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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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nitrogen deficiency?
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:58:42 PM »
I don't think I would spry an in ground citrus tree with urea, or other nitrogen sources, in October. Especially in an area as susceptible to cold freezing weather as Citradia's location.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Aust. Bloodlime seedlings.
« on: October 05, 2018, 05:15:28 PM »
Your a good salesman Laaz.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What’s up with my orange tree?
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:53:27 PM »
Just looks like water or spray spots to me.  No real harm to the tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nitrogen deficiency?
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:11:44 PM »
As Laaz wrote above, my in ground Trifoliate tree is starting to turn yellow.. After all it is October.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this phytophthora?
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:24:04 PM »
It is not Phytophthora. Twig dieback is associated with a number of factors. The greatest contributing factor is rapid water loss from young tissues.  Rapid water loss is usually caused by high temperatures, wind, and low humidity.  Root problems, including those associated with cold and water logged soils, nutritional deficiencies especially zincc, insects, and diseases can also contribute.

Citrus General Discussion / Ratio Of Blooms To Harvestable Fruit In Citrus
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:36:00 PM »
In general, citrus trees bloom profusely in spring, but only a small number of flowers become fruit that stay on the tree and reach maturity until harvest. In sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), for example, less than 1 percent of flowers turn into harvestable mature fruit

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor citrus/fruit tree grow lights?
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:16:54 AM »
I don't know what the cost difference is between using metal halide vs LED.  I really don't care what it is, as I'm after the best growth, not cost.  People probably spend 100 times more money than any additional cost of lighting on soda drinks, or alcohol.  In my estimation it is of no concern.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grapefruit that grows outside in England
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:19:40 PM »
The picture of the cut fruit, looks like a pummelo due to the thickness of the peel.  I grow an in ground Marsh grapefruit, which has much larger pulp cavity.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with my meyer lemon
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:09:58 PM »
TFN  I was thinking the same thing.  It does look like insect damage.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor citrus/fruit tree grow lights?
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:06:18 PM »
I have always used a 1000 watt HID metal halide light, along with heating cables in the soil set at 80-F.  It is true metal halide uses more power, and thus is more expensive to use than LED but I really don't care at all about the cost.   Normally I set the HID light about 2-3 inches above the top of the tree.   Every year the tree produces 5 flushes of growth in a year when both root zone heat and light are used.  I normally turn on the light a half hour before sun set, and turn the light off around 10.30 to 11 O'clock when I retire for the night.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container soil mix.
« on: September 27, 2018, 08:55:35 PM »
Laaz, many years ago, due to your recommendation I started using Miracle Grow Garden soil.  I also add large size perlite to it.   You have never steered me wrong ever since I have known you,  I'll plant up some citrus and pineapples in the 50/50 Garden soil and turface and give it a try.  Thanks for the recommendation.  Once again it is great having you on the forum.  Take care my friend.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: finger lime
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:54:31 PM »
Water stress of citrus will it self cause flowering.  Noting else is required.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Big Jump Forward In Greening Cure?
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:57:44 PM »

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Potential breakthrough could help against citrus greening
As citrus greening continues to devastate Florida's citrus crop, researchers think they've discovered a way to gain new insights into the disease, which, in turn, could help the industry finally defeat it.

So far, researchers have been unable to isolate the bacteria that causes greening; to study the disease researchers have been forced to grow trees, then study their roots. But now, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is reporting promise in rapidly culturing and reproducing the pathogens and microbes that cause the disease in the laboratory.

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