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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: cold hardy Citrus for zone 7b?
« on: Today at 09:46:51 PM »
luckycloud, welcome to the forum, glad to have you as a member.  Owari is a great tree, and quite hardy. A portable greenhouse and  Christmas lights should take care of most cold nights in 7b temperature zone.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Satsuma
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:21:12 AM »
As a follow up to Mr. Texas post.  Citrus fruits only on new wood.  Pruning removes the new wood, therefore a pruned branch will not fruit.  Normally citrus trees are not pruned, except to remove a branch that is occupying the same space as another branch, or just to keep the tree low.  Any pruning reduces the tree's crop.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Good greenhouse management site
« on: February 16, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
From reading the article (and thank you for posting the article), both systems, fan and wet pad, and fan and fogging work best in hot dry locations such as Arizona, as it is written in the article --  " The high-pressure fog works best in a dry climate, he says. If the outside air is humid and hot, the cooling capacity of an evaporative cooling system is very limited to just a couple of degrees Celsius."   What about a humid area such as Brian's ?   Here in Colorado, the area is a dry area, and evaporative cooling works really great, and I assume fogging would also.  I use what is called a wet wall evaporative system, which works wonders during the summer months.  Brain, does your greenhouse have roof vents?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:26:55 PM »
The Saint Teresa lemon is a great lemon variety.

Lonerlc1, your trees have no leaf drop because you are keeping your trees in balance.  Low root zone temperature and low, leaf temperature equals no, or little leaf drop.  Higher root zone temperature plus higher leaf temperature equals no, or little leaf drop.  Low root zone temperature and HIGH leaf temperature equals big time leaf drop.  Balance is the key.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:56:49 PM »
Luak, I told both scions not to be afraid, that they were going to a nice home, and would be made welcome. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »
Citradia,  it is because the Valentine pummelo is not a real pummelo.  It is a hybrid (Siamese Sweet pummelo x ( Ruby’ blood orange x 'Dancy). The red coloration is from the pigment anthocyanins, the same pigment that colors a Moro blood orange.  Anthocyanins need cold temperatures to turn red.  A Moro blood orange grown in a warm atmosphere will not be a red fruit, but rather a blond orange.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: hydroponic citrus?
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:48:18 PM »
It seems to me that would be possible for very small trees, but extremely difficult for larger trees.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Swamp Lemon Adventure!
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »
Ilya11, I don't know anything about Terry..

Citrus General Discussion / Saint Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:09:26 AM »
On this Valentine's day I went out to the greenhouse a picked a large Valentine Pummelo, for breakfast.  The pummelo was very red, very juicy,  very delicious, and very appropriate for the occasion.. Happy Valentines day.

Mr. Texas I believe your south Texas location is to warm for the fruit to turn red.

Tony, perhaps other members of this forum would like to purchase so  low biuret Urea from you.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Long term cold hardy citrus breeding project
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:43:51 PM »
Zitrusgaertner, I'm not sure on European regulations, perhaps someone living in the EU can answer your question.  I know in the USA seeds can be sent anywhere.

Tony I use a 3-gallon Solo sprayer. With 3 gallons I sprayed two large trees, a Cara Cara, and Saint Teresa Lemon. Medium sized Valentine pummelo, Dekopon, Marsh grapefruit, Ponkan all of which are planted in the ground., plus 9 or 10 container tees.   You don't have to over due it just wet the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf.  NOTE:  NEVER spray a citrus tree with anything during the heat of the day.  Spray in the morning or evenings, or on cloudy days.  You can spray when the temperature will stay under 80-F.

Lately there has been quite a few citrus varieties crossed with the Moro Blood orange to obtain red fleshed fruit.  The Red Clementine was hot here a couple months ago.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Swamp Lemon Adventure!
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:52:02 AM »
Perhaps you should go back in the summer when the trees of the area are in foliage and perhaps fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: When to Pick Moro Blood Orange?
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:17:06 AM »
Mark sorry for the damage to your plants,   Keep an eye on the trees, as there is a good chance that they will come back.  Do no do any pruning at this time, there is plenty of time to do that .

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: US 80-5 citrumelo
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:24:41 PM »
Try looking for a Will Taylor from Athens, Tennessee on Face Book, you can also look on the Internet white pages  for Will Taylor in Tenn.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Swamp Lemon Adventure!
« on: February 11, 2018, 02:30:21 PM »
Yes, I remember a few articles several months back, about the swamp lemon, and the "exact" location of where to locate a source for it.

Vlad, if your fruits are already flowering it is too late, try next year. In my greenhouse, I set the thermostat at 55-F for the entire winter, and the day time temperature is whatever it is due to the sun light.

It is common acidic acid.  Put on sticky taps it attracts Male (and female) psyillids and kills them.

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