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Pages 18 and 19 are both just photos of various hardy citrus (trees & fruit).  Neither page contains written information concerning cold hardy citrus.  Most all web sites after a long period of time discard the photos - its a Google thing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Spring feeding and care regimen
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:02:44 PM »
No doubt at all that with proper care the tree produces more fruit, but more importantly higher quality fruit.  I was at the super market yesterday, and seen the Cara Cara.  Huge fruit very juicy high quality fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:56:23 PM »
I have an 85 foot row which is half red currents and half gooseberries.  I just leave them for the birds to eat.  They eat them all.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kosrae green tangerines
« on: April 23, 2018, 12:12:34 PM »
My guess is that your husband could have legally imported seeds without a problem, if the fruit contained seeds.  Also it is probably a more or less common tangerine.

Interesting experiment.  Looking forward to results.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:00:23 PM »
Louis your becoming a nursery.

I'm not an expert on thermal therapy, but from the pictures that I've seen, the foliage, trunk and some of the ground around the tree are completely covered.  If all parts of the tree needs to be covered and heated I'm not sure. Anyway, I wish the very best  future for your pummelo.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: The Fragrance of Citrus in Bloom
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:48:14 PM »
Argentina: 60-70% of Okitsu and Satsuma citrus lost due to drought

A foliar spray of low-biuret urea after the tree's early drop phase will produce larger fruit and higher quality fruit.

With a citrus tree (or any fruit tree) you get what you sew. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: The Fragrance of Citrus in Bloom
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:44:08 AM »
Sylvain , then basically Okitsu is not much more than another Miyagawa.

Meyer lemon is among the easiest  citrus cultivar to root.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »
Yes the spinach gene splicing does work.  The main concern is that the spinach gene splicing is a GMO.  Personally I don't care about GMO, but many in the public do.   What this thread's topic is saying is that the actual HLB disease  is far from being cured at any time in the near future, even with the many millions of dollars spent on it so far.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: The Fragrance of Citrus in Bloom
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:22:14 PM »
Being  that the cross is nucellar seedling of Miyagawa from a controlled pollination with Poncirus trifoliata I'm surprised that it has such a sweet and pleasant taste due to the P.  trifoliate parentage.

A citrus cutting has the highest stored energy prior to the onset of flushing and flowering.  After the flush most all of the energy was  depleted creating the flush.

The writer makes assumptions that are not  necessarily true.  ex. " the stick of fig wood doesn't "know" that it sits in any material at all. The stick is blind, deaf, and dumb"   

 "everything non-essential might simply complicate the process and reduce the probability of success"   I assume the writers list of no essential items means all  items commonly used by the rooting industry.  My reply: I think the proper word in this sentence is helps and not complicate.

I'm imagining a possible set-up including (1) a sterilized plastic box, (2) 2-3" of perlite, (3) 1/4" of perched water; (4) a rack, like the ones used to hold test tubes, placed on top of the perlite, (5) cuttings, cleaned with bleach or peroxide, standing upright the rack, (6) a warm location. We could, of course, add a biocide targeting bacteria and/or mold.  My reply:  The above sentence sounds much like the common rooting process.  He writes about rooting only in air (with humidity, oxygen, heat) yet uses is a very common rooting medium (perlite) and rooting process.

Can this be true of citrus? Vlad, you probably have already guessed the answer.

Comment:  A major reason for the failure of a cutting not rooting is because the cutting being selected was lacking enough stored energy .

spaugh, thank you for your thoughts.  As to your counsel that citrus trees should never ever be fertilized, we will just have to agree to disagree. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Ways To Use Orange Peels
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:18:39 AM »
I don't know directly about worms, but I know that orange peels are used for cattle feed.  My thought is that they would be OK for worms.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Tree
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:02:53 PM »
The spots are definitely not from mites. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: new greenhouse planning
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:01:49 PM »
I also used the water spray to lower the temps .Brian, check the GH temperature again in 15 minutes & you will find the temperature right back up. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: new greenhouse planning
« on: April 14, 2018, 04:45:16 PM »
Before I put a wet wall cooling system in my greenhouse, I used a shade cloth to help cool the greenhouse.  In fact iI tried several types of shade cloths, the one that worked the best is called Aluminet . You can find Aluminrt shade cloth on the Internet. Citrus grows best between 70 & 90-F.  At and above 95-F growth stops  and greatly slows down above 90-F.

Spaugh most all of the inflammation about urea applied as a foliar spray is found  in the University Of California's Citrus Production Manual, and that book is firstly intended for California growers and their trees..  All citrus trees, no matter where they are grown, need to be fertilized if one wants the best for their trees, and the best crop that their trees can produce.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Quize
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:45:21 AM »
Sylvain you have the correct answer, congratulations.  You win the title of forum historian.

Citrus General Discussion / Quize
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:27:16 PM »
Most everyone knows, or has at least heard of the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP), but can you give us its original name before it was changed to the CCPP?

Citrus General Discussion / Florida Citrus Got Bad News Today
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:46:23 PM »
Florida’s citrus industry got some dire news Tuesday from an organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters. In a report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said a single breakthrough discovery for managing citrus greening in the future is unlikely. Greening has progressed from “an acute to a chronic disease throughout the state” and has caused Florida’s industry a cumulative loss of $2.9 billion in grower revenues from 2007 to 2014. According to the report, significant barriers to finding a solution still exist.

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