Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers



Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Millet

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 142
1
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best spray fertilizer?
« on: February 19, 2020, 03:49:22 PM »
The University Of California's Citrus Production Manual, and the amazing text book, Advances in Citrus Nutrition, published by the National Research Center for Citrus does not think it is a myth.  I have used foliar spraying as a  method of providing nutrition, especially to correct deficiencies, and find it works very well.

2
Citrus General Discussion / Re: lemon foliage drop
« on: February 19, 2020, 03:23:50 PM »
Citrus are heavy feeders, requiring more nutrition than most trees.  Not only are the tree's new leaves pure yellow, many of the older more mature leaves throughout the tree are also showing to be deficient., Grow your tree as you wish, but my suggestion is to feed the tree with conventional fertilizes.  Looking at your pictures, it is easy to determine that the tree is suffering from a drastic deficiency of nitrogen, and probably a few  other elements. You don't say how old the tree is.  A 1 year old citrus tree should be fertilized 6 times /year; a 2 year old tree 5 times /year; a 3 year old tree 4 times and a 5 year old tree and older 3 times a year.  I would suggest that you purchase a conventional fertilizer with a formula such as 8-8-8 and fertilize the tree, covering the entire area of the tree's root zone once ever two months during the growing season.   Your tree is so badly undernourished you might even give it a urea foliar spray.  Good luck to you and thls tree,

3
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon tree issues
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:51:36 PM »
It certainly looks like sooty mold.  Sooty mold is a dark fungal growth that can be found on leaves and twigs especially when trees are infested by honeydew excreting insects such as aphids, mealybugs and whiteflies. The mold grows on the insects excretions.  You need to  control it by a regular spray program.  If you would rather not spray with a poisonous spray, then use a good horticultural oil spray, which is non toxic and works VERY well.

4
Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Rangpur Lime in Texas
« on: February 17, 2020, 03:24:43 PM »
I agree 100% with Brian, Rangpur is a really awfal fruit.

5
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 15, 2020, 02:09:43 PM »
No, it is growing in the ground inside a large greenhouse.

6
Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 13, 2020, 08:20:22 PM »
Harana, the leaf symptom showing a deficiency of iron is:  NEW leaves with GREEN veins on otherwise yellow leaf.  NO wide green  border  around the vein.  NOTE: Iron deficiency often caused by high pH rather than shortage of actual mineral.

7
Citrus General Discussion / Re: first Flame grapefruit
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:29:26 PM »
Great post Yorgos. I remember a post by Malcolm Manners where he wrote, "The best grapefruit I ever ate was a white seedless Marsh grapefruit picked from a 25 year old tree".

8
Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:11:48 PM »
If a tree is deficient in iron, then it is proper to apply iron in order to cure the deficiency.  Just as one should not give medicine to a patient that is not sick, one should not apply fertilizer if it is not needed. Supplying iron, or anything, if it is not required is not a good idea.  Harana's trees are 2 years old.  Therefore, the recommendation for a 2 year old citrus tree is 5-LBS. of actual nitrogen per year, applied over 5 applications. The amount of fertilizer applied per each application depends on the analysis of the fertilizer. If Harana purchases a bag of 8-8-8  the solution would be: divide pounds actual nitrogen required by the tree per year (5-lb.)  by % nitrogen of the fertilizer used.   For Harana's  two year old citrus tree   SOLUTION: 5/.08 = 6.2-lbs. divided by the 5 applications, or 1.2-lbs.per each application.

9
Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 12, 2020, 03:51:55 PM »
As Bomand wrote, your trees are greatly under fertilized. No nutrition in, equals no growth out.  During the first few years fertilizer is applied to young trees to stimulate vigorous growth of leaves and branches that become the framework of the mature tree. Beginning about 2 weeks after planting, frequent light applications of fertilizer should be made approximately every 6 weeks.  Avoid burning roots with high level nitrogen fertilizers applied all at once.  In your particular case, do not use a fertilizer with a  higher than 8-8-8 analysis, because your trees are to young . After your trees are 4 years of age and older a higher analysis fertilizers will be OK to apply.

