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Citradia

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




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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 05:41:28 PM »
It looks like it is in ground, how do you protect it in the winter? 

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 08:06:54 PM »
I cover my trees with 4 mil plastic over pvc pipe frames/domes, and have small desk-size space heaters plugged into  thermocubes so heat comes on at 35 degrees and turns off at 45 degrees. I uncover or vent trees when daytime highs in 50's to try to keep trees dormant. Also have 32 gallon water barrel under cover with each tree.  I'm trying to load a photo but power is out here right now, so have no wifi and bad cell signal on this mountain.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 08:29:48 PM »


This is from March 12th.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »
very interesting. Will there be fruits ripening with this method?

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 08:00:53 AM »
The fruit on Meiwa  overwinter on the tree and don't ripen until April or May. My satsumas fruit are harvested December through January and of course also spend time under cover since first freeze here is around Halloween.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 11:07:51 AM »
That is great. As my citrus collection seems to grow, might need to think if I could overwinter some of them outside. I have a Meiwa ans owari satsuma. Young trees and for this year maybe not brave enough to bring them out. But maybe in the future a possibility :)

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 02:49:15 PM »
Citradia, good things come to those who wait.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 03:21:19 PM »
My fukushu kumquat just started blooming this weekend too. It's nice to have late blooming citrus to get another chance during the year to smell citrus blooms.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 07:17:24 PM »
That's right, eyeckr. I had the well driller guys smell the blossoms today since they hadn't had the experience before, living in WNC. They had to replace the electric box that controls my well since lightning killed it again yesterday.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 10:21:24 PM »
Citradia, I'm with you on the well problems,  It seems every other year I have the well people out here fixing something on the well.  I have two wells on this property.  House well at 240-ft. and an irrigation well at 970-ft.    One or the other seem to go out on the hottest day of the month.

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Re: Meiwa blooms for 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 07:35:32 AM »
Congratulation...I think fruits will tolerate light frost..if well covered you could harvest them in Feb

 

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