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Citrus General Discussion / Record Buck Citrus Satsuma
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:29:23 PM »
Home Depot carries what is labeled as "satsuma tangerine" from record buck grafted onto kuharski rootstock from Florida.  I have not been able to find any information as to exactly what variety of satsuma it is.  My guess would be owari as it is the old standard standard satsuma variety but was wondering if anyone on this board had any more knowledge as to the variety?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trim kumquat leaves
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:53:11 PM »
If the leaves are still green, you are removing energy production fron the tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Surplus home citrus?
« on: April 13, 2017, 08:40:42 AM »
Mr Texas is correct, you need to bank to protect the graft and the hugher you bank the more of your tree will be protected.  I have successfully used cardboard boxes flartened out and then form a cylinder around the tree (staple it) and fill it with dirt.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Surplus home citrus?
« on: April 12, 2017, 08:21:54 AM »
My in the ground Miho while covered succumbed to 16oF this winter whereas my same sized Setos survived. I like Miho but they are not more cold hardy than any other Satsuma variety, this is a myth.

Thats not very cold tolerant, i had an owari survive 17 with no damage at all and a meyer lemon that only lost its leaves during ice storms.

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Does anyone have some fresh vista white loquat seeds or seeds of other superior varieties available?

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The best grapefruit i have ever tasted was growing wild in the canaveral national seashore.  It was white amd seeded and most lilely duncan.  I have been searchimg for duncan trees but all they are selling is the ruby red here in AL.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dealing with Cold Damage
« on: March 24, 2017, 08:39:59 AM »
I would add fertilizer to encourage growth if the threat of cold injury has passed.  Although it was an overall warm winter here, we had one really cold night that dipped down to 20 degrees and caused mainly leaf damages with a few small twig injuries to some trees (which were not dormant at the time).  Now that it has all passed i put down fertilizer to get the trees to grow again. 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: wanted Loquat seeds
« on: March 09, 2017, 07:49:33 AM »
Not to derail the thread, but does anyone have any vista white loquat seeds available?

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SO I CAN PLANT MY RUBY GRAPE FRUIT IN THE GROUND??????????

I live in zone 8 and have had a Ruby Red in a container for about 5 years now. It spends the winter inside of a green house but i recently moved so i have to move him inside the garage at nights.

I've never like grape fruit but I bought tree for my wife because she absolutely loves them!! I keep fruit on the tree for a really long time so it loses its tartness and they are absolutely delicious!!!! I would love to put it in the ground and get more than 5 pieces of grape fruit per year.

I had a seed germinate insude a store bought red grapefruit.  I couldnt get it going very well in the small pot so I stuck it in the ground.  This winter we had one really cold night at 20 degrees and the 2 inch tall seedling survived without any leaf loss.  It may have been because its a seed but it is very tiny; grapefruit are a lot more hardy than they re given credit for.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardry Grapefuit/Pommelos
« on: March 02, 2017, 01:21:01 PM »
I had a seedling grapefruit less than 2 inches tall survive 20 degrees f this past winter.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: South Koreans & Grapefruit
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:33:25 PM »
This one is a good one, highly recommend:

http://travelerbeer.com/grapefruit-shandy/

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: citrus and temperature
« on: February 11, 2017, 12:18:16 PM »
California citrus does not taste very good when purchased here.  Everytime I do, I am severely dissapointed amd remember why I dont.  It may have somethung to do with shipping across the states.  To me l, citrus tastes best when you have the high heat in the summer and cold when it is hetting ready to ripen.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat varieties update
« on: January 18, 2017, 01:51:11 PM »
Limequat amd lemonquats are also very good in my opinion.  Last year I left the centennial kumquat fruit on the tree to early February and they were very good.  This year I had to harvest them early January due to a 20 degree night and they are still sour.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardry Grapefuit/Pommelos
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:42:50 PM »
I have to agree that the fruit does not appear to look like bloomsweet grapefruit in the photographs that I have seen:




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I don't understand the talk about the big corporations in California and Florida not able to compete. I thought Florida has had more citrus there for a long time.

I don't know what it is but the worst tasting citrus around here comes from California.  Its usually not sweet at all and rather bland.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sambo Sweet Lemon
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:47:21 PM »
I have one that I picked up late summer as a cutting grown tree (sanbokan).  Thus far I have a meyer, sanbokan, taichang, and lemonquat as far as lemons go.  I have only harvest the lemonquats thus far.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: This place is dead...
« on: December 21, 2016, 09:25:27 PM »
Party my house... Meyers Lemon Drop Martinis followed by citrabomb shots.. That work? ;D

I have to say I like lemonquats better than meyer lemons.  I may catch some flack for that but I think they have better flavor.
Never tried one. Tastes like a lemon or different?

A sweeter meyer lemon essemtially.  When you cut it it smells like a kumquat but tastes like a milder lemon with the sourness of a kumquat.  Never heard much good about them but found one and prefer them to meyers.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: This place is dead...
« on: December 20, 2016, 10:38:35 PM »
Party my house... Meyers Lemon Drop Martinis followed by citrabomb shots.. That work? ;D

I have to say I like lemonquats better than meyer lemons.  I may catch some flack for that but I think they have better flavor.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Changshou Kumquat budwood
« on: November 15, 2016, 08:46:24 PM »
It is the same.  I believe logees has this available already grafted.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus from seeds
« on: November 15, 2016, 08:10:49 PM »
That's what I thought Millet but was hoping otherwise.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus from seeds
« on: November 15, 2016, 05:55:40 PM »
Here is a crazy question.  If you grow a tree from seed it takes 5+ years to fruit.  What if you plant the seed and grow it out until you can get budwood from it (6 months, 1 year?) and then graft it onto rootstock.  Will it fruit sooner this route or do you have to take budwood from an already fruiting/flowering tree?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Louisiana Sweet Orange
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:04:01 PM »
I've heard they are the same but am no expert.  They are for sale here in AL right across the line but not much use to you there.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trifoliate Orange in Zone6
« on: October 19, 2016, 09:46:07 PM »
I would only suggest trying trifoliate if you like a nasty resin on everything the juice touches.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in Miracle Grow Garden Soil
« on: October 15, 2016, 11:25:48 AM »
They don't even look like it contains the same inhredients, including the wood chips.  The one with wood chips came from lowes and has a the normal color of pitting soil and the other one came from Wal-Mart.  Will use both and see how they turn out.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in Miracle Grow Garden Soil
« on: October 15, 2016, 10:53:22 AM »
Bought same bag at two different locations locally and 2 different products are inside.  One has apparent small wood chips within the bag and the other is light brown almost tan in color with no signs of any wood particles.

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