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Citrus General Discussion / Nitrogen deficiency?
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:28:21 PM »
Dunstan citrumelo. Has lush green sucker coming from base and rest of tree is yellow. Been fertilizing with miracle grow and super thrive. Suggestions?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Rio Red blooming after winter defoliation.
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:14:32 PM »
My big Rio Red grapefruit is blooming like mad even on wood that lost leaves after hard freeze in greenhouse this winter. The small space heater in it's greenhouse didn't prevent the water barrel inside from freezing the week of January it didn't get above freezing. The tree partially defoliated. Branches that lost leaves but not wood are covered in small flower buds. Parts of tree that didn't defoliate have older more developed flowers.

I'm tired of Ichang lemons freezing to death here, so anyone who wants to drive to NC and pick them up, come on. I have in 1 to 10 gallon pots:
Ichang lemon
Mandarin seedlings
Just sprouted "seedless" Ichang lemon seedlings from Dr Hanna project

I'm not mailing any of these. I grew all from seed. Some of the sanguinelli have dropped leaves from freezing in greenhouse this winter but most still have green stems and will probably leaf out like other stuff in greenhouse.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Swamp Lemon Adventure!
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:15:18 PM »
I am currently en route, embarking on an exciting adventure, to Delco, NC in search of the elusive and highly sough-after Swamp Lemon! I'll let y'all know if I find some. Hope to find some seed-filled fruits in a ditch off of hwy 74, or maybe a local nursery will be open tomorrow and have a lovely assortment of potted specimens to choose from at a very low price! Got it all figured out.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Picked some freeze-damaged Croxtons
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:46:07 PM »
Actually, don't seem to be ruined on the inside and although still not pink, is edible after a taste test.

This past three weeks below freezing destroyed all of my water Barrels. They completely froze and busted at the seems. 15 or so cans lost means I'm not replacing them. These trees can either survive without protection or die. I'm over it.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Snow-kissed satsumas!
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »

Had to cut me some Owari for my lunch this week.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Ichang lemon seeds in refrigerator.
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:08:56 PM »
Can I put some of my seeds in wet paper towels and put in ziplock bag in refrigerator and then plant seeds outside in spring?

Citrus General Discussion / Ichang lemon pie; fruit from SE citrus expo!
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
One Ichang lemon produced 1/4 cup of juice which was enough for pie recipe, was acquired from citrus expo in Savannah this year, from Dr.  Hanna's seedless ichang project.  They were giving fruit away there. There were 10 seeds in the large "seedless " lemon. I love Ichang lemons; strong lemon smell from whole fruit, and juice from fruit made excellent lemon pie. Not bitter at all. Yes, I planted the seeds!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:00:27 PM »
My seedling Changsha is getting too tall and Rio Red on FD is bigger this year. Will cover them in 4 mil plastic and have one side to roll up on east side of structure to vent on warm days. Space heater with thermo cube in each. Plan to disassemble the Rio Red frame next to house in spring and put up again next fall; used screws.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Croxton 7/23/17
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:32:32 PM »
Bloomed this spring with 5 small fruit on two foot tall tree on dragon.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Meiwa blooms for 2017
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:27:26 PM »
My Meiwa is finally blooming! 7/23/17.

Citrus General Discussion / Growing lemons from seed?
« on: July 09, 2017, 07:53:30 AM »
Ok. I just read a post on FB about growing your own indoor potted lemon tree from seed to get fruit, etc. photo shows a 12 inch high lemon tree loaded with lemons in a two gallon pot on a window sill. A small productive lemon tree is grafted, right? Lemon trees still have a significant node count requirement like other citrus right? I've not tried to grow sweet lemons from seed, just Ichang lemon, but still doubt that I could plant a grocery store lemon seed and get fruit off a foot-tall tree. Enlighten me please.

Citrus General Discussion / Air propagator question.
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:44:53 PM »
I have some of these air propagator clam shell devices and want to try it on some citrumelo branches. How long should the branch be that I'm trying to root? I have the small and medium size propagators.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Water sprouts on freeze-damaged citrus
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:52:50 PM »
I'm sure this question has been aswered already, but I missed it: I have severe freeze damage and lost upper half of trees. New growth coming out on branches that survived two, three, four feet from ground. Vigorous sprouts coming up from base and trunk of tree. Do I remove the sprouts that are trying to form new multiple trunks to encourage growth forming higher up, or leave the trunk/base sprouts to help build trunk caliper, supply glucose to root system, and help shade trunk and protect from sunburn?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Am I safe to prune yet?
« on: June 04, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
My defoliated freeze-damaged citrus hybrids are putting out sprouts at base of trees and some sprouts on low branches but higher branches that are still green are not sprouting yet. Am I safe to prune or dead brown branches yet? Will pruning at this point stimulate or hinder growth? Should I wait for asprout to from on a branch before pruning the dead end off of the branch?

