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Citrus General Discussion / Re: getting rid of excess trees
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:40:46 AM »
I see you 2 qualify for the Mensa citrus club for the extremely gifted

Definatly Meiwa kumquat  and New Zealand lemonade.  They are the only 2 that produced fruit.  I am waiting for the others to fruit.  We will see after that which is my f[avorite citrus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor citrus/fruit tree grow lights?
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:28:03 PM »
With sumer more than half over I will be designing my lighting setup.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomona Lemon
« on: July 18, 2020, 05:14:00 PM »
I have 3 New Zealand lemonade trees.  The fruit is much less sour than a Meyer with more sweetnes and eats well out of hhand.  The peal is tight but chips off the fruit nicely.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« on: July 17, 2020, 10:22:34 AM »
C35 was the only trifolia hybrid that I could not root a cuttng of

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for procimequat seeds
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:54:50 AM »
The procemquat is the only citrus in witch the seed is actually larger than the fruit that contains it.  LOL

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Italian lemon cuttings
« on: July 06, 2020, 06:09:13 PM »
What root stock are you using.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB Yuzu tree or scions
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:59:27 PM »
Check your rootstock choices.  There are some rootstock that send roots much deeper and farther to find/collect water.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:27:42 PM »
I got a couple of new Zealand lemonade seedlings past the die-off stage.  The seedling in the bottomless tin can is in a 5 gallon bucket with 20 FD seeds in  the ring of dirt around the can.  The pepper plant shown shares a 5 gallon bucket with beets that won't interfere with the pepper plant.  2 more NZL seedlings to go in bottomless cans to share a 5 gallon bucket with beets.  The bottomless food cans have no perched water table to cause root rot while the beets below drink up any excess water.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mailing citrus seeds?
« on: June 25, 2020, 01:47:11 PM »
Fruit is different.  The perpetrator can claim he thought that the fruit was seedless and sent it for culinary proposes.  It will hold up in any court under this countries current regime.

My trees keep outgrowing their greenhouses.  Once they reach their chosen size I will have a permanent frames that I will just slide glass into.  Building the frames is the real time killer.  I work about 10-15 hours a week so I have time for the important things in life.  It is the Jay Owe Bee that gets in the way of the important aspects of living for all of us.  The big question is!  Will I get enough citrus fruits to put up with these trees needs?

They got a little protection over the winter.

New Zealand lemonade protected on all sides with 4 layers of glass with the north wall my house.

Fukushu kumquat seed grown with 4 layers of glass east and west.  3 layers for south wall

Valentine pomelo behind 4 layers of glass east and west. 3 layer south wall

Meiwa kumquat with 4 layers of glass with no heating devices

If you would like your tree to grow into that pot and soil instead of changing the pot and soil to match your tree you can do what I did.  Using a vacuum cleaner to pull excess water from root bucket while aerating the soil.  This got me through the winter till I could transplant it in spring.

I live in zone 6A just 1/4 mile outside of zone 6B with my trees close to my house and probable zone 6B

Spread them.  My in ground Fukushu kumquat tree had 3 suckers just 2-3 inches apart.  I spread them 16-18 inches apart.  They will fill in nicely.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« on: June 09, 2020, 07:46:44 AM »
US897 is close to FD.  Marumi kumquat seedlings are used as rootstock and is about the same as FD and it does very well on it's own roots

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Quadrifoliate poncirus
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:37:37 PM »
Now we both know

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Marumi Kumquat
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:28:43 PM »
Nobody. Citrus nurseries only graft to easily grafted rootstocks

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Need help - nagami kumquat cutting
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:01:13 PM »
Lots of light with out the heat of the sun baking down on it

.  Kumquat trees have a severe problem starting out in sunlight and growing.  They need longer days. I give them 16 hours.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP order on C-35 rootstock?
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:08:58 PM »
Is Swingle short for Swingle Citrumelo.

I got a 25 gallon Fukushu on C35 rootstock that I could trade for a 5 gallon Marumi of Citsuma Prague if you cover shipping for yours and mine.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What happened to my grapefruit?
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:25:30 PM »
Seven will not do in leaf miners. They are inside the leaf when you spot them. A systemic gets inside the plant.......Seven is not a good thing to use, especially when stuff is blooming. Welcome to the forum.
Bomard  What systemic should I get.  Where do I find it.  Thank you.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit Tree Dying?
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:11:21 PM »
Your tree is grafted.  The graft line is in the ellipse

I place the plant over a tray and water to excess then I let it drip dry then place it over a vacuum chamber and use my shop vac to pull the excess perched water out

They grow really fast under lights

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