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Citrus General Discussion / Judyís everbearing finger lime
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:45:20 PM »
Hey all, any info on this guy? Iím trying to find one online and canít seem to pinpoint it anywhere. Iím thinking itís not a part of the US collection yet but itís been something that Iíve been searching for so long!!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / ISO Wurtz avocado
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:53:08 PM »
Looking where to find a Wurtz or little cado avocado online to be shipped? Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO Normand Seedless Kumquat
« on: June 30, 2020, 07:21:25 PM »
Anyone know where to purchase an established plant? Everywhere seems to be out of stock. If anyone has a 1 gal or larger (any kumquat actually Iíll buy lol-I have meiwa and Fukushu and want more varieties) Iíd be willing to pay and for shipping too. Fourwinds and logees are out sadly.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ISO Pickering mango
« on: June 20, 2020, 11:22:32 PM »
Hello all,

Iím wondering where abouts I can find a Pickering mango in the US? Logees is on backorder and wondering if anyone else knows of any retailers that ship?


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado potting mix
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:04:50 PM »
Hey all I just got my first avocados today! Going to stay in containers too. I live in the north so they must. Currently theyíre small so I have them in 12Ē (5 gallon) containers. I have a potting mix and perlite 50:50 mixture. Is this good enough for them? Just wanna make sure. I grow lots of citrus and never have issues with this soil!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Misc rootstock for sale
« on: June 08, 2020, 12:53:53 PM »
Theyíre sickly I know, Iím just trying to make space. I have grafted all the plants I desire to have so these are the leftover, sprouted in October of last fall? Not sure what theyíre worth/if someone wants to trade me cuttings or plants for them lol. Will be shipped bare root. They range from 3-5Ē tall. Theyíve been neglected.
I have about 4 swingle, and I think 12 with a mixture of STD trifoliate, flying dragon, and other misc triís.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / ĎDayí Avocado and Oro Negro
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:26:32 PM »
I just purchased these two avos (the day is mine and my budís is the oro). Iím just wondering a little info on them by owners? (Flavor, texture, size of fruit, vigor, etc..) I canít seem to find anything online about these guys!! Not sure where else to look. I also plan to keep these in containers as Iím Zone 5, I have lots of experience with citrus, so Iím hoping some of this is similar to that in containers. I have a 10 gallon and a 15 gallon container ready for the two.

Any input is really appreciated!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Avocado tree in containers question
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:00:15 PM »
Hello all, Iím trying to get some info before I go out and buy. Iíve been growing citrus in pots for years now, Iíve had great success! (At 15 varieties and climbing!) I do it all from propagate and root my own, to growing my own rootstock and grafting them: All in Wisconsin (5A). My climate is not ideal, but I have a love for tropical fruits!
I would like to get into avocados! I do not know much about their pollination other than A and B varieties.. or what that really means anyways in terms of pollination  and I know that ďevery plant is made to be outside, not in contaienrsbahahxhakĒ

I would just like to know what it would take to grow one and have it fruit successfully! Any variety better in containers than others? I have heard theyíre quite similar to citrus in care, but harder to get to fruit and pollinate. I have heard that thereís no ďrealĒ dwarf avo, which I would love to start there if there is. Iím working on growing some rootstock and will eventually graft my own, but Iím thinking I want to get into it sooner than later!

Citrus General Discussion / C-35 Vs Flying dragon
« on: April 25, 2020, 12:05:06 AM »
Rootstock questions!!

I do know a little about FD, it cuts tree size of around 50% or more, encourages early fruiting with large yields, and tolerance to root rot as well as cold hardiness. Although slow growing, They are ideal for containers.

I am wondering how does the semi-dwarf C-35 compare in size, fruiting capacity (early fruiting? Yields?), would it make a suitable candidate for containers? Downfalls of using it? Etc.

I know very little about C-35 and would love to know more before I purchase a few trees on this rootstock!


Citrus General Discussion / Flying dragon variety: Snow Dragon
« on: April 20, 2020, 02:18:44 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of this? I recently stumbled across this a little bit ago. I did not know that there was a variegated variety of the flying dragon! Definitely on my plants most wanted list.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Flying dragon Cuttings (ISO)
« on: April 15, 2020, 09:29:11 AM »
Anyone have any sort of flying dragon cuttings from a fruiting plant? Let me know! I will be happy to trade many of my cultivars or purchase directly from you.


Citrus General Discussion / Rooting flying dragon cuttings
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:56:59 PM »
I wish to get a fruiting flying dragon for my own personal use of rootstock. Keep it in a container. Has anyone tried rooting cuttings from a fruiting FD? Or know where one could purchase a smaller, older FD?

Citrus General Discussion / Problem with Thrips! Indoors!
« on: April 03, 2020, 03:32:17 PM »
Hey guys,

I have around 10 12Ē pots in a smaller enclosed area, Iíve been battling thrips like non stop. Iíve used various insecticidal soaps, neem, and a few others and I canít quite get rid of them. Theyíre getting into my flower buds and taking out a lot of the lower leaves.

Any help would be awesome or suggestions!


Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / ISO lemonade tree/sweet lemon scions/plant
« on: March 15, 2020, 09:40:02 AM »
If anyone has any out there, cuttings or a tree, let me know Iíll pay!! I have no restrictions on me. Or any other types of lemons for that matter.


Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Interested in purchasing Lemon scions
« on: February 27, 2020, 03:22:21 PM »
Spring is coming up, right around when people normally prune! Anyone have various varieties lemon scions? I wish to purchase and root a ton for my family! I cant seem to root anything else haha. Let me know if anyone does I will pay over paypal!


Citrus General Discussion / Leaf drop during production
« on: February 25, 2020, 10:19:44 PM »
So Iíve had my citrus for about a year now, no issues, other than when I burned my variegated pink lemon with too much foliage pro to water... anyways that was a while ago. Iíve learned so many great things from you guys on this forum! Thank you all! Anyways, After long last, I finally have my meyer producing. It has already flowered and has small lemons forming. It had a flush of new growth! Now again I am new to the actual production of citrus, so itís cool to have a functioning tree and all, but the lemon seems to be dropping quite a few leaves. Maybe 3 a day since the lemons set. I have a 600w LED panel at 14 hours a day (1200umol/m/s^2) plus some other supplemental lights until my citrus can be outdoors again in the summer. I also supply bottom heat, temps are anywhere from 70F to 80F (21C to 28C) at all times.

I have a water meter set at the bottom of the root base when I planted it a month ago in the 5-1-1 mix I made, it hasnít shown any negative symptoms until the fruit actually set. None of the fruit has fallen, only quite a few of the old leaves, along with a few portions of new growth has shriveled. I know Meyers are very picky, however I havenít changed anything for it recently.. I water when the meter is on 2/8 (1 being bone dry and 8 being soaked) with 5ml of foliage pro to a gal (macro 9-3-6 + trace), and add a slow release of 19-6-12. I carefully measure now a days since I burned one plant thatís still in recovery as stated before.

My calamondin is doing just peachy, setting fruit and new flowers everywhere. Fruit of all stages. No issues there. My others are pushing out new growth like crazy, no issues.

Long story short, Basically, just wondering if some leaf drop on these Meyers is normal during production. Geez I treat these plants like my children!   ;D
Sorry for the long post! Thanks!

Citrus General Discussion / Best way to root calamondins?
« on: February 19, 2020, 10:28:13 AM »
I am able to successfully root lemons using my methods of bottom heat in a plastic water bottle with the cap off, medium light intensity, misting it every day. I use hormondin 3 (.8% aba) for woody plants. Lemons and pomegranates take perfectly fine, almost 100% of the time. However I canít seem to get any other types of citrus to work out. I know calamondins are commonly rooted and thrive on their own roots, however, mine always seem to flush out without roots, or rot. I use a 70% perlite, 30% coconut coir. Not sure why the lemons work and the calamondin donít. Any tips?? I currently am testing out a home made propagation bucket (90gph pump with a spray head that basically just keeps the tips on the bottom wet). Only one week in and nothing yet, but hopeful.

Citrus General Discussion / Record buck farms
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:16:31 PM »
Recently, I have finally found a vendor for citrus up in the north woods of Wisconsin! To my luck, it was a buy one get one. So you know how that went... my question is, are all of record buck farms citrus rooted? I can see how the Meyer and calamondin are, but canít imagine grapefruit and kumquats being sold as rooted plants. Thereís no graft junction to be seen. Canít seem to find any info on them!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Wurtz Avocado info?
« on: February 01, 2020, 09:34:57 PM »
Iím slowly getting into avocado! Iím in zone 5A, so Iím container only. I am wondering how these are propagated? Are they mostly just planted from seeds and grafted (being theyíre the only dwarf known I guess) or is the scion dwarfing rather than the rootstock? Where would I be able to get something like this?


Citrus General Discussion / Bucket Mist cloner, DIY
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:04:17 PM »
Iím building my own cheapo mist cloner. 5 gal bucket, some holes cut in the lid, foam to hold the cuttings, 90gph pump with a 360 sprayer toward the top to hit the cuttings. I donít know what kind of rooting hormone I will use but probably some gel..

Has anyone used these to do citrus cuttings? I have a buddy who claims to do this a lot and have great success. He keeps light low and it on 24/7, water temps around 60F. I wanted to try my luck! He says he barely ever used hormone and his calamondin rooted 100% of the time after 2 weeks.

Citrus General Discussion / Sunquat and Palestinian Sweet