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Title: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: lebmung on March 06, 2020, 06:57:35 AM
I have Yuzu, Keraji, Shekuwasha and Satsuma flowering right now. A bit early by one month compared to other years and I am in zone at the border of 7b/8a. Also Key Lime but that it's flowering continuously.
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Post by: Odenwald on March 06, 2020, 12:03:07 PM
Tangerine, lemon, Surinam Cherry, (red has just started to bloom, whereas black has fruit that is almost ready) blueberry, papaya and Moringa (both bloom all year), Calamondin, Barbados Cherry, Manzano banana, Lemon Cattley Guava, Brodgon Avocado, mangoes - Pickering, Venus, Fairchild, Carrie, Gold Nugget, mulberries, kumquat, grapefruit.
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Post by: brian on March 06, 2020, 04:55:54 PM
Pretty much every citrus tree I have is either just starting to flower or the flowers have started falling
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Post by: spaugh on March 07, 2020, 11:36:32 PM
Everything!
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Post by: giorgosgr on March 08, 2020, 04:01:55 AM
Due to the unusual cold winter only a tangelo i have had indoors, all the other citrus trees need at least one month to start flowering
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Post by: containerman on March 08, 2020, 08:40:41 AM
All 10 varieties of Blueberries, mulberries, as all 12 varieties of mandarins, 3 varieties of oranges, lemon and limes, my 3 varieties of peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, pluerry, all the varieties of grapes are leafing out and so are my 6 varieties of raspberries, 8 varieties of strawberries, thorn-less blackberries, tomatoes and hot peppers are blooming as well. 
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Post by: poncirsguy on March 11, 2020, 06:32:33 PM
only my New Zealand lemonade
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Post by: jim VH on March 12, 2020, 10:56:42 AM
Zero zip nada.

The Flying Dragon might bloom in a week or so.  The Prague Citsuma maybe in late April.  The rest, not until May.
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Post by: SeaWalnut on March 13, 2020, 08:54:57 AM
Eureka lemon.First of the 300 almond trees and soon my whole orchard will be in a heavy bloom.
Pawpaw Prima also,magnolias.
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Post by: giorgosgr on March 14, 2020, 06:44:38 AM
Today the Almonds all began to flower, first flowers on one of my apricot trees, the black diamond plum, all my cornus mas trees, and the red currants have began to flower
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Post by: lebmung on March 17, 2020, 07:07:21 AM
Yuzu
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Post by: Yorgos on March 17, 2020, 03:39:03 PM
All my citrus are blooming except Bloomsweet GF. It had a pretty large crop last year so it might be in its alternate year.  Also persimmon, and peaches are bloomed out with a tons of ping pong ball sized peaches. Need to thin them out.     
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Post by: sunny on March 18, 2020, 11:46:48 PM
My finger lime has hundreds of tiny flowers.
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Post by: lebmung on March 19, 2020, 08:04:56 AM
My finger lime has hundreds of tiny flowers.

I heard many people in Thailand that is not so easy to grow fingerlimes there, many fruit drops.
Title: Re: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: sunny on March 20, 2020, 04:00:56 AM
My finger lime has hundreds of tiny flowers.

I heard many people in Thailand that is not so easy to grow fingerlimes there, many fruit drops.

I have to find out about that, so far so good....i have seen fingerlime tree's of the same size as mine for sale and they had around 10 fruits each. But those looked very chlorotic, mine looks great green.
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Post by: shaneatwell on March 20, 2020, 10:55:42 AM
Noticed my first flower buds on my rose apple grown from seed. plus everything else. citrus, mango, surinam, mulberry, kei apple, fig, white sapote, avo, list goes on. still waiting 8 years later on my sapodilla... what are the chances it was airlayered as advertised.
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Post by: jtnguyen333 on March 20, 2020, 12:13:58 PM
Same here on my alano sapodilla.  I got it may of 2019.  Haven't shown any sign of growth yet.  The owner of Champa where I got it from said it was an airlayered tree.