Out of all my citrange/ hybrids, the dunstan is the only one to survive last winter unscathed weather in high tunnel or totally exposed in the open, my Dunstans are full leaf now and others are at best starting to come back at base of trunk: all of these trees did well this winter, staying green in high tunnel with water barrels even after a low of 7 degrees F, until we had warm weather all February followed by low of 14 degrees and then 16 degrees the following night in late March/ early April. Ironically, the Dunstans did not have water barrels, even the one on the west end of high tunnel. My theory is that even though I vented the tunnel with doors open on both ends when above freezing, the tunnel still made it warm enough in February to break dormancy on all but the dunstan and then when the 14 degree low hit, even with the closed tunnel and water barrels, it was too much cold for trees starting to sprout new growth.  A citradia that was uncovered all winter with only a barrel for additional heat, looks better now than the bigger citradia in the tunnel. I think next year I won't use tunnel and just let the fittest survive. In the pics the green tree at end of tunnel frame is dunstan,and the losers are as followes: Ichang lemons x2, Thomasville, pink FL grapefruit seedling (totally dead), citradia, rusk, Nansho Dai Dai, mortan.

Cold Hardy Citrus / I killed poncyrus seeds!
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:47:25 PM »
I planted poncyrus seeds in pots full of potting soil like I do anything else, and they went through the winter outside right next to potted crabapple and Rowan seeds, and now the crab and Rowan are coming up just fine and no poncyrus; the PT seeds I dug up are rotten. I've never had to make a science out of potting soil for seeds. I've grown s bunch of Ichang and dunstan seeds indoors over winter, flying dragon outside in pots, but have never got PT to sprout. Ok, y'all tell me what I did wrong.

With all the warm weather we've had the past two months this winter, as you all know, a lot of our fruit trees are starting or are in full bloom now. My trifoliata and trifoliate hybrids have started putting out little green shoots about a centimeter long. Obviously with the 14 degree low I had last night and barely getting above freezing during the past few days, all the peach/plum/crab/etc blossoms are toast, and the little citrus shoots are black. However, will this cold weather do real damage to the hybrid citrus trees as in loss of wood? Usually my citrus is late to wake up in spring, so no worries, but this year I don't know.

Citrus General Discussion / First pomelo
« on: March 11, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »
I just bought my first pomelo fruit; how do you eat it? Like a grapefruit with spoon?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Ichang Papeda search.
« on: March 05, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
Crazy question: everyone has p. Trifoliata, but who has Ichang papeda (citrus ichangensis)? I know the fruit is supposed to be useless, but what if someone wants a big ol' citrus tree with big ol' fruit on it where it gets down to zero degrees? Who is growing it, and who is selling it or the seeds? Is it any good as a rootstock?

Cold Hardy Citrus / My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:21:57 PM »
Question: I just planted my Poncyrus trifoliata seeds in pots. Should they overwinter outsideto germinate in spring like they would naturally, or can I just keep them inside to germinate faster like any other citrus seeds? I've germinated citrumelo inside before, but it's half tropical. Didn't know if PT had cold requirement. This is my first PT seeds I've grown at home. I got Three Fruits this year. I tasted one before that I got somewhere else and it was nasty. I was surprised today that my PT smells and tastes like jasmine. Not really bitter and didn't make me pucker like a lemon would. 30 seeds in one golf ball size fruit though.

Cold Hardy Citrus / New winter protection for Changsha.
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:28:16 PM »

My woodlanders Changsha is getting tall and I was afraid to let it go without protection this year, I made a frame of 3 4x4's and PVC pipes with 4mil plastic stapled to the frame. Plastic door rolls up to vent. 3 water barrels and small space heater with thermo cube switch as backup.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Kimbrough getting big
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:21:06 PM »

I planted this satsuma about 5 years ago when it was a new graft from Stan Mckenzie. It has done very well.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Seasonal freezing hours limit.
« on: August 28, 2016, 03:17:14 PM »
Although every site is different and different citrus varieties handle cold differently, etc, does anyone know of a standardized list of number of cumulative hours below freezing during a winter season different citrus varieties can endure before damage or death?  For instance, although Changsha is supposed to survive a low of 5 degrees, how many total hours below freezing could a 10 ft tall Changsha handle before it needs to be protected from any further freeze to avoid damage? I know there are too many variables, but just wondered if any other data out there concerning cold damage other than the lowest temp a variety has survived.

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