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Very interesting. Maybe it's like flu shot; a dead version of virus to lend immunity without making tree sick with tristeza.

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Perhaps the spelling of "sitsuma" is confusing. In Tom McClendon's book, "Hardy Citrus for the Southeast ", he mentions a "citsuma citrandarin" and says citrandarins are poncyrus trifoliata x citrus reticulata. As we know, satsumas are also citrus reticulata, a class of mandarins. Maybe the sitsuma at expo could have been spelled " citsuma ".

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Yes Millet, the lady that won best in show had not been to expo before, and I'd say her fruit was a satsuma; I walked in to building just as Stan was giving her the trophy. I'm pretty sure the timing of that award ceremony was not on the schedule since some of us were still milling around outside during a scheduled break.

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Swingle citrumelo; third place.


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Third place; Tai Chang


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Sitsuma; 2nd place.


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Ichang Lemon 1st place.


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Ichangensis at Armstrong U.


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Nansho dai dai at Armstrong University.


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Another pic or two of Thomasville at Bamboo Farm in Savannah.




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I went. It was good to see Millet and other citruholics again. I took a few pictures of some varieties that I found interesting at expo and in community. My favorites were the Thomasville Citrangquat at the Bamboo Farm, and the first Ichang Papeda and Nansho Dai Dai I've ever seen at maturity with fruit, at the Armstrong University. The Thomasville is the one pictured in the book,"Hardy Citrus for the Southeast". Also, I was lucky enough to meet Tom McClendon, the author of the book mentioned above, and he autographed my book! This is a pic of Thomasville.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root stock quality??
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:01:14 PM »
My meiwa on FD is in ground and does very well. Got it from Ben Salley in Columbia, SC. You can find him on Facebook at simplycitrusnursery.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Warm Water For Winter Greenhouse Irrigation
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:11:53 PM »
Good idea, Millet! That's a lot of free warm water!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Georgia Citrus Seeking to Make Its Mark
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:42:23 PM »
I bet we'll hear more about this at the Southeast Citrus Expo in Savannah this year.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:26:57 PM »
Last night was the first freezeof the season at my house and the low was 29 degrees F, and was freezing or below for 13.5 hours. Trees under cover were fine of course and the new growth on my citranges which were not protected appears unscathed.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:17:10 AM »
Millet, Colorado usually gets cold and snow in October doesn't it? Being originally from FL, that amazes me. I'm sure your greenhouse can hold up a lot of snow! Can you post a pic of your greenhouse? I've imagined it being huge like one at an arboretum since you have in ground trees.  They have a huge in ground grapefruit in a big greenhouse at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:27:32 PM »
32degrees F at 8:00 PM.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 29, 2017, 06:57:19 PM »
Already 33 degrees F here with high winds, predicted to be 50-60 mph tonight. High of 54 degrees F. My stuff is covered. Supposed to get to 29 degrees in Asheville, and since it's snowing, I'll probably end up 5-10 degrees colder than there.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's New With Florida Citrus Future
« on: October 28, 2017, 06:59:44 AM »
Sounds great. Similar to some apples and pears being resistant to fireblight.

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Snek, are your hardy citrus grafted, and on what? Trifoliata?

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Snek, yes, I see now. Nice fruit. I wish I still had my Swingle; it froze to death several years ago in ground. My Dunstans have done well the past few years though, but still too young to fruit.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:24:10 PM »
Millet, no. The plastic meets the ground. When it's warm outside I place blocks of wood or pots or whatever under the edges of plastic on the walls and open door to help vent tree. I've heard of some folks leaving an open gap at bottom of their enclosures and then packing straw or mulch at base to insulate more "on cold nights"; however, it gets extremely cold here and stays cold here for days, nights, weeks. A few years ago it hardly got above freezing for entire month of January. I have too many citrus outside to run around every other day moving piles of straw/mulch. I can open a door in morning before driving to work, and roll it down and tape it shut with strips of duct tape at night. Often it's already below freezing here before I get home from work around 5:30 PM in winter.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:52:35 PM »

This is my old Kimbrough frame that used to have the roll up roof.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:48:19 PM »

This is the Changsha frame covered in plastic with rolled up door.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Upgraded cold frames for growing trees.
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:42:54 PM »
This is the repaired Rio Red grapefruit frame. Notice the taped up side from damage to plastic when it took flight.  Salvageable.


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