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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:04:48 PM »
"Manderin" is spelled wrong to begin with... Probably just a certain nursery's way to classify their stock.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Bruce Grapefruit (Pink Frost)
« on: February 02, 2021, 04:01:42 PM »
Lol! Red grapefruit are fully hardy here in coastal SC. I have two I grew from seed that are over 25 ft tall & 16 years old. Never had any protection at all.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picking Sanbokan
« on: January 27, 2021, 06:37:18 AM »
Sanbokan are rip here mid December. Try one, they look good to go.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Inground citrus fertilizer
« on: January 25, 2021, 09:02:56 AM »
I have always used regular 10-10-10, when I'm fertilizing the lawn I'll also add a bunch of Milorganite around the tree's. I also load up on Epsom salt from the dollars store & add that to the lawn & trees a few times a year.

I have never had a dry Ponkan unless you leave it on the tree too long. The flesh is more firm than satsuma with a open center & has decent juice content.

Ned Rahn, but he closed his nursery.

Probably Ned. I had one too, pretty much useless.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insects on citrus
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:44:55 AM »
Ladybugs do lay eggs in clusters...

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insects on citrus
« on: January 14, 2021, 04:36:59 PM »
Ladybug nymph. good guys.


Okay, well, I will not argue with your personal experience and observations. Maybe your citrus grafted on Flying Dragon are just growing extremely slow and so that is the reason.

Sure that must be it...

Do you have a clue what you're talking about?  :o

It doesn't matter where you cut & paste from, I have been grafting citrus for over 15 years and this is false.

Sure is Charlie Brown.

Dwarfing forces the tree to begin producing fruit earlier in its lifespan

Wrong again.

Dwarfing creates a more manageable size tree. If you use buds from a mature fruit bearing tree, it will normally start fruiting the following year whether it's on dwarf rootstock or not.

As hardyvermont stated there is also a Precocious Poncirus that is a true dwarf as well. I have been growing it for over 15 years & the mature tree is about 6 ft tall. It also starts flowering in about a year from seed (12-18 inches tall)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dried up suddenly
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:16:41 PM »
Probably salt build up. Try re-potting, spraying the roots clean of the old & replanting in a fresh new soil.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sugar Belle Orangs
« on: January 02, 2021, 11:29:10 PM »
SoCal2Warm's problem is he is so full of dis-information it will contaminate the forum for years to come.

Yes, after the last frost. Fertilizing the tree now will promote new growth which will be killed back in a hard frost or freeze.

If it is a inground tree & not protected you do NOT want to fertilize in the winter.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rest well Gene Lester
« on: December 28, 2020, 04:13:00 PM »
Gene sent me many budsticks over the years. I talked to him on the phone numerous times. A really generous & knowledgeable guy. RIP. We actually got news of this a couple months ago.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What variety is this Satsuma
« on: December 28, 2020, 09:02:41 AM »
Looking at the peeled flat fruit, it looks like Seto satsuma. Bonnie Childers sent me budwood of about 15 different satsumas years ago and that is the closest match. definitely not Brown select as that is more round.

He loves to troll my forum...

He has three or four different usernames he goes by on various forums, just a heads up for dis-information.

Spider mites...

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