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Citrus General Discussion / "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: June 18, 2019, 04:15:00 PM »
I have read on many websites that the best fertilizer to use for citrus is one with a ratio as close as possible to 5:1:3.
Where did this idea come from?
Are there any peer reviewed scientific papers to back this up?
Is it based on the NPK ratios in citrus tissues?
Has anyone actually shown that citrus take up these nutrients in a ratio of 5:1:3?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:55:18 PM »
Thank you, Tom.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Citsuma scions for sale
« on: June 05, 2019, 09:50:56 AM »
How much cold can citsuma take?

I took two trifoliate suckers from a rootstock grafted with a Meyer lemon scion and rooted them in water. That was 2 or 3 years ago. They are now in 3 gallon pots and are 4 ft tall. When can I expect them to bear fruit?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:38:21 PM »
The article mentions "a special breathable tarp" that he uses for winter protection. Does anyone know what it is?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:24:05 PM »
Lebmung, do you have evidence that a 13-40-13 fertilizer promotes root growth better than a 5-1-3 fertilizer?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:29:49 AM »
On My 6 I stuck 8 budsticks from CCPP in soil, under one cover to maintain humidity and 80F bottom heat. So far, one (shirokolistvennyi mandarin) has put out a shoot about a week ago.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: A few days in hell.
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:12:21 AM »
Yeah, well we in New England have had the opposite: cold and rain until yesterday when it reached into the low 80s for the first time this year. We all have something to gripe about.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Butterflies...
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:08:11 AM »
How can butterflies cause problems to citrus?

Laaz, now you got me interested in Italian lemons!!

Thank you all for your comments. I have been to the orangery at the Luxembourg gardens and saw that it has a lot of windows and therefore much light. It is the same for other orangeries I have seen online.
Looks like i will have to provide supplemental light. Any ideas about how I might achieve the right balance of light and temperature?

Citrus General Discussion / Can I over winter trees in semi-dark?
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:23:19 AM »
I am about to move to a new home and cannot take my greenhouse with me. I will have only a few areas with plenty of sun and so am considering overwintering them in the basement. However, the basement has few windows and so is rather dark.
Will I be able to successfully over winter them in semi-dark?
At what temperature?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dr. Malcolm Manners
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:05:50 AM »
Thank you for joining. Looking forward to your contributions.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: May 12, 2019, 10:16:23 AM »
What is the youngest (smallest) seedling you have done this on and did it decrease the time to fruiting?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Budwood
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:34:24 PM »
CCPP did not charge me as much as they said they would. I bought 5 budsticks for $115 including shipping.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Mix
« on: May 05, 2019, 11:03:00 PM »
Thank you for answering my questions. Now that makes sense you doing that.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Mix
« on: May 05, 2019, 10:36:47 PM »
Why do you find it necessary to use Spinosid and Malathion? Isn't the neem oil sufficient to do the job?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pot to big?
« on: May 01, 2019, 08:48:49 AM »
As Brian said, paint the pots white. I would not place them in another pot unless the other pot was white. At any rate, do not fill in the void with anything because the filler will conduct heat from outer pot to inner pot.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container Soil Mix.
« on: May 01, 2019, 08:42:26 AM »
The MG garden soil I bought looks like Brian's.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Budwood
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:36:24 AM »
Kelley, I cannot get budwood from the National Repository. This is what it says on its website:
The National Plant Germplasm System provides germplasm to support research and education. The Corvallis Genebank can only supply very limited quantities of plant materials and is unable to distribute Germplasm for home gardening.

Laaz, I thought I was satisfied with my citrus collection until I saw your post. Now I want those varieties also!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Now this looks good!
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:02:09 PM »
I checked out the other recipes and they sound really, really god!

The bud stick has a larger diameter than the scion.

I left out an important fact: the scions are bud sticks.

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