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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 09, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
Happy to help.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:41:11 PM »
 Citradia, if I remember correctly, we got it from greenhousemegastore.com.  That is where we found the best price with shipping.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:37:59 PM »



Citradia, I found a better picture, that may help.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:33:42 PM »
Forumfool, yeah looks like it won't be long, now.  However, they have moderated the temps up a bit for next week, so...fingers crossed.

Citradia, those frames are made of 3/4 pvc class 200 pipe, with 1 oz. frost cloth.  The frame is held down with 1 inch pvc pipe driven into the ground and the 3/4 pipe is dropped down into it.  The cover is held down with 6 inch by 1 inch ground staples.  We roll a piece of 3/4 inch  pipe on the bottom of the fabric before the staples go in to help with removal.  We also use snap clamps to secure fabric to pvc frame.  We usually only lift the southern side in the mornings and lay it over the north side and secure with snap clamps until late evening. This allows for ample sun to warm soil during the day.  We also have a 55 gallon barrel of water at each tree to help moderate temps.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 06, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »
Update:



Meyer lemons..almost ready..




Dekopon..getting there...





Owari...won't be long...


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Late blooming citrus
« on: October 20, 2018, 11:52:56 AM »
I haven't fertilized since mid July, but my soil is fairly fertile.  This is the first time the NZ Lemonade has ever bloomed, but it has only been in ground for 2 years. I understand the Dekopon can carry two fruit loads at once, but the Kishu is hard to figure out.  It bloomed early, but got hit by late freeze, and  recently started blooming sporadically and just keeps going.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Late blooming citrus
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:45:28 PM »
A few weeks ago my little Changshou/Fukushu kumquat bloomed profusely. One of my Kishu mandarins keeps throwing out sporadic blooms and all three Dekopon mandarins keep blooming.  Now my two year old NZ Lemonade tree is starting to bloom in mid October. Is there a trick to train these things to bloom at the proper times?  At least my Meyer lemon trees are holding off for now.
TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Stopped by Stan's today.
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:57:03 PM »
Real sorry to hear that he lost them all.  I had talked to him early in the year, and he was not sure how much damage was done, but he didn't sound too optimistic. Stan is such a great guy to talk to and do business with. He has helped me a lot in my endeavours.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is infecting my tree?
« on: October 11, 2018, 07:58:41 AM »
Check out pictures of wooly aphids. Closest thing I can find.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is infecting my tree?
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:35:13 PM »
That doesn't look like white fly infestation that I have had. Looks more like a fungus or scale.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What’s up with my orange tree?
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:00:01 PM »
I've gotten trees like that before from nurseries. I called and asked, and they said it was insecticide residue.  It did not ever seem to effect them whatsoever.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:11:49 PM »
Well, it appears that I may have a mislabeled tree. I believe it is actually a Pink Frost grapefruit, instead of a Grand Frost lemon. Wrong shape and size. I will know for sure when it ripens.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Orange Turns Purple
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
Now that IS strange.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with my meyer lemon
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:42:58 PM »
Domer, that looks more like insect damage. Leafminers and possibly grasshoppers or other leaf chewers. On young trees, I recommend imidacloprid soil drench to help with the leafminers and horticultural oil for other insects. Do not use HO at high temperatures.

TFN 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Advise me citrus masters!
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:58:40 AM »
Zephian, I'm no expert, but that is leaf miner damage on your leaves. The only non pesticide solution I know of is horticultural oil sprayed every 5 to 10 days until new signs diminish. They look bad, but mature trees will still recover and produce. That does look like sunburn on your Pomelo. I see it on some of the leaves also. Painting with 50/ 50 mix of latex paint and water should help. Maybe some of the more knowledgeable members will give you more solutions.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:09:30 PM »
In my experience, though limited, trees with seedling rootstock seem to grow faster and rebound quicker after transplanting, cold injury and insect damage than rooted cutting rootstock.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: finger lime
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:12:18 PM »
I have a finger lime tree 5 ft tall x 4 ft wide..first year in ground.  It has bloomed twice this past spring, but held no fruit. It has grown like crazy.  Is there a secret to getting them to hold fruit or am I just not waiting long enough?  Not trying to hijack here, but thought it may be relevant. I also read somewhere not to fertilize with nitrogen until fruit set, but epsom salt may help with fruit set. I'm trying to figure them out also.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
I agree, Walt, that everyone's situation is different, but I don't think we have high humidity. You can stand outside in the shade for a full 5 minutes before a puddle starts forming under your feet.. Lol. My point was that I didn't even really try and the suckers rooted, so it shouldn't be difficult for someone who actually tries. I believe it is better to use seed grown rootstock IMO, but in a pinch?

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:40:02 AM »
Issac-1, I have had some success with rooting rootstock suckers. I have had FD, Rubidoux, and several others take. All I did was put them in a pot with some good potting soil mix, no hormones, no dome. Just stuck them in the soil, not really expecting them to take, but a lot of them did.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:04:33 PM »
Pyrethrin is derived from chrysanthemums. I've you've ever noticed, insects don't normally attack chrystanthemums

I grow Moringa, and have noticed that no insects seem to bother it either. I have read that it is beneficial as an insecticide and nutritional supplement. I have not tried it, but am thinking about giving it a go next spring on some of my trees to see how it does.


TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »



This little bug killer stopped and posed for a picture today. Keep up the good work, little buddy.

TFN

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Yeah, Brian, keep trying.  My Grandfather could graft a stick onto a rock, but I didn't get his grafting genes. However after several failures, I am starting to have some successes. It takes patience and determination and a little bit of luck, but the results are worth it.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 02, 2018, 02:50:15 PM »
Nice looking toad there, Brian. Hope he doesn't give warts to your FD...Lol.  The American chameleon or anole, is what I have many of, naturally. I find them everywhere. Lately I have seen several very small ones out and about roaming and feeding, so they are breeding somewhere.  I did not know about their UVB needs
. Luckily my greenhouse is not air tight and they can roam in and out freely. The toads come and go as they please also.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:52:04 AM »
Sorry, I copied wrong section from Growing Produce...

‘Grand Frost’ is an irradiated Ichang lemon. This is a large lemon (25 centimeters to 28 cm in circumference) with about 8 Brix and high juice content. It has nice, bright-yellow color and a maturity range of November through January.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:09:39 PM »
That is what I understand. 

From University of Georgia...

Grand Frost™ lemon, which also originates from a Chinese cultivar, produces large, juicy fruit and has been grown by backyard citrus growers since the 1930s. Grand Frost™ has significantly fewer seeds than the Chinese cultivar, and also is able to survive cold winters in South Georgia.

From Growing Produce...

‘Sweet Frost’ is an irradiated Changsha mandarin with two to three seeds per fruit. It has a Brix range of 11-12, it is very easy peel, well-colored, and matures (in GA) in November or December.

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