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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Swingle
« on: May 17, 2019, 12:22:08 PM »
Looking for 25 swingle seed or seedlings. Changing up rootocks experimentally. Some combinations in my environment have got to be faster growing than poncirus & FD.

Citrus General Discussion / Bad news
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:08:08 PM »
I had to have some help grafting this year. I hired a highly recommended fellow. He grafted a 50 foot row of in ground poncirus. In looking at the buds and the absence of new growth, it appears that he used blind buds. The budwork is good. Buds are green and they took. Any way to save this row? Besides...if you want a job done it yourself.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Seeking yuzu seed
« on: May 12, 2019, 06:55:48 AM »
Want to try yuzu as rootstock for mandrins. Need seed.....anyone?

Citrus General Discussion / Flush now
« on: May 10, 2019, 03:27:59 PM »
Second flush taking place now. First flush was Feb. Second is usually August. 3rd in Oct. Only reason I can see for early 2nd flush is an abundance of rain and warmer temps. Any other ideas?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Budwood scource
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:23:37 PM »
For those interested, budwood can be ordered from lyncitrusseed. You must state that it is for home citrus production and you must order 200 buds.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Mix
« on: May 05, 2019, 09:05:03 PM »
What I use is: 3 teaspoons Spinosid, 2 teaspoons Malithion, 3 teaspoons of Neem Oil extract to one gallon of water. I spray after rains and about every 20 days unless I see pest or damage.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Any opinions.....
« on: May 05, 2019, 08:40:50 PM »
I have a bench in front of my house that I place citrus on for folks to take. I put a sheet with care and planting instructions in each pot. I do not take money for the citrus but I list parafilm and other grafting stuff that I will take as a donation. Today someone dropped off a 5 gallon bucket of standard poncirus, bare root w/water in bottom. They were all just under pencil size and about 2 feet tall. So..having budwood, I got in the shade of my liveoak..on my bench and budded each one, potted, fertilized, watered and sprayed each one with my mixture of neem oil extract. Left them in the shade. Never grafted like this before. Sure a lot easier than grafting in ground rootstock or potted rootstock. Im old and it hurts to get down low. Gonna see what happens.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Grafting equipment
« on: April 28, 2019, 07:59:15 PM »
I usually get my grafting stuff from A Len. But since I do not sell trees anymore they have become very costly. Post a better/less expensive supplier if you know one.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Poncirus seed
« on: April 26, 2019, 05:33:23 PM »
Upon my return to Louisiana, I immediately went to my favorite grove of poncirus. The grove had tripled in size. I noticed that some had fruit on them while most were blossoming. I saw some veriations too. I marked the ones with fruit as I intended to get me some of them seed. Also marked a tree with tiny thorns. Upon my return in November the deer had made shambles of the grove. I guess they ate the flagging tape I used to mark trees. Fruit was all on the ground and mostly crushed. I did not know deer would do that. I got no seed because I did not know what tree it came from
 I ordered seed this year. This Nov. I intend to be on the spot.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Intro
« on: April 26, 2019, 07:38:34 AM »
Long time member of the original forum. Tutored by Bonnie Childers. Out of country for a while.....back and grafting and rooting. Things have changed.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Budwood
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:31:45 PM »
Is ccpp the only place to get budwood? Florida only ships to Florida and Texas seems to only sell to nursrymen. This is kinda bad for a Louisiana fellow

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Poncirus seed
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:59:59 PM »
I am looking for a few poncrius tri and a few flying dragon seed. Can someone share. I will pay if need be. Thanks

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