Noticed my first flower buds on my rose apple grown from seed. plus everything else. citrus, mango, surinam, mulberry, kei apple, fig, white sapote, avo, list goes on. still waiting 8 years later on my sapodilla... what are the chances it was airlayered as advertised.
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Post by: Seanny on March 23, 2020, 07:24:44 PM
Sumo
Kishu
Chandler
Navel
Bearss
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Post by: Yorgos on March 24, 2020, 11:18:45 PM
Oh, well.  The satanic, bushy tailed horde are pretty much taking all my green peaches. History repeats.  Star Ruby grapefruits and oranges (n-33, Moro, sanguneli) are blooming nicely! Loquats are tasting great now! Ujukitsu has more flowers than IV ever seen.  So does Chandler pomelo.
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Post by: Luisport on March 25, 2020, 05:24:06 AM
Everything is flowering!   ;D
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Post by: lebmung on March 25, 2020, 05:44:02 AM
Everything is flowering!   ;D

A month earlier than last year, I wonder if rhe harvest will be early as well
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Post by: Luisport on March 25, 2020, 10:51:23 AM
Everything is flowering!   ;D

A month earlier than last year, I wonder if rhe harvest will be early as well
I'm harvest all kind of oranges! Not pomelo yet...   ::)
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Post by: poncirsguy on March 25, 2020, 08:51:45 PM
My New Zealand lemonade on Seville sour has small flower buds
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Post by: Millet on March 25, 2020, 09:37:51 PM
Poncirusguy, a New Zealand Lemonade tree grafted on a Sour Orange rootstock is very interesting. I like that combination.  I bet that combination will produce a lot of high quality fruit per size of the tree
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Post by: poncirsguy on March 25, 2020, 11:46:12 PM
Thanks  Millet
I forgot to mention that it has 2 lemons about 1/4 yellow.  I will find out in about 1-2 months.  The tree is small in a 6 gallon bucket.
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Title: Re: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: sunny on March 26, 2020, 04:36:36 AM
My finger lime has hundreds of tiny flowers.

I heard many people in Thailand that is not so easy to grow fingerlimes there, many fruit drops.

I easy counted 50 fingerlimes smaller than 1 cm...but they are all gone, now it's hard to even find one from 1 cm...

Oh well, even if i get a few of them it's okay...
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Post by: Ilya11 on March 26, 2020, 11:23:54 AM
One of my FD starts to flower well ahead the others

(https://a.radikal.ru/a07/2003/a5/a11c07ca77db.jpg) (https://radikal.ru)
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Post by: Millet on March 26, 2020, 11:34:41 AM
Ilya11, the FD you show above as being the tree that is comming out of dormancy earlier then your other FDs, then I would assume that it will also be less cold hardy than your other FD trees.
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Post by: Ilya11 on March 26, 2020, 03:59:53 PM
I do not have any problems with cold sensitivities of poncirus here. It is completely hardy in Paris region with the presence of very old trees in the gardens.
Title: Re: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: lebmung on March 26, 2020, 05:11:55 PM
Too bad that nurseries don't graft on Sour Orange anymore. One of the reasons is obvious the tristeza virus. Still outside the subtropical areas it's a good candidate for containers. Obviously rootstock should come only from disinfected seeds, and not from cuttings.
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Post by: Millet on March 26, 2020, 06:28:07 PM
Like lebmung wrote, Sour Orange is a fantastic rootstock, as long as the grower does not live in areas susceptible to tristeza virus.  Sour  Orange has high peel quality, high to very high internal quality, excellent tolerance to Phytophthora, no common incompatibilities except with kumquat & eureka lemon, broad soil adaptation, and as far as it's yield it is generally very similar to that of trees grafted on Carrizo.  One interesting point about trees grated on sour orange rootstock. Where tristeza is wide spread, all trees grafted on sour orange will be likely be killed, EXCEPT LEMONS.
Title: Re: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: lebmung on March 27, 2020, 06:25:56 AM
My finger lime has hundreds of tiny flowers.

I heard many people in Thailand that is not so easy to grow fingerlimes there, many fruit drops.

I had about 40 finger limes last year from a 1 m high tree, none droped. Environment make the difference such as light and humidity.

I easy counted 50 fingerlimes smaller than 1 cm...but they are all gone, now it's hard to even find one from 1 cm...

Oh well, even if i get a few of them it's okay...
Title: Re: What is flowering now for you?
Post by: lebmung on March 27, 2020, 06:27:26 AM
Yuzu flowers, the tree is only 60 cm high with around 45 flowers. Vrey thorny 8cm long thorns like nails.

