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I got my trees from Brite Leaf nursery out of Florida.  I have three trees, but one got hurt by herbicide, so I did not allow it to carry fruit. 

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I guess it is possible, but I have two that fruited last season, surrounded by at least twenty different varieties and out of two dozen fruits, not one seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my page mandarin tree?
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:57:33 PM »
Wood chips on top of soil should not be a problem, as long as they are not incorporated INTO the soil.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my page mandarin tree?
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:33:52 PM »
Looks like nutrient deficiency, maybe nitrogen or ph too far off.  What kind of fertilization program is it on? Is the soil well drained?

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Will low temperatures (mid thirties) in the immediate forecast prevent me from spraying the low biuret on my trees.  Don't want to hurt them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus picking, shears, etc?
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:35:11 PM »



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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Neonic migration
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:28:12 PM »
Ok, first of all, I am no expert, but I do not think you have anything to worry about if your duck drank the "water" or ate the leaves if at least six months has passed since treatment.  I use imidacloprid on my young non bearing trees, and in less than six months, the citrus leaf miners start damaging the leaves again.  Also many plants, even some vegetables and teas contain small amounts of nicotine, so I would think their systems would be adapted to it somewhat. After heavy rains, I would think it would be diluted to a safe level. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I can chime in.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Potted Key Lime - suddenly losing leaves
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:59:22 PM »
I can think of a few things that may be causing your problem.  You may need to repot /  refresh your soil /  medium.  They could be starving if not fed since May. A lot of water may have flushed all the nutrients out.  I would use a good slow release fert. like osmocote.  If possible pull your tree out and check your root system for rot or excessive circling in pot. You did not give a pot size, or type of medium used.  Citrus need very well draining soil.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus picking, shears, etc?
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:02:35 PM »
I use a pair of large dog nail trimmers.  I like the blunt ends, so there is no punctured fruit when they are in clusters. The curved blades help to get in tight spaces, once on the stem, they seem to slide around it easily.  They are spring loaded, which helps a lot, but the lock to keep them closed can get in the way.  I may remove it.  I am testing them this year to see how they work out, and so far, I like them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What citrus would you plant?
« on: December 20, 2018, 06:39:48 PM »
I pretty much agree with Millet's list, except I would throw in an Owari satsuma, just because it's the standard. And The only pummelo I have had is Hirado Butan, and I like it very much.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:24:26 AM »
Oh ok. If you get any good seeds of dekopon can you reserve and send them for me, please?

I sure will.  Is there anything special that needs to be done before shipping?

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 14, 2018, 06:29:08 PM »
Hey, Luisport, so far I have only found a few flat wannabe seeds out of nearly a dozen fruit.  If the flavor gets better as the tree ages....OH MAN.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:46:10 AM »
UPDATE:   Pulled one of my larger Dekopons today.




The paper towel it is sitting on is 6 inches wide.  It was very good tasting, though may have been even better if left to hang a little longer.  Not bad at all for first fruit from a young tree.  I have several that I have picked and have in storage in a cool place, that I will be sampling every 10 days or so to see if the flavor changes.

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Hope they all survive and thrive for you, citradia

TFN

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:53:34 PM »
Thanks, forumfool.  I need to get a tree or two to have something to graft to first.

Radoslav, thanks for the recommendation.  I have about decided on Hana Fuyu for my non astringent.  Now to find a great astringent one.  I'm thinking of Giombo, and perhaps graft a Rojo Brilliante later.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:38:59 AM »
Millet, these trees are a little over 30 feet apart..  I have plenty of bees and other pollinators, it just seemed strange that one tree had all round fruit and one had both types. One type seedy..one type seedless.

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UF 914 grapefruit cultivar is supposed to have little to no effect on statins.  I don't know if it has been released yet, though.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:26:55 PM »
Observation:  I let two of my three Owari trees bear a few fruit this year.  One tree had only roundish fruit, while the other had roundish and oblate fruit.  The oblate fruit looks like regular Owari fruit I had last year and have seen elsewhere.  I thought the larger, roundish fruit would be puffy and dry.  What I found was that not only was the larger roundish fruit better tasting than the oblate fruit, it was also completely seedless.  The oblate fruit was pretty seedy and nowhere near as flavorful.  I can only assume that the oblate, seedy fruit was cross-pollinated while the roundish ones were self pollinated.




Does my assumption sound plausible?  Any input is appreciated.

TFN

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But if lose all of the US citrus crop, we will just import more from countries that use antibiotics even more than we do..so..lose...lose..


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:27:45 PM »
Or perhaps Maekawa Jiro .


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »
Rojo Brilliante looks intriguing, but may be impossible to find here in the states.  Would Giombo be a good alternative for a good astringent variety?


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:53:29 PM »
I grew up eating wild persimmons.  I like them very much.  I have only recently tasted a Fuyu and found it to be flavorful and sweet, though not as complex as the wild ones.  I did like the texture too.

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:00:10 AM »
Thank you for your reply, EvilFruit.  The video was awesome.  Now to try to find one on my side of the pond.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:47:20 PM »
That makes sense, because any research comes up empty, except for a mention on UGA website.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Best Persimmon tree to buy
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:45:24 AM »
Hi, all.  I am planning on planting a Asian persimmon this winter.  I am looking at Fuyu types, but am confused.  I want a large flavorful fruit that in non astringent.  Upon reading descriptions, it depends on where you read as to which is best  I was thinking about getting the Hana Fuyu.   I have only tasted Fuyu. Do any of you have a favorite?  Please help me decide, I need to get my order in.

Thanks,
TFN

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