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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Carport Cover
« Last post by hardyvermont on December 13, 2018, 10:52:40 PM »
Millet, The tree came from Stan.  It grew very well this past year, now that a large enough solution has been found.

Citradia, Harbor Freight sells those carports everywhere.  The frame is steel and the material is heavy duty.  They should work just fine under several inches of snow. 
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Trimming My Pakistani Mulberry Tree - Ideas?
« Last post by roblack on December 13, 2018, 10:45:59 PM »
Assuming Pakistani is like Fl overbearing, sticks from the size of twigs smaller than pencils all the way up to sticks fatter than your thumb should work fine. From 8 inches to 3 feet or more long has worked for me. Just stick em in the dirt and keep moist. Pull all the leaves off, or maybe leave half of one or 2. They root very easily.

Also, I would chop that tree all the way down to 8 feet or less. See if you can leave a collection of leaves still on the tree, but probably wouldn't matter. You could always cut more after the tree starts bouncing back.  It will most likely bush out like crazy and give you tons of berries. Even if it bites the dust, you will have plenty of new trees to take its place. Berries at 60 feet, or even 15, won't do you much good unless you've got a fantastic hi altitude berry harvesting technique.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bananas in 9B NorCal: Variety Inquiry
« Last post by zephian on December 13, 2018, 10:44:04 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the replies.

When is usually the best time to get pups? Early spring? Mine seem to spread like weeds all year...
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Another rewarding Borneo fruit trip
« Last post by ben mango on December 13, 2018, 10:18:49 PM »
Youíre welcome bush2beach and thanks Future
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bananas in 9B NorCal: Variety Inquiry
« Last post by Brebarian on December 13, 2018, 09:53:49 PM »
Yep, Gold Finger is FHIA-01. I'm growing it in coastal 9B/10A and it does very well. It seems to thrive on neglect, has delicious bananas and never needs supporting. I'm planning on adding dwarf namwah and dwarf brazilian next year.

Check out http://webebananas.com/culture.html. At the very bottom of that webpage is Joe Real's cold-hardy list for reference. California Gold is regarded as the most cold-hardy edible banana, so I believe the list is accurate.

I would also head over to www.bananas.org and search there. There's an entire sub-forum dedicated to cold-hardy bananas, both edible and ornamental.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Please help me save this M4 mango tree
« Last post by Orkine on December 13, 2018, 09:52:21 PM »
Have you considered grafting the Alphonso and perhaps 2 of your other varieties onto your 15 footer, making it a cocktail tree with 3 or 4 varieties?
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« Last post by Isaac-1 on December 13, 2018, 09:36:10 PM »
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, I have looked at the information out there online and in many case evidence of greening does not seem to be clearly defined in the online guides, and there is great variation in the example photos that show greening on fruit.

In my reading on HLB I had missed the tendency of them to turn orange on the top half first, some of my fruit on this one tree are bit green blotchy but tend to favor green on the top half.  My concern was primarily based on this only occurring on the one tree, and not any of my other Satsumas, though each one is a different variety, this one has thicker more pebbly skin and often more pear shaped fruit, it is also usually the least flavorful of my trees, though the one with the largest fruit.
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Carport Cover
« Last post by Millet on December 13, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
Nice looking tree.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« Last post by Millet on December 13, 2018, 08:22:57 PM »
No not Greening.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« Last post by Citradia on December 13, 2018, 08:19:52 PM »
As you know, satsumas are ripe and ready to harvest when still a little green. I think your fruit looks normal. I have been harvesting mine with some green areas still in peel/skin and itís good. HLB infected fruit mature from the calyx button down instead of from bottom up; if HLB, the top half of fruit will be yellow/orange with the bottom part of fruit is green.
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