruits to his wife, who was on rehab in Karlsbad , then Germany.

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gaulhofer



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Posted: Mon 03 Dec, 2012 10:23 am

He also ordered to acclimatize tea bush in the area where the cold reaches -25 Celsius. Plantation of tea lives up to now IN UKRAINE Cool Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Sanguinello
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Posted: Mon 03 Dec, 2012 2:54 pm

Reminds me to the fact that Hitler was a Vegarian ... Confused

There are hardy Mountain Tea varities.
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citrange
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Posted: Sat 08 Dec, 2012 6:45 pm

This text below is from the 2005 book: The Unknown Stalin
By Zhores A. Medvedev & Roj Aleksandrovič Medvede



The attempt to grow citrus in the Crimea is similar to the Hungarian 'trench culture' we discussed in this forum section at
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Sanguinello
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Posted: Sat 08 Dec, 2012 7:20 pm

What you probably donĀ“t know:

The Citrus Tradition of Russia is almost as old as that of Europe.

The French Culture at the Renaissance was so dominating, that the Noblesse all about the world just copied anything that was done at Versailles ...

The King of France was most proud of his collectiion of Citrus and of course gave plants to his fellow kings and other Pears.
That way it came to Vienna, to the Medici and for sure also to Russia.
The russian Indoor Citrus Culture is very rich and high developted.
There are sorts who grow at the tiny Sibirean Farmer House windows and would just die if come into full sun ...
Almost all sorts are just for to grow indoors and need very little light and have no problems with hot dry air.
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Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2012 1:23 am

Sanguinello wrote:
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There are sorts who grow at the tiny Sibirean Farmer House windows and would just die if come into full sun ...


Can you provide more info, please and were you have learn this from?
Also, you have never been to a "Siberian farmer house", have you? Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2012 1:24 am

No I cannot, for I just invent all I say ...
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Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2012 1:48 am

So, making stuff up just to say something? I see. Frankly, I think this is quite childish.

Back to the subject, the only Russian contribution to citrus-related business (I mean, before the 20th century) I'm aware of is a habit of chasing a shot (!) of brandy with a slice of lemon. By doing this trick in front of the emperor, Shustov (or Shustoff, if you prefer this spelling) could pretend that THAT face he made was because of a sour fruit, but not because of a low quality brandy his winery was producing. Laughing Laughing
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Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2012 7:00 am

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Posted: Mon 10 Dec, 2012 7:06 am

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adriano
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Posted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 1:38 pm

i do not know about other mediteranian countries, but many citrus sorts were brought to Dalmatia from USSR. First unshiu mandarins came as a gift of japanese emperor to Yugoslavia in 1933. After WW2 citrus trees were imported from USSR, Corsica etc.

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Posted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 1:41 pm

Yes, at all the research station at Sotchi developed hundreds of sorts ...
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Posted: Thu 13 Dec, 2012 1:52 am

adriano wrote:
i do not know about other mediteranian countries, but many citrus sorts were brought to Dalmatia from USSR. First unshiu mandarins came as a gift of japanese emperor to Yugoslavia in 1933. After WW2 citrus trees were imported from USSR, Corsica etc.


adriano,

you are absolutely right regarding the time after ww2... Sanguinello's claims went back to "before 20 century"...

Sanguinello,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsification
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