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Citrus General Discussion / Omari satsuma leaf distress
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:57:25 PM »
I noticed my owari satsuma was shedding leaves all of a sudden.  It is planted next to another satsuma of unknown variety and a moro BO that seem unaffected.  What could this be?  Tree is loaded with fruit, sprayed it with the low biuret last week.  Any help identifying this would be appreciated.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Pomegranates in upper Texas Gulf Coast
« on: June 14, 2018, 03:33:38 PM »
I have two pomegranate trees that are 7 or more years old.  Both are vigorous growers and more than 12 feet tall. Both get plenty of sun and are regularly fertilized.   The "Red Silk" variety flowers like gangbusters and sets lots of fruit.  The "Kashmir Blend" variety only moderately flowers and rarely sets fruit. Can someone speak to the lack of performance for the "Kashmir" pom?   

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus peel in compost
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:40:37 PM »
I read occasionally in this forum references that say to not put citrus peels in a compost pile.  Is there a reason for this?    Because I have been doing it for years with no bad effect I can see.  Maybe an old wives tale?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Hawaii farmers market
« on: April 03, 2015, 07:59:59 PM »
I'm planning a trip to the big island this summer and am hearing about the farmers market in Hilo. There also is one on the Kona coast.  For fruit variety which one is better?  Are there better ones to check out?Any unique fruit I can expect to see when I'm there in July/August? 

Citrus General Discussion / Blood orange coloring up
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:11:20 PM »
This is a pic of a Moro blood orange picked today.  Last year they were a pretty solid purple by Christmas. Last year it was a lot colder here on the Texas gulf coast than in has been this year (though we had a nice cold snap just before thanksgiving).  So maybe the color is subject to the weather variability from year to year.  The orange tastes pretty good.

Citrus General Discussion / High Density Home Orchard
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:44:25 PM »
Has anyone had favorable results with this technique?  It's designed for more temperate fruits so I do not know how tropicals and citrus perform.  I have a 4x6 foot bed with two blood oranges and two satsumas.   This is their 5th year in the ground and it looks like I will get a pretty good crop from a small space.  I also have a bloomsweet grapefruit and chandler pomelo about two feet from each other,  The grapefruit is more vigorous and is overwhelming the pomelo.  I may have to prune the grapefruit back severely once I harvest the fruit.  Below is a pdf of a power point presentation that lays it out.  I'd like to so hear comments from others about this.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / "Condo" Mangoes
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:44:43 PM »
Here I am in Houston Texas without a mango tree.  I am about to take out an "early amber" peach because it is too big to net and the squirrels get all the fruit anyway.  I want to replace it with one of the condo mangoes.  Which ones are the most cold hardy?  Here in zone 9a we dip below freezing a couple time a winter (maybe as cold as 27 degrees, although it got to the low teens back in '89).

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