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Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand Lemon tree
« on: Today at 03:10:30 PM »
It's a really a great tree.  You can eat the fruit of the New Zealand Lemonade tree out of hand directly from the tree.

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I looked on Whitney Farms web site and did not see a 10 percent N organic fertilizer, nor one with a 5-1-3 nutrient ratio.  Organic fertilizers would be acceptable with in ground trees,  because of the high content of organisms in the soil that break down organic fertilizers making them available to plants, but not for container grown trees.  This is because the medium in containers does not contain the required organisms that can break down organic fertilizers, thus they do not become available to the plant.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated pink lemon tree tips?
« on: October 21, 2018, 08:57:05 PM »
Empoweredandalone wrote.... "Lots of organic fertilizers now come with higher nitrogen that citrus needs".  What organic fertilizer has high nitrogen levels?  I've never seen one.

Citrus generally absorbs nutrients in a 5-1-3 ratio, meaning for every 5 parts nitrogen the tree also takes up 1 part phosphorous and 3 parts potassium.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:37:01 AM »
Thanks Citradia.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated pink lemon tree tips?
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:29:53 PM »
Doctor Citrus, welcome to the forum, Hope to see you around  here for a long time.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:43:57 AM »
Stan, as with past Expo's,  has the Valdosta Expo arranged rooms at a certain hotel?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: HELP! Root Rot
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
I would remove the tree from the container, and remove all the roots that have rotted. Then replant the tree into a fast draining medium with good aeration.   Since the tree has already dropped much of its leaves, you should not have to cut the top of the plant back.   If you can remove the remaining old medium with causing further damage I would also recommend doing so. The best to you and to your tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:10:37 PM »
Tahitian lime is vigorous, sets a lot of fruit, is seedless, and is normally picked while it is still green (before it turns yellow).  In my opinion the best lime of all. Tahitian lime is a very round fruit, much more so than a lemon, and should be very easy to tell apart from an Eureka even if both are a mature yellow.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:29 PM »
Kumquat would be very low on my list as a rootstock.  Actually I have never read nor heard of kumquat ever being used as a rootstock.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow In Colorado
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
Checked my in ground Flying Dragon  noted in my above post after it went through the recent snow storm.  The low during the night of the storm was 12-F.  No damage at all - none.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:32:33 PM »
So Laaz are you saying the seeds popped out, or were pulled out due to bird damage??

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Why do you want to grow this cultivar?  Is it for root stock seedlings?   It wonl't be very good to eat.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: symptoms of lack of sun exposure
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:25:05 PM »
Tree vigor low, leaves growing in a downward hanging position
Full color development of fruit can be delayed as much as 45 days after the fruit reaches legal maturity
Smaller size fruit
Smaller harvest
Reduced foliage growth
reduced root growth


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1dEG3aQa7E

Once again a VERY BIG thank you to Dan Willey (Fruitmentor) for this TWO YEARS of  work to bring us this video.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
They seem a little big, but they look like seeds. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow In Colorado
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:45:49 PM »
luak, your citrus are fine looking containers trees.  You can be proud of them for sure.  Nice job growing.

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Citrus General Discussion / Snow In Colorado
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:23:11 PM »
We are getting snow today here at my place.  Currently the temperature is 18-F (-8 C) and will get colder when the sun sets.  Four or five weeks ago I planted a Flying Dragon Poncirus out side next to the south wall of one of my barns.  The elevation here is 5,240 feet  (1747 m) so our winters can be quite cold.  This will be a good test for the survivability of the in ground Flying Dragon tree.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: hybrids with precocious Poncirus
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:49:54 PM »
I just received a very nice early flowering Poncirus from Laaz.  I also had 6 trees of the standard dwarf Flying Dragon Poncirus in pots.  I planted one in the ground outside my barn near its south facing wall, and tossed the rest into the compost pile,

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Stopped by Stan's today.
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:37:46 PM »
Its sad that something like that happened to such a nice guy.  Guess at temperature as low as 8F, Stan's mini spray system was not enough to save his trees.  I probably will see him at this years Southern Citrus Expo in Valdosta, GA.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock id
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:04:38 PM »
What is a peptada?  I've never heard of the word.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Fast flowering trifoliata
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:06:09 PM »
Just received a Fast Flowering Trifoliate Poncirus from Laaz.  It is a nice looking plant so I'm guessing it should have flowers within the year.  Also ordered some Red Lime trees which I potted into some Root Maker Air Root Pruning Pots. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snek ́s citrus container plantation
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:01:04 PM »
Snek, you have enough fruit on your trees to go into the grocery business

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Kumquats taste better with age?
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »
of all the Kumquats Meiwa is by favorite, Changshu is my next best choice.  Almost all citrus become better tasting with the age of the tree.   Kumquats should also.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container soil mix.
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:09:04 PM »
Using both a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote, and a water soluble fertilizer like Peters 25-5-15 greatly reduces the feast and famine cycle of just relying on a water soluble fertilizer.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What’s up with my orange tree?
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:31:19 AM »
It must have been sprayed at the nursery. It certainly looks like spray residue.

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