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Citrus General Discussion / Daisy Mandarin
« on: September 22, 2019, 08:52:13 PM »
I purchased a couple Australian grown Daisy Mandarins at the market,  This is the first time I have ever seen Daisy for sale in Colorado.  The fruit is quite large for a mandarin, about the size of navel orange, but has a flatter shape..  Daisy is seedy, but has a very appealing taste. The fruit has been around for quite some time, but for some reason has never been available in Colorado. 

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Does rootstock hasten fruit ripening in citrus?
« on: September 22, 2019, 02:49:07 PM »
The best advice is to choose a root stock that is adapted to the soils and climate in which the tree is going to be planted;  As a general rule the faster a tree grows the poorer the fruit quality.

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I let all members pretty much state their opinions, but we all should be pleasant.

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Thank you Dan for all the effort you are putting forth to inform the public to the dangers of HLB, and where the public can obtain the help of the experts.  Your to be applauded. 

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Ichang Papeda cross
« on: September 21, 2019, 04:08:41 PM »
It is always worth a try.  Many advances in citrus have been achieved by trying.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Ichang Papeda cross
« on: September 21, 2019, 02:07:00 PM »
Well if you think there is any  quality in either the Yuzu or the Ichang Papeda, then I guess it will not lower the quality of either fruit.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus hongheensis
« on: September 21, 2019, 11:06:33 AM »
Sylvain's Longheensis tree is the tallest siingle stem trunk with almost no side growth I have ever seen.  When a tree becomes root bound its growth becomes straight up, like toothpaste squirted out of the tube.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citropsis articulata
« on: September 20, 2019, 07:31:18 PM »
I got my seed from the CCPP during a visit to there facility.  Myself and a friend spent the day there, and was given a fruit.   You can wright the CCPP and ask if they will send you some seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citropsis articulata
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:22:15 AM »
I used to have a citropsis long ago.  It looked much like mandarins.  My tree was grown from seed, and I did not keep the tree to maturity.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus growing in Switzerland
« on: September 17, 2019, 09:39:39 PM »
For a mature tree (it is flowering & fruiting)  it sure sure has a lot of thorns.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 17, 2019, 09:27:30 PM »
Bomand,  Sorry I thought you were still talking about the picture of scamper's tree at the beginning of this thread.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: 2nd New Video By Dan Wiley This One On HLB
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:35:43 AM »
Dlhvac, time will tell if your treatment actually works. A good nutrition program looks like it works, but actually only for a short period. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:31:40 AM »
No it is not Flying Dragon.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon and Persian lime; advice needed.
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:03:54 PM »
Although your tree does not look fabulous, it also does not look all that bad either.  It is definitely showing a fertilizer deficiency, especially nitrogen.  When a tree it greatly deficient in nitrogen the leaves will be totally yellow with no variation of color, or yellow/orange veins with some green out on the far sides.  When the deficiency is less severe, as what your tree is showing,  Less severe shows up on older leaves with newer leaves still retaining some green. Your tree is currently showing a medium nitrogen severity.  At temperatures above 95-F growth stops in citrus trees. This is the time of year nearing the time to stop fertilizing.  I would suggest you first foliar spray the foliage with a nitrogen solution such as low biuret urea, or a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content.  You might also apply a light fertilizer to the roots.  Do what you want, but for this tree I would not apply a organic fertilizer due to the trees immediate needs.

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Citrus General Discussion / 2nd New Video By Dan Wiley This One On HLB
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:34:21 PM »
This new video by Dan Wiley concerns how HLB (Citrus Greening) is spread so fast.  This is an excellent video which explains the spreading systems clearly.

 https://youtu.be/wFjjSOgEqVQ

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ailing Meyer lemon tree
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:55:25 AM »
One last comment.  Chicken poop is extremely high in soluble salts, unless the poop has been composted. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insect Free Tree
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:56:51 PM »
SeaWalnut, I see you are an extremely cautious person.  The best advice I can offer you is to throw away all your fruit and never ever purchase any more .  By doing so you will have nothing to worry about again.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Jackson grapefruit
« on: September 14, 2019, 06:01:39 PM »
SoCal2warm,  you are certainly correct. However, the mistake stated in your post is not a mistake on the citrus's part, but rather is a mistake on the human beings part.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Japan acid citruses
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:36:46 PM »
Ilya11, your post about Okinawan citrus is interesting.  I lived on Okinawa for two years, and don't remember seeing a citrus tree of any type.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:23:09 PM »
LBurford if your container plants are small, and if you don't mind taking the time, you could use your fingers to squash  the insects inside the leaves.  If the leaves have started to show the insects tunnels, simply squeeze the leaf at the very end of the tunnel to kill it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Jackson grapefruit
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:15:23 PM »
Heinrich, thank you for your informative post, it is interesting. As the saying goes, the exception proves the rule.  As shown in your  post, >occurred only once among several hundred seedlings<.   I still stand by the accepted thought of the citrus industry, that nucellar seeds come true to the mother plant.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insect Free Tree
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:54:07 PM »
SeaWalnut, the label is not referring to an insecticide, but the caution is because the fruit is washed in a fungicide bath.  Eating the fruit, or using its juice will not harm you in the least.  In my opinion you are being way over cautious. Actually just about all citrus varieties are washed in a fungicide bath, and have a wax coating applied to them, at least in the USA.  By simply washing the fruit in warm water should take care of the situation. However, do what you wish.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:43:02 PM »
I really do not know much about citrus pennivesiculata.  However, I would think you would have even much more difficulty with it in Savannah than you would with Macrophylla.  Citrus pennivesiculata  is a tropical cultivar normally grown in zone 10.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:33:14 PM »
Macrophylla, should be OK in 9B.  Could have troubles with rare freak hard cold spells, but this could of course happen anywhere.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:25:10 PM »
Macrophylla is actually a hybrid that occurred  naturally in both the Cebu Islands, and the Philippines.
I think you will have a difficult time with Macrophylla in Savannah.  Macrophylla is normally used as a root stock for lemons, and seldom grown for the tree itself. The University of California states, trees on Macrophylla have poor freeze tolerance, much worse that that of trees on any other commonly used rootstock.

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