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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lights????
« on: Today at 11:44:38 AM »
....>The strengthening of trees by a gentle wind from a fan is a myth<....

Mark, I will have to disagree with your statement.  However, the key word of disagreement is the word "gentle", depending on what your definition of gentle is in your sentence.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 23, 2017, 10:31:10 PM »
Louisport, too bad you did not mention wanting a Dekpon seed before the Citrus Expo.  The Dekopon on the judging table had a couple plump seeds.  I could have taken one and sent it to you.   I have two Dekopon trees, one growing in the ground, and one as a container tree.  If I find a seed I'll post it here.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:53:16 PM »
Dekopon is a fantastic tasting fruit.

In and around Savannah, Spanish moss is in just about ever tree that is not maintained by the owner.

The Agriculture Department is expected to allow Florida citrus growers to start using a genetically engineered Tristeza virus to protect trees from citrus greening disease in early 2019. USDA is planning to issue a statewide permit once the virus is ready, likely in January 2019.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:58:46 AM »
Is the Nishiki Tada actually a real Yuzu without seeds, or is it just called a yuzu?

Citradia, wasn't the best of show a mandarin, submitted by a woman that had never submitted any fruit in her entire life before?

 Next year's expo will be held in Valdosta, Georgia. Normally citrus trees of all varieties are available at the Expos, but due to the Citrus Greening quarantine, attendees could only purchase a tree that would stay within the state of Georgia.  No trees could be removed outside the quarantine area.  Had a great time and met many old friends.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost / Orange Frost Satsuma?
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:34:56 PM »
Normally a Satsuma starts producing quality fruit at 5 years of age.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Budwood in Texas
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:23:43 PM »
Phil, when the time gets near the next grafting class, please post this again so that any member that wishes to attend will be reminded. Thanks.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kaffir Lime tree assistance
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:18:29 PM »
According to Dr. Manners a citrus fruit obtains all of its energy form the 3 closest leaves to the fruit.  It sounds like your tree might have been holding more fruit than it had leaves.  Therefore, removing the fruit will avail all the energy that the fruit would have used to the tree.  Under watering a tree can be almost as bad as over watering the tree. Citrus do not eat, they only drink.  Never let your tree set in the water collector tray when the try has water in it.  Empty the tray.  Also, because your tree is having problems, raise the SOIL temperature up to 70-F (21.1-C)  Because the room is at 21-C doesn't mean the containers soil is at 21-C.  Use a soil thermometer and check it.  If the tree's foliage is in a window in direct sun light, then the container needs to be in direct sun light also. Please let this forum know how your tree is progressing

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lights????
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:56:42 PM »
My greenhouse is 32-ft. W X 72-ft. L X 11-ft. H.  I have five 21" box fans running 24 seven.

Fyliu, your correct the heat treatment does not permanently cure the tree, rather it greatly reduces the disease in the tree temperately. The heat treatment will need to be done again and again.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root stock quality??
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:01:30 AM »
cowboy, that is good information. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Warm Water For Winter Greenhouse Irrigation
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:45:35 PM »
I conducted an experiment today.  I placed a pail of rain water that was collected from the 55-gallon drums outside, and moved it into the greenhouse, but in an area where it received no sunlight.  When the water was bought into the greenhouse this morning the water temperature was 38-F.  At 1:15-PM the black pails setting in the sun along the inside greenhouse south wall had a temperature of 74-F. and the pail that received no sunlight, but only some residual internal greenhouse heat was 57-F.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root stock quality??
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:01:30 PM »
Who told you that Carrizo citrange is not a good root stock for Meiwa?  A Carrizo/Meiwa graft should do well, and C-35 citrange should do well also.  Carrizo will produce a larger tree than C-35, and also some what larger sized fruit.  All of my Kumquats are growing on Flying Dragon (only because FD is my rootstock of choice).  One frequently hears Kumquats don't do well on their own roots, but I know some people who have them on their own roots, and so far so good, however grafted on trifoliate is the rootstock of choice.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomelo - citrus maxima strange leaves
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:21:26 PM »
Looking great.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root stock quality??
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:16:08 PM »
Volkameriana, a hybrid between lemon and sour range, is a vigorous growing root stock. All vigorous growing root stocks produce fruit of lesser quality. Trifoliate is the root stock of choice for a Meiwa Kumquat.  Volkameriana is OK for trees producing sour tasting fruits, but otherwise it  produces poorer quality fruit. It also produces fruit with lesser quality juice. I certainly would not say that the fruit of your Meiwa will turn out to be bad fruit, just poorer in quality than if the tree was grafted upon trifoliate.  You could certainly air layer layer, or graft onto a different rootstock, or do nothing.  If your really concerned it might be easier to simply purchase a new tree growing on a trifoliate rootstock.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Warm Water For Winter Greenhouse Irrigation
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:01:40 PM »
Vlad, the greenhouse temperature all depends on the day, and how sunny.  My greenhouse is at an elevation of 5,440-ft so the sunlight is quite strong. On a sunny day the temperature starts out about 45 to 50-F and  can eventually reach anywhere from 60 to 80-F

Johnny, the heat treatment has been known for some time now.  There are companies that have heat trucks with tents that unfold off the back of the truck out over two trees at a time.  Stem is released into the tent  to supply the heat to the trees.  These trucks can treat two trees in about  3-5 minutes, and then it moves down the row to the next trees.

Citrus General Discussion / Warm Water For Winter Greenhouse Irrigation
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:04:58 PM »
I collect rain/snow water off of two large barns into one hundred 55-gallon open top drums.  At this time of year the collected water is quite cold, some mornings even a little ice. I  painted ten 3.5 gallon plastic pales black, which I fill with the rain water each morning, and set them inside the greenhouse flush against the inside south wall of the greenhouse to absorb the sun's light heating the water.  By noon on sunny days the water is 70 - 80-F. which I then use to water the 10 container tomatoes. citrus trees, pineapples and other plants.  This gives me 35 gallons of warm water every day.

Michael, did the tube say how many wasps were in the tube?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kaffir Lime tree assistance
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:56:36 AM »
Sonny is correct on the fruit.  Remove the fruit from the tree.  The tree is in no condition to share it energy trying to develop fruit.  Get a soil thermometer so you can keep track of the temperature of the medium.  Make sure the medium the tree is growing in is FREE draining this allows oxygen to enter the soil, and the CO2 given off by the roots to exit.   Make sure the tree is getting PLENTY light. Lastly, raise the medium/root zone's temperature up to 70-F (21C) and keep it there 

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