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HLB (citrus Greening)discovered in La Habra, Anaheim and Garden grove California   All put in quarantine.  I think the HLB finds in California will be showing up faster and faster.

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Citrus General Discussion / Kumquats
« on: June 27, 2017, 10:17:32 PM »
Once kumquats are turned into a jam or a sauce, they go exceptionally well with vanilla ice cream or as a filling in vanilla cake. The flavor comes from the essential oils in the rind, and it’s very healthy – I recommend you pop two in your mouth after breakfast each morning. It also goes really well with gin, although perhaps not straight after breakfast!”

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted good Pummelo seeds
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:48:56 PM »
Just a note a bout Pummelo seed------Citrus Maxima (pummelo) is never used as a rootstock commercially because it is a monoembryonic species, which means that every seedling is genetically unique.  So you don''t get uniformity, and you can't really predict form one seedling to the next what individual characteristics will be.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: breeding - what can I do with citron
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:42:44 PM »
A lemon surviving -30 F unprotected, that is very difficult for me to believe.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: whole new subcategories of citrus
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:30:21 PM »
It is a tangelo (C. reticulata × C. paradisi).

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Santa Teresa lemon
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:26:10 PM »
The trees should fruit rather quickly, as the scions that I sent you all from  mature fruiting wood.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Santa Teresa lemon
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:52:04 AM »
Good to hear of your successful grafts.  Pretty soon you will have a forest over there.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted good Pummelo seeds
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:25:59 PM »
SoCal2warm,  pummelos are monoembryonic and do not come true from seed.  Pummelos are not polyembryonic.  Some other common citrus varieties that are monoembryonic are Meyer Lemon, Nagami Kumquat, Marumi Kumquat, Temple Tangor, and Clementine Mandarin.  A pummelo seed will not give a fruit the same as the mother tree.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: citrus varieties in order of cold-hardiness
« on: June 24, 2017, 10:06:22 PM »
Citradia, great post with a lot of information.  Thanks

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Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Greening Spreads To Alabama, US
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
A highly contagious bacterial disease that seriously threatens the U.S. citrus industry has been found for the first time in Alabama.

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/177607/Citrus-greening-spreads-to-Alabama,-US

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Citrus General Discussion / The Tough Gold Nuggget
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:19:20 PM »
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Citrus Nursery Division held a meeting in Apopka recently. Part of the sidebar discussions among attendees included the amazing health and vigor of the ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.

NVDMC originally brought the ‘Gold Nugget’ to Florida in hopes of finding an alternative to the ‘Honey Tangerine’ for the late season. As is typical with new mandarins in Florida, all of the early trees were grafted onto ‘Cleo’ liners. The trees grew well and looked decent, but did not produce enough fruit to be commercially viable.

As HLB continued to wreak havoc on old-line varieties, the ‘Gold Nugget’ seemed to hold its own. The worse everything else looked, the better the ‘Gold Nugget’ looked. The oldest planting of ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarins was at Conserv II. At the time this article was written, the front-end loaders were closing in on the block, but the trees were still standing. A small group of nursery owners drove out to see the trees. The trees remained dark green with a thick canopy, despite 14 to 18 months without irrigation, pest control, or nutrition.

NVDMC recently converted its ‘Gold Nugget’ contract from trial only, to also include dooryard and commercial production. This variety is a natural fit for dooryard growers. The jury is still out on its commercial utility in Florida, but more growers could be working with it soon.




http://www.freshplaza.com/article/177510/Citrus-variety-Gold-Nugget-becoming-more-appealing-for-Florida-growers

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Second Citrus bloom?
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:48:07 PM »
A lemon tree sets its big bloom in the spring, but all lemons bloom to a lesser degree all year around.  The lemon flower does not need bees to set fruit.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help! can this baby Meyer be saved???
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:16:13 PM »
What medium is the tree planted in?  What are you fertilizing with, it has symptoms of a potassium deficiency.  How often do you fertilize the tree? Lastly have you checked the root system.?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Second Citrus bloom?
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:59:57 AM »
You can spray either before the flowers open or after the fruit has set.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Second Citrus bloom?
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:03:40 PM »
A second bloom is more or less common.  The fruit set on the second bloom is almost always of less quality.  My Cara Cara's second bloom from last season is just now maturing  The quality is poor.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Which size tree to buy?
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:29:51 AM »
When buying larger size container trees, the very best larger container grown trees are the trees grown in Root Maker Air Root Pruning Containers.  They take off right away when planted in the ground.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: citrus varieties in order of cold-hardiness
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:07:02 PM »
Hardiness of some cold hardy citrus varieties

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold-hardy_citrus

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Besides the low bushy growth pattern, I can also see the effects of Paclobutazol  in the extra dark green leaves.   Since Packlobutazol encourages early flowering, the bloom your tree has could will be from the Paclobutazol.

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Cardamondins  grow very well on their own roots.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: whole new subcategories of citrus
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »
The kumquat parent used in the kucle hybrid is the Nagami kumquat.  Both parents of the Kucle (Nagami and Clementine) do not produce true from seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: whole new subcategories of citrus
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:53:43 PM »
Phil, your link http://mrtexascitrus.weebly.com/citrusseedlings.html shows that Kumquats are not true from seed.   All kumquats EXCEPT Nagami do come true from seed, Nagami does not.   However, as I'm sure you already know, kumquats grown on their own roots do not fare all that well.  Normally Kumquats are grafted onto Flying Dragon.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: June 13, 2017, 11:06:25 PM »
crea2k  looking at the leaves of your friends tree, the tree is showing a deficiency of magnesium. and perhaps a slight deficiency of manganese. .

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Purchasing citrus seed from on line suppliers is a big gamble, at least 50 percent of the time, or higher, such seeds are already dead and never germinate.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:14:25 PM »
Greg N nice to see you again. Its been a while.  Regards

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