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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Some rare variety hardy seedlings
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:40:37 PM »
lebmung, congratulations, job well done.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Some rare variety hardy seedlings
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:15:21 PM »
It is strange that very few to no one, has any success rooting PT, not even a pro like Fruitmentor but Lebmung has 100% take.

Luak, your trees always look healthy.  You do a great job caring with them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does my citrus have HLB?
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:39:00 PM »
Jessg333, its your tree and you certainly can care for your tree as you wish.  However, citrus are very heavy feeders requiring more nutrition than other types of trees.  I can tell you your tree will do much much much better using a conventional fertilizer.  Citrus absorb nutrition in a ratio of 5-1-3, meaning 5 parts nitrogen, 1 part phosphorous and 3 parts potassium.  Therefore, what ever fertilizer you chose to use be sure it is highest in nitrogen and potassium.  The best to you and your tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing citrus in pots
« on: March 21, 2019, 03:22:15 PM »
What is the makeup of a "gray sand soil "?  Containerized citrus trees absolutely require to be grown in a well draining aerated medium.  There are several commonly used mediums, but the number one used medium for container plants is a 5-1-1 which is 5 parts bark, one part peat and one part builders sand (some use perlite in place of sand).  Newer growers of citrus should not feel badly about losing a tree or two, as the average life of a container citrus tree is less than two years.  However, as one gains knowledge, this changes rapidly.  There are  container citrus trees that are over 100 year old.

It is very difficult to determine problems without seeing good pictures of the tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:24:13 PM »
behlgarden, are you sure about leafminer on the tree's first flush of the year?  Seanny is correct in that the leaf miner does not attack until the second flush. 

Some would say yes, they are worthy to grow, especially Calamondin.  I am not one of them

Cold Hardy Citrus / Pepsi To Add Yuzu To Its Drink
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:29:26 PM »
Pepsi, through its partnership with local distributor Suntory, has also offered special flavors just for Japan. Now, this spring, Pepsi Japan is set to roll out its newest creation, featuring one of Japanís most delicious and refreshing traditional seasonings. Pepsi was impressed at how many Japanese desserts manage to provide a burst of sweetness that seamlessly transitions into a clean, crisp finish, and one way they do this is with yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit.

Yuzuís flavor falls somewhere between an orange and a lemon, sharper than former but not as intrusive as the later. While the fruit is rarely eaten directly, itís popular flavoring for cakes, dumplings, and sweet bean jams, and now Pepsi is promising a crisp, satisfying yuzu aftertaste for Pepsi Japan Cola.

Look at Page - large leaves small fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rust mites on blood oranges
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:53:31 PM »
Rust mites causes damage to the peel, however the inside of the fruit is not affected by the mite.  You should be able to rid the mites with a good horticultural oil spray.  Spay early in the morning.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: March 16, 2019, 02:40:27 PM »
The best of luck with your pummelo seedling Florian.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honey Pomelo seedlings
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:41:30 PM »
Pummelo, in Switzerland would take at a minimum of 10+ years.  Also pummelos require a year around climate with high heat and plenty of sunshine to develop good tasting fruit, which will be very difficult in your area.

Of the trees that I have, I rate them in order:  Grapefruit, Valentine pummelo, Cara Cara navel, Dekopon,, New Zealand Lemonade, Ponkan all of which are in ground trees.  The rest (lemon varieties, mandarins, kumquats, )  fall into the OK class.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is the BEST Lemon Variety?
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:23:05 AM »
I have a large in ground Saint Teresa lemon (named after Saint Teresa of Avila).  As Kelly wrote, it is indeed a good tasting lemon, but I would say it is not any better, nor any worse than Eureka or Lisbon.  In my opinion,, although Meyer is a large producer, it is a poor substitute for an actual lemon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best roostock for potted citrus
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:00:44 PM »
Trees on trifoliate have good to excellent internal fruit quality with all common scions.  Fruit typically have high solids, acids and juice content. I have various citrus cultivars on Flying Dragon, and there fruits are all of normal size.  .

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is the BEST Lemon Variety?
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:22:02 AM »
Either Lisbon or Eureka lemon.  For lime it is surely Bearass.

Just an old leaf.  A citrus leaf has a life span of approximately 18 - 20 months. When a leaf is no longer able to carry out all that is demanded by the tree it is quickly discarded.  There is no welfare program for old leaves.  For citrus trees the time of greatest leaf fall is during the tree's blooming period.

Your new tree is one of the best new nursery trees that I have seen.  Most new nursery trees are only a tenth (or even smaller) than the size of your newest tangelo.  As you live in Florida, aren't you concerned about Citrus greening (HLB)?

Citrus General Discussion / World Orange Production
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:39:34 AM »
In the 2018/19 season, the world's orange production will increase by 4.2 million tons compared to the previous year and reach 51.8 million tons.

In my opinion a good conventional fertilizer is by far the best method for growing citrus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« on: March 01, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
One further note:  From the very first sign of flowering, never let the tree's root system go dry.  Doing so will quickly cause the drop of most or even all flowers greatly reducing the crop.

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