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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie shan
« on: July 17, 2018, 11:20:23 AM »
Again, this is first time fruit.  There is only 4 fruit.  The second and third fruit were half rotting on the tree.  One finally fell off, and the other was about to fall off.  The second one tasted terrible like a grapefruit.  The third one was a little better.  Hopefully it will improve with time. 

Are you sure the picture shows a fruit with a shoulder, mine are pretty smooth.

 Is the medium for mango in container the same as medium for citrus?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine and Santa Teresa sions..
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:45:09 AM »
Mr Texas the tree mention above is growing in the Mc callen area, close to the border. i don't think i spelled that right. He raved about it.

Citrus General Discussion / Valentine and Santa Teresa sions..
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:08:47 PM »
Millet your Valentine and Santa Teresa sions grafts are doing very good. They are growing in Rootmaker pots still but will be uppotted probably in late August and going in 15 gl containers. S/t has one fruit left and is getting large.
Btw Millet are you familiar with a orange with this name: Pineapple Orange. A close friend  of mine who live in Texas has a large tree but i do believe Texas is quarantine.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree in Arkansas
« on: May 27, 2018, 11:12:14 AM »
Grew this seedling a few years ago from store bought mango's. Started to graft in March,not much luck, graft again beginning in May, bingo, 5 out of seven, not bad, starting. Thanks Squam 265 and Zands, for Sweet tart,Ice Cream,Harumanis.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: growing Mr. Minh's atemoya in FL
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:58:12 AM »
Hey Adam good it is about time you start with this variety, mine bought from you is doing great, in Arkansas at that, no greenhouse just my workshop for winter storage. Right now it has been outside since March, has been pruned and it is starting to take of big time.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: More HLB In California
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:25:52 PM »
Can HLB spread to northern states like Arkansas for example, if not, would it be wise to get fancy sionwood now while it is still available. patent tree's are still not available to out of state people, California has a few.

Citrus General Discussion / rootmaker expendable containers
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:17:16 PM »
Because i have to bring my containers in and out fall and spring, would it be ok to grow my tree's in these containers and put these rootmakers inside a closely fit plastic container for better mobility, 20 gls sizes.

I woul never plant a new tree in a that hole, why because some old tree have a tendency to  accumulate  arsenic not good for a young tree.

Ca. Hockey how are your persimmon grafts holding up. The sionwood you send me are doing pretty good.It sure made a lot of new tree's. Thanks again Bob.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree in Arkansas, possible?
« on: May 05, 2018, 09:11:33 PM »
I got my seedling mango tree finally finished, got sions from Zands and Squam. Can't wait to see a few jewels hanging.

Citrus General Discussion / From 6- 26 in 3 years!
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:35:24 PM »
It all started a few years ago when i got my first sionwood from a generous forum moderator by the name of Millet. Got two pieces of sionwood that made 4 tree's, then later i got more sionwood in exchange. I started with 6 tree's in total bought from Walmart, Harris, Lowe's and got seeds from Joe Real. Here are my new grafted tree's( partial group).

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 01, 2018, 06:28:35 PM »
Happy Easter Millet and others.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My new Sweet Tart is full of fruit.
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:13:32 PM »
I might be getting a couple sticks of Sweet Tart to graft, then i might get to taste THIS MANGO grown in Arkansas. can't wait. My Atemoya and Jaboticaba are doing great, so! 

Ca Hocky, the one thing i would do, learn as much how shape the different species. My saying is this, i can make small tree's big and big tree's small, there is such thing as " the art of pruning". My persimmon tree's are all, no ladder tree's.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Minh sions to trade..
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:11:58 PM »
I only got one fruit, pick it the third week in January and it was so so, expected better. It is only the first time for this tree. It flowered heavy last year and the year before but i did not pollinate, i want a bigger tree first. 

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Minh sions to trade..
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:29:53 PM »
Have a Minh tree that needs to be prune shortly, like to trade sions of Atemoya or Cherimoya.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Q
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:20:29 AM »
I got mine from Harris 4 years ago, it is growing in a 15 gl container. It has produce 2 yields so far. It is still 4 feet tall. It fruit every other year. With thinning you might get fruit every year. Last year it produces very light, like only 6. It might be stunted by having a heavy yield two summers ago. My other one is in bloom now and it is looking good.

Millet, my small operation has't been hit by any deceases, still doing great, grafts are doing great also


Millet what was the rootstock you use for your Valentine pomelo?

I have several remaining Flying Dragon rootstocks left, like to graft several varieties like Pomelo or mandarins onto them, will that work?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dekopon Seeds- True to Parent?
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:23:27 PM »
No, only if you are lucky.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air-Pot question
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:26:51 PM »
Yes Phil, all 3 took, but when i prune the tree i accidentally cut-off 2 branches with the sions on them, could not reuse them. I only got one left and that one only grew about 2 feet. I will probably regraft it this spring. How about yours, any luck? My Minh is doing excellent, still have one fruit on now.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Growers Forum
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:27:37 AM »
This very interesting seeing my name starting in 2010 or so. It is Kind of goovy name that I choose. It is a interesting read.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Air-Pot question
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:33:46 PM »
I love Rootmaker pots,  especial the 5 gl one, i got about 18 of them. Citrus tree's grow well.
I use them over and over.

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