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Post by: lebmung on March 27, 2020, 07:56:48 PM
sunny:
Keep the tree on partial shade under a tall tree. They also don't like too much water. It also depends on what rootstock you have.
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Post by: Odenwald on April 06, 2020, 01:22:13 PM
Over the past couple of weeks my Cherry of the Rio Grande has flowered.
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Post by: JonW on April 13, 2020, 01:22:59 PM
Most of my lemon and lime varieties are flowering or have flowered in the past month. I also have a naval Orange thatís flowered and is making some fruit.  Other citrus (mostly -quats amd calamondin) hasnít flowered yet.  As far as non-citrus, I had a pomegranate put out some flowers but all dropped in the past month. I also have a variety of berries as well as a cherry and star fruit that are flowering.
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Post by: Millet on April 13, 2020, 02:29:08 PM
JonW, welcome to the forum.
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Post by: poncirsguy on April 13, 2020, 06:40:23 PM
My Valentine pomelo on US897 roots is loaded with flower buds and new growth
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Post by: Millet on April 13, 2020, 09:40:31 PM
Nothing is now blooming for me,  my tree have already bloomed weeks back and now have lots of marble side fruitlets which are growing larger every day.
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Post by: Odenwald on April 15, 2020, 06:50:26 AM
I found reticulated pawpaw on my land which bloomed a month or so back.  So February/March in Florida zone 9b.  Over the last week the pomegranate has bloomed.  Lastly Noni sets flowers all year here.
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Post by: giorgosgr. on April 15, 2020, 08:06:22 AM
right now from the stone fruits only cherries, pears, and apples are blooming. And for some reason all my citrus delayed their blooming for 2 months! My lemon, bergamont, clementine have many buds and also my pomelo has its first flower buds  ;D . its only 1 foot tall

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Post by: Odenwald on April 15, 2020, 03:15:08 PM
Giorgosgr is the pomelo grafted, or air layered?  Otherwise 1 ft is very impressive for flowers.
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Post by: giorgosgr. on April 15, 2020, 03:30:35 PM
Giorgosgr is the pomelo grafted, or air layered?  Otherwise 1 ft is very impressive for flowers.

It is grafted on Citron, it scares me because from what i have read citrons are really cold sensitive but it did great this winter with no protection
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Post by: Odenwald on April 29, 2020, 12:24:58 PM
Fuyu Persimmon has woken up finally and now has lots of flowers.

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The Cherry of the Rio Grande keeps blooming.

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrsB4L3c/rio.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrsB4L3c)

One of the oranges decided to have orange blossom again.  The Surinam Cherry keeps producing new fruit, the guavas, pink and Cattley won't stop; Barbados Cherry has a couple of flowers, moringa and cocoplum keep going.  Of course papayas are year round and mulberries are going gangbusters.  The Pickering Mango and Brogdon avocado may finally have stopped blooming.  What else?  Muscadine grape, elder, atemoya, blackberry and lastly the jujube.   Fruit ready for eating are the blackberries, Surinam Cherry, mulberries, papaya, passion fruit, elder, banana, starfruit, pineapples and I just ate the last Mewia kumquats.  Oh and the Padgett pomegranate had 5 flowers and 1 has pollinated. Good times.
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Post by: poncirsguy on April 29, 2020, 05:49:34 PM
My New Zealand lemonade on sour orange roots has 2 flowers about to open.
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Post by: Citradia on April 29, 2020, 10:03:44 PM
My poncirus and FD have already bloomed and set fruit. My satsumas, Changsha, Meiwa, Croxton, Rio Red grapefruit are currently blooming. Hereís my Rio Red blooms:
(https://i.postimg.cc/tYbQpK3C/662-F5626-DEA4-4767-9-A37-3-BB6-F3049704.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYbQpK3C)

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(https://i.postimg.cc/47zG1s6q/D86-F67-D0-62-E8-4-C0-C-B1-A3-EEA8309-D5-AA2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47zG1s6q)
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Post by: Odenwald on May 08, 2020, 12:21:22 PM
My Grumichama just started flowering.  Zone 9b.  The bush is about 30" high.
(https://i.postimg.cc/yg0bLyQs/grum.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yg0bLyQs)