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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:32:27 PM »
Happy Easter to all.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:33:41 PM »
Any you could spare?  I am located in Baldwin County also.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Q
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:26:07 AM »
Petals from the Past had them available at the store, did not see them online.  If you could call you migjht be able to order them that way and have it shipped.  They are on flying dragon which is a good cold hardy dwarfimg rootstock.  Like all satsumas, they have a weeping habit.  I also picked up a miyagawa and a China 9 at the same time there.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Q
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:25:06 AM »
Petals from the Past had them available at the store, did not see them online.  If you could call you migjht be able to order them that way and have it shipped.  They are on flying dragon which is a good cold hardy dwarfimg rootstock.  Like all satsumas, they have a weeping habit.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:59:34 PM »
Looking for a source that can ship out of FL or that comes from outside of FL.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:09:34 PM »
I have been unable to locate any sugar belles.  Does anyone know a source for a grafted sugar belle (Harris Citrus does not have it available) or seeds?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardry Grapefuit/Pommelos
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:50:46 AM »
My young, first year in ground oro blanco grapefruit withstood 16 degrees (-8.89 degrees celcius) one night and 17 degrees (-8.33 celcius) the next night.  It lost all leaves and the new green growth it has looks fried, but the mature growth is still alive.

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Hit 16 degrees one night and 17 the next.  I believe all survived above the mounded dirt with only leaf loss and small twig dieback including red grapefruit, navel, and minneola tangelo.  I didnt offer any protection other than mounding dirt above graft line to ensure scion survival and hosing the ground with water prior to midnight to have add a little extra warmth. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon Tree
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:48:33 PM »
For a quick way to throw some protection on the stem above the graft line, i make at least a foot diameter circle around the trunk with cardboard and fill it with dirt as high as i can.  I then pack it so there is not a gap when the tree sways in the wind between the trunk and dirt.  It looks this far as most of my trees have pulled through with multiple nights around 20, one down to 16, and one to 17.  There is some damage but it does not appear to have killed any above the dirt.  A lemonquat looks to have taken significant damage.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: HLB Getting Worse in California
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:32:42 PM »
Unfortunately without a cure I do not see the spread of HLB in California slowing down.  There just isn't enough of cold temperature drops to decrease the ACP population.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root stock quality??
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:46:52 PM »

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Does anyone know any source for the lilly pilly in the U.S.?

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Justfruitsandexotics have a few satsumas including xie shan.  Its in northern florida.

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I cant tell you anything about Orlando, but i abhore almost all citrus from California as it never tastes good but somehow i am never disappointed with a minneola from there.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Anyone growing olives?
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
I have all arbequina.  They started off slow but are growing a lot faster now.  I have had a few olives here and there bit not enough for a harvest yet.  They dont seem to have issues with the cold at all.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: White stringy substance on my limequat
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:54:13 PM »
Neem oil/insecticial soap kills the acp and its nymphs.  I dont think you can grow citrus without the soil drench imidacloprid in central and south florida due to how pervasive citrus greening is.  I dont know what people are doing in your region but there are some on this forum that do have citrus growing there.  I

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: White stringy substance on my limequat
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:52:36 PM »
That appears to be the asian citrus psyllid nymphs feeding on your tree.  The white strings is their excretement.  Do not let these remain on your tree as these spread citrus greening.

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74155.html

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat varieties update
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
I dont know if there is a difference between a sunquat and a lemonquat, but I am a big fan of the lemonquat.  It is my favorite lemon by far, even over a store bought lemonade lemon.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: HELP! Sick trees!
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:35:59 AM »
Leafminers come back every year here but dont become active until May or June.  All growth next year until the leafminers appear will not have the damage to the leaves (citrus leafminers for the most part only attack the new growth).  You can get soil drench pesticides to kill them or just let them be.

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The question is how quickly do the current tests identify whether the tree is infected with HLB?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: HELP! Sick trees!
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:36:30 PM »
Those are citrus leafminers.  Nothing to worry about unless it is a young seedling.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Asian Citrus Psyllid Survival
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:45:23 PM »
Hopefully they will find a solution.  I think the least controversial if they can't cure the disease itself in infected trees would be to either breed specifically for or genetically modify the acp to not transmit the disease and release those insects to breed.

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Is there a specific type of mesh/screen that needs to be used to keep out the acp?  Additionally, if ants transport the acp, how could they be kept out froming coming underneath the screenhouse?

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Aren't the trees kept indoors where the acp can't get to them?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: July 22, 2017, 04:11:13 PM »
I am interested in the white pakistan mulberry.  Any opinions on it? And does anyone know of a source on it (I see justfruits but they haven't had them in stock in a while)?

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