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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Who Was This Member
« on: Today at 11:33:28 AM »
OK, I got it.  I'm a little slow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: Today at 11:29:30 AM »
Laaz, I agree that grapefruit are a heat loving variety.  However, this tree is grown inside a large greenhouse, with day time temperatures in the 80s and night temperatures never fall below 55-F.  Anyway, we shall see what we shall see.  I'm interested in tasting the next fruit.  The reason I grow Marsh, which is a seedless white variety, is because I like white grapefruit.  These days all one can find in stores are red grapefruit varieties.

Citrus General Discussion / Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
My white Marsh Seedless Grapefruit was planted in the ground December 2014. So it nearing 5 years old.  It sets plenty fruit, which are getting better as the tree ages.   Most members have heard to let grapefruit hang on the tree at least until March to improved a grapefruit's taste. I picked a couple in March, and the fruit still quite bitter due to the tree's young age.  I picked a second one early in May, and the taste had improved.  Most all of the fruit are still attached to the tree today (June 15).. I am going to pick one tomorrow (Fathers day) and give it a try. Will report back.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Who Was This Member
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:44:17 PM »
I don't think SoCal2warm and Sanguinelo (from the old forum) are the same person.  Sanguinelo was a European.

Kelly, you can apply the MgSO4 by either soil or foliar spray.  A foliar spray will work faster, but either method should correct the deficiency.  Note although the deficiency becomes corrected, the leaf symptom can remain.

Laaz is certainly correct, the deficiency that Kelly's tree has is most definitely magnesium.  It can be corrected by dissolving 2- 3 oz. of Epsom Salts (MgSO4) in a gallon of WARM water and apply as a foliar spray. .  Do not apply at high temperatures or low humidly.  Apply in the morning or late afternoon,  Can also be applied to the soil's root zone.. 

Of course it all about money.  What else, isn't most everything?  However, I for one would prefer a seedless lemon.

Yes, back yard trees are lost every day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:21:59 PM »
I find that a strong spray of just plain water, repeated every evening and dusk for 3 or 4 days works to rid spider mites,  I just place my thumb on the end of the hose and spray the upper and lower leaves and the ground under the tree.  This keeps the tree damp through the night.  Anywhere between 2 to 4 applications at dust has always worked for me.

Organic citrus growers who never use glyphosate, nor other herbicides, are also seeing tree damage, and tree death, from citrus greening disease.

Here is a new lemon for Laaz's collection.

The Wonderful Company BB #:115157, known for its dedication to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands today announced the introduction of a new produce brand, Wonderful Seedless Lemons, a naturally seedless, Non-GMO Project Verified variety of lemon that will debut this fall 2019.
The Wonderful Company owns the exclusive rights to this new, premium quality seedless lemon variety available in North America.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Variegated Thomasville Citrangequat
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:54:54 PM »
G, that would be a  money maker.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Sergiy, you are a master at building an in ground greenhouse.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree not thriving...
« on: June 08, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »
Flying Dragon is also a good rootstock for clay soils.

Laaz, are those seedling from the same seed, or was multiple seeds planted?  What is the cultivar?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: House in greenhouse. Citrus garden
« on: June 05, 2019, 05:11:09 PM »
So what is Quatiro Simferopol.  Is this some special cultivar.   What is the equivalent English name so the membership can identify it?   I've never heard of this fruit name before.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO Dekopon seed
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:03:44 PM »
I have an inground  Dekopon tree, and I get a seed every now and then, but as Puerco_Gringo wrote, the seeds are few and far between. Harvest for my tree is in the late fall.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 04, 2019, 02:38:41 PM »
The year he came to the Citrus Expo, he won the prize for the person that traveled the farthest to attend the Expo.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:09:05 AM »
All hearty citrus trees already have mycorrhizae, otherwise they would not be healthy.  It is believed that it would not  be possible for a tree to take up phosphorous regardless of how much fertilizer you used without mycorrhizae.  Mycorrhizae is ubiquitous, their spores are in the air everywhere. For long term plants like citrus, even if you planted sterilized seed in sterilized ground, as long as the plant was grown in open air, it would become reinfected with mycorrhizae within weeks. (taken from notes by Dr. Manners)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 03, 2019, 09:28:12 PM »
Lebmung, how do you actually know that phosphorous washes away fast.  Do you have the knowledge and equipment to analyze the removal of phosphorous from the medium.  I do not think that phosphorous is easily removed, at least not rapidly.  Citrus roots seem to grow fast enough with a 5-1-3 fertilization.  However, it your trees and you can certainly grow them as you wish.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:59:28 PM »
Citrus absorb nutrients in a 5-1-3 ratio, they do not require a lot of phosphorous.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: House in greenhouse. Citrus garden
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:01:00 AM »
Stripped minneola will not turn red.  Only blood citrus varieties.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: To peel seeds or not to peel..
« on: June 01, 2019, 10:39:10 PM »
the unpeeled seed will also germinate, but of course much slower. l ways peel all my citrus seeds.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 01, 2019, 05:24:51 PM »
Looking at your pictures, I don't see any scale, or bugs of any kind.  I also don't see the symptoms of a nutrient deficiency.  Therefore, the problem must be inside the container.  Citrus and cactus soil is not the best medium to grow a citrus in, despite the name of the product.  If your tree has been in that soil for a year and a half, I believe that the medium has compacted to the point that the roots are starting to be oxygen deprived.   The addition of turface or fir bark chips to such a mix would lighten the medium and would correct this.   I totally agree with Laaz, that a medium either of turface mixed with Miracle Grow Garden Soil (MGGS) would be a much better medium to grow your tree in, or the traditional 5-1-1- mix. One word of caution: not all MGGS is the same in all sections of the country.  Examine the MGGS to insure that it contains a lot of wood chips before you purchase it. Whatever, you need to slip the tree out of the container and examine the trees root structure.   See how much water if being retained and the porosity of the medium.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Who Was This Member
« on: June 01, 2019, 05:08:28 PM »
Sergiy, welcome to the forum, it is great having you as a member.   You should show our members the greenhouse you built.  It amazing.

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