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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container soil mix.
« on: September 27, 2018, 03:33:10 PM »
i mix 50/50 miracle grow garden soil and evergreen soil conditioner.

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The study only used 3 different rootsocks, of the 3, swingle was the best.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:14:59 AM »
Does anyone know the cold hardiness of "australian" mulberry?

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Mulberry Thread.
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:46:07 PM »
Just had my first taste of "Australian" mulberry. The tree is barely 3ft tall and was dormant until the last maybe 6-7 weeks. Looking at google images they are similarly shaped  and ripe colored like "White Shahtoot". They were delicious. Very sweet and delicate with a hint of melon/cantaloupe. Got it from TopTropicals so who knows what it really is.

I got one hoping it is the Pakistan White.  I just got it.  It is a difficult one to find.

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I don't know what your definition of cold hardy is, but I have some seedlings that I grew out from fruit that I collected from the Oak Hammock Trail at the Canaveral National Seashore many years ago.  All but one had only leaf loss last winter when we hit 16 degrees one night and several other nights close to that.  I believe they all are wild oranges, although one or two could possibly be white grapefruit (most likely duncan) as I lost track of what each seedling was.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:16:02 PM »
Would like to attend.  If it was a little closer I would.  It sounds like a fun time.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:32:18 PM »
Got my trees today and already have them in the ground. Had to go pick them up from carrier or they would have stayed in truck all day and night until tomorrow. These are not quite as big as the ones I usually get, but nice looking trees. Let us know what you think when yours arrive.  I have always enjoyed dealing with Brite Leaf.

TFN

Got them today, had 4 in all.  They are decent sized for mail order/price.  I got the sugar belle and the kishu in the groumd today. Still jave to plant the marsh grapefruit and glenn navel.  Found a sunburst tangerine locally on clearance today as well.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:30:24 PM »
Mine will arrive Thursday, they were shipped out today.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: June 25, 2018, 10:21:20 PM »
Here is an article that has some info on sugar belle for northern florida:

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Sugar Belle: Sugar Belle was derived from a Clementine x Minneola Honey Belle cross. This mandarin hybrid is perhaps the most cold hardy of all non-satsumas in our trial. It produces a very attractive, bell-shaped fruit that is very high in sugar. It also is slightly higher in acid than is optimal. Fruit can have quite a few seeds when grown in a mixed block with citrus that can serve as pollinizers. Ripening date is November thru December. Sugar Belle could be considered for north Florida.
http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/ufifas-evaluating-cold-hardy-citrus-varieties-for-the-panhandle/


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All of my trees are flourishing except for this one, which actually started new growth and I am hoping whatever fungus ia attacking it has ceased.  Its some type of fungal disease i think but dont know which one and what spray to use to resolve it permanently.  All of my trees are in the ground.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:40:24 PM »
They have Kishu on rubidoux? Now I have to add another tree to my order..Lol

Have they contacted you about shipping your order yet?

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Yes you are right.
The disease is not defeated.
But the high temperature has a similar effect on bactery as fever in human body.
Reducing damatically the bacterial titer (concentration) in vegetative area boosts tree energy pushing  it to flush.
According to bibliography the effect is just temporary lasting for about 24 months.
Better than nothing, before the treatment the tree has been "paralyzed" for more than one year....

The question is, if you do it again in another 24 months will it get the tree back in shape again for another 24 months?  Additionally, what about the roots that are affected by HLB, does it reduce the bacteria in the roots so the roots can rejuvenate?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: More HLB In California
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:03:07 PM »
Without a cure, California is in trouble as far as citrus goes due to the lack of freezing winters combined with the frequency if planted citrus trees.  The only thing they can do is delay it, hopefullt a cure is found soon.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 29, 2018, 10:40:25 PM »
It is a variety of trifoliate rootstock, not a hybrid like swingle.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 29, 2018, 02:20:31 PM »
Thanks for the tip I got a sugar belle kishu and Marsh grapefruit ordered today on rubidoux

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 28, 2018, 02:23:12 PM »
Are they open today?

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The tree was subsantially larger before the record freezes we had this past winter but still had the same issue.  What disease is this?  It pits holes in the leaves and kills new growth.  What can i do to get rid of it permanently?  Ive tried copper sprays but it didnt solve it.





Underside of leaves:


Topside:






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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 26, 2018, 09:42:06 PM »
Thanks for the offer.  If this falls through i will definitely get some seeds from you

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:55:15 PM »
Did they tell you approximately when?  Thanks for the info!

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I dont believe flying dragon nursery can ship outside the state of florida.

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Petals from the Past in Jemison, AL.  There is a better selection including xie shan at the nursery.  You may be able to call and order it that way as the website does not have it.

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I could be wrong but I believe all citrus in Florida must be purchased in the State and you are not allowed to graft your own any longer.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:32:27 PM »
Happy Easter to all.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: The Official "Blueberry Tree" thread.
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:33:41 PM »
Any you could spare?  I am located in Baldwin County also.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Q
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:26:07 AM »
Petals from the Past had them available at the store, did not see them online.  If you could call you migjht be able to order them that way and have it shipped.  They are on flying dragon which is a good cold hardy dwarfimg rootstock.  Like all satsumas, they have a weeping habit.  I also picked up a miyagawa and a China 9 at the same time there.

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