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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:08:00 PM »
I received my graphing tool yesterday. Any comments on the tool is welcomed. I have never used anything like this before.

I tried that Chinese tool, a total waste of money. A victorinox knife is enough.

You don't need to much light to root cuttings.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: trying to root C. ichangensis
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:43:16 AM »
I'm still intrigued. Are you close to the North Pole? Why do you keep them under artificial lights when outside it's summer and this plant grows well under sun and chilly temperatures.

Flying dragon also causes severe benching which is why I no longer use it.

And sensitive to hard water and calcareous soil.

Flying dragon rootstock does induce earlier fruit set and better fruits, but not specific to season. However not so productive and slow growing. The way it works it's because of the graft incompatibility which makes the scion dwarf. The sap flow from leaves to roots is disturbed and low so more carbohydrates stay in the upper part of the plant, more available to fruits. This way the roots don't grow too much because of this incomplete graft union.

   By the way, I did not mean to discuss about how soon the grafted citrus on trifoliate rootstock would flower. I did not have a chance to experiment this to see whether or not the poncirus trifoliate rootstock would induce an early ripening season. (To avoid misunderstanding, I am assuming that the grafted citrus tree is old enough to produce fruits.) I would hope to accelerate the ripening time to void frozen fruits in late December.

You can use a ethylene and a high K fertilizer get those to get those fruits earlier.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood
« on: July 05, 2019, 06:51:00 AM »
I don't have a good rootstock right now so I go ahead to root them in the pots.  Wish me luck. 

If all failed, I will order more to graft.
What is a good rootstock for satsuma?

I don't want to discourage you, but the way you try to root satsuma is a definite fail.
You don't use big pots to root cuttings they will root rot your sticks. Also the soil mixture is not appropriate.
Satsumas can be rooted with a very good setup where you control temperature and mist them continuously plus the use of rooting hormone. They will take minimum 120 days to 150 days to root. Still after that the root system is weak.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Rootstock id
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:26:21 PM »
I have this rootstock on one yuzu, it was supposed to be pt.
I wonder what it is. Suspect Citrus macrophylla.
Any help you would be appreciated.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flush now
« on: July 03, 2019, 03:01:27 PM »
My key limes flush all the time and flower continuously. Others depend on the season.
I found that a high N urea fertiliser induces flushes coupled with a cytokinin spray.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Falan or Mango Thunder
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:11:42 PM »
When you peel falan you can hear the thunder, it really makes noise.

I got this mango from where you are located  ;D

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Falan or Mango Thunder
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:10:57 AM »
Probably is the most dwarf cultivar of mangoes. My grafted trees are only 2 feet high. It winter it survived at 35F without problems whereas other mangoes started to lose leaves.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Falan or Mango Thunder
« on: July 02, 2019, 03:06:58 PM »
Grows way to fast for me very hard to control size and erratic bearing as result of growth.

I grow it in a 4 gallon pot. Now I have 3 fruits. Grows very well under cold weather and not much disease.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Falan or Mango Thunder
« on: July 02, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
Two years from seed would impress.  I’ve seen the tree years ago in King Harry’s space and yes, dwarf. And poly.
With the right PGR dose it cab bear fruit in one year according to some studies.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango Falan or Mango Thunder
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:20:00 AM »
Anyone growing Mango Falan or Mango Thunder?
This is a green mango. I have two small grafted trees with fruits. This mango cracks after too much water.
Seedlings start to bear fruits after 2 years and they are dwarf in nature. I will look into using them as a rootstock for pots.

They don't grow so fast in practice. It's just another fairy tale

Use a copper spray, the problem is bacterial rot.

How about indian jujube? Is it any good? I've seen some negative reviews on YouTube.

I grow tropical jujube big thai I could say it tastes better than chinese

You miss pinkerton from your collection. Maybe I can help you.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dwarf mangoes for growing in pots
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:15:06 AM »
I grow many mangoes in 4gallon pots, each three has 4-5 mangoes,  it all depends on pruning and the graft union.

Any luck finding Vasconcellea stipulata seeds?

Yes I have them. Didn't plant them yet.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my mandarin?
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:47:53 AM »
It might indicate a root problem. The plant doesn't take enough water and the sun is strong. Misting water everyday would help it.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Ichang papeda (EU only)
« on: June 20, 2019, 06:51:32 AM »

> I brought this plant many years ago when Romania was not in EU
The ones on the picture don't look so old. ;-)

I am not angry and I'm not going to get in to an argument with you. Just keep politics out of discussion.
Maybe you try not to make assumptions and read better. Like it's stated above this is a rooted cutting and of course it looks young, because I root the new flush growth which is most likely free of disease or insects.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Ichang papeda (EU only)
« on: June 19, 2019, 06:35:37 AM »
The costume in Europe is to give or share not to sale. I thought Roumania was in Europe. ;)

It is not very clever to import plants from Thailand, even seeds. Especially when you can find them free of disease anywhere in Europe.
Furthermore it is forbidden...

WOW you preach on me!
I don't know anyone who sends me those plants for free. Why didn't you send me fro free when I asked?
Or others when they ask about Yuzu? I put 10€ per plant and that does not even cover the gasoline to go to post office. And you tell me why I ask money. Like I asked 50€ per plant. Nice joke.
I brought this plant many years ago when Romania was not in EU and it was allowed to import any plant back then.
You as a French have the right to go to Papua New Guinea and for you is clever to import the citrus but not for me?
I guess in your opinion France has more rights than Romania.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root hormone
« on: June 18, 2019, 04:57:23 PM »
I use it with succes in all rootings.
The only problem is it need to be fresh. It breaks down fast with temperature and light.
The best is IAA but very unstable so you hardly can find it. Series times stronger than IBA.  NAA helps a lot too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit cuttings
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
I got some dragon fruit cuttings for 2 weeks in potting soil but they didn't show any roots so far.
At the top of the cutting aerial roots came thru. Should I cut them?

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