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My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« on: April 08, 2015, 07:24:54 AM »
Kimbrough, owari, and crocston going to bloom! Plastic, Thermo cube, space heaters, worked again.








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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 03:08:29 PM »
What temperature did you set the space heaters at during the winter months?
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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 08:36:10 PM »
The heaters come on when temperatures get to about 34 degrees and cuts off at 45 degrees; that's how "Thermo cube" works. Look up thermo cube online.  You don't set the temp on it. The cube lets electricity flow when temp gets near freezing. People use them in pump houses to keep pipes from freezing.

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 12:22:01 PM »
how great Citradia.  That is what i hope to try soon.  I want to plant a few inground and see if I can keep them alive. 

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 09:09:00 PM »
Sure. Just need lots of 4 mil plastic, PVC pipes, space heaters, time to cover and uncover trees for 6 months outta the year, and if you want to save some time and electricity, some thermo cubes! 

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 09:45:20 AM »
34 F is not cold even for a Lemon....I guess Satsuma colder temperature... :)

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 01:26:25 PM »
Delvi83, Citradia is not saying how low the temperature in his area actually got, he is just saying when the temperature reaches 34-F that is when his heaters turn on.   The actual outside temperatures were much lower than 34-F. - Millet

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 04:35:08 PM »
Right, but if it has only Satsuma inside the greenhouse she could save energy setting lower temperture :) !!
As I know Satsuma it's the most cold-hardy edible citrus (Hybrids apart)

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 12:46:02 AM »
DELVI, Citradia is a male.  I don't think he is worried much about the heat bill.
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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 06:54:37 AM »
Sorry.... ;D

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Re: My sats survived another hard winter and going to bloom
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 09:33:50 PM »
I chose alias "Citradia" on forum because from my research, citradia is supposed to be the hardiest trifoliate hybrid, hardy to zone 7. I'm on border of 6b/7a, and originally hoped to find a citrus hybrid better than poncyrus to grow unprotected outside. Ironically, my citradia that I planted on south side of house died back from 4 feet tall to two inches above soil line this past winter. It was protected with 30 gallon garbage can of water and varying forms of expedient coverings from frost cloths to 4 mil plastic sock stretched over wire dome-shaped cage. I had three Dunstan citrumelo treated in similar fashion, and two out of three died completely, with one only defoliating but loosing no wood. The citrumelo seedlings were 3 ft tall and all came from same fruit. I had two nights this past winter reaching zero degrees F.
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