10
All in all the citrus in the last picture just looks under fertilized, as shown by the yellow/orange veins in the leaf center with some green out on the far sides (symptom for nitrogen deficiency).  The medium that the tree is growing in looks to be OK for adequate drainage and root zone oxygen availability.  Foliage Pro is a good  citrus  fertilizer, although expensive. Citrus are heavy feeders, therefore require more nutrition than most plants.   Organic fertilizers are OK, if there are ample microorganisms present to breakdown an organic fertilizer into a  form usable by the tree.  There is no where near enough microorganisms in container culture to accomplish this. Therefore, an organic fertilizer is not recommended in container culture.  The trees in the first picture shows that they are now growing in containers that are too small for the tree's size.   When a tree's root system  has  filled out all of the available container space, its growth becomes straight up, like toothpaste squeezed our of the tube.  Theses trees also show that they now have or have had an insect problem, probably mites.  They also need more nutrition. Welcome to the forum, happy to have you as a member. The best to you and your trees.

11
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Paired thorns on F2 citrange
« on: February 11, 2020, 02:45:41 PM »
One never knows about seedlings..  A chance lemon seed planted in Los Angles, California in 1858 by Mr. Thomas Garey, turned out to be one of the world's biggest success stories....the Eureka Lemon.  Garey's seedling quickly became instantly loved because of its precocity, thornlessness, and everbearing nature.

12
Citrus General Discussion / Re: first Flame grapefruit
« on: February 11, 2020, 02:35:07 PM »
Btian, like I always say...."Good things come to those who wait".

13
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 06, 2020, 08:59:41 PM »
Yes I would be very happy to send you seeds.  The fruit will probably be mature in the fall.  E-Mail me then.

14
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Paired thorns on F2 citrange
« on: February 04, 2020, 11:58:48 AM »
Years back Citrus Joe gave me a young seedling that had twin thorns.  I can't remember the name of the variety.  I no longer have it.  If I  remember correctly, it was an Australian cultivar.

15
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Paired thorns on F2 citrange
« on: February 04, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
Years back Citrus Joe gave me a young seedling that had twin thorns.  I can't remember the name of the variety.  I no longer have it.    All I remember was that it was an Australian cultivar.

16
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Paired thorns on F2 citrange
« on: February 04, 2020, 11:37:02 AM »
Great post Citrange.

17
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:56:28 PM »
G, up to now I have not done anything with the Saint Dominic Orange fruit, but with this years fruit I am going to make marmalade.  I originally received a seed from this famous tree from Sister Mary Catharine, a Dominican Nun, back in August of 2006  and planted it.   The seedling tree is now 7 feet tall and produced just a few fruit last year.  I expect a larger crop this year.   As you probably know, the tree has a very long history dating back to 1200 AD.  I was very lucky to obtain a seed.history                                                                                                                                         

18
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiikuwasha
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:38:58 PM »
I remember J.Rozier from the original old forum,   Nasnaran being the size of a US quarter, and having 16 seeds must not have much in the way of something to eat.

19
Citrus General Discussion / Saint Dominic Sour Orange
« on: February 01, 2020, 02:15:55 PM »
My in ground Saint Dominic Sour Orange tree is producing new flushes of growth on each and every branch tip of the entire tree.  100 percent of the tree is producing a flush.  Never seen such a complete flush on a citrus tree before

20
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lime Tree Needs Help
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:28:10 PM »
Bigsnook,  your tree does look better.  You don't need to apply any more Epsom salts at this time.  You could apply additional applications ever couple months.  Good look to you and this tree.

21
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lime Tree Needs Help
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:26:41 AM »
What do you mean by "salt bath"?

22
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Extra thorny Meyer lemon
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:23:57 AM »
I notice that most all of the tree's fruit production is limited to the bottom section of the tree, with very little production in the higher portion.  Also the tree seems to be very dense and compact with little sun able to enter into the center of the tree.   If It was my tree I would cut out the thick rapid, elongated, growing branches.  Most  likely water spouts.

23
Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: hybrids with precocious Poncirus
« on: January 28, 2020, 04:04:15 PM »
Walt, my Precocious poncirus bloomed this past summer, which was the tree's first bloom, and one fruit held on to maturity.  I did not try a cross.  Now after reading your above post I wish I had.

24
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:41:14 PM »
Yprgps. I know exactly the problem of dry pummelos that, you write about.  I too had the same problem.  I then started a more frequent watering program and also mulched the tree's root zone.  Since doing this regimen I have never again had a dry pummelo  -  not one.

25
Citrus General Discussion / Re: Disappointed in my Moro blood orange
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:34:50 PM »
yorgos, can't you spray in the evening?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 142
Copyright © Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers