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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: Today at 10:32:57 PM »
Zephian, a broken shard of a terracotta container placed over the hole works well.

Greenhouse then?

Growers should fertilize their trees to meet the TOTAL demands of the tree throughout the complete development process. From flowering, fruit set, fruit enlargement, maturity, the next vegetative flush, and especially when a crop remains on the tree during bloom and the fruit set of the next crop.  Low biuret urea would help with providing some of the energy the  tree needs in producing the carbohydrates (the tree's food) to produce branches, leaves, flowers and fruit.  It certainly would not hurt.  In order to help, the spray should be made a month before the expected bloom date of your tree, also do not apply the spray directly on the flowers while the tee is still in bloom.  I should say at this point that I don't know all that much about the botany and physiology of the particular cultivar Lee x Nova.  The problem could be inherent with that particular cross, or it could be that the die off is due for some reason that the tree after producing the present vegetative flush and flowering does not have enough stored carbonates to carry the process to completion or even a variety of other concerns.  Always remember foliar sprays do no replace regular fertilization through the root system.   If you do apply the low biuret, come back and tell us the results.

Presently, the only way to prevent a citrus tree from ever being inflicted with Greening (HLB), is to build a screen enclosure around the tree to prevent the Asian psyllid from feeding upon the tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My yard: Work in Progress
« on: Today at 05:33:48 PM »
Putting rocks in the bottom of a container for better drainage was more or less common.  However, it is now known that doing so is not a good idea. This is because  it raises the perched water table higher up into the growing area of the container.

The only thing that I can think is a nitrogen deficiency, but the yellowing pattern is a little some what different than normal.  When the deficiency is less sever nitrogen deficiency shows up on the older leaves of the tree, while the newer leaves will still have some green.  In a sever case totally yellow leaves with no variation of color, or yellow-orange veins with a little green out on the sides.  What is your fertilizing schedule for this tree, and what do you use?

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. 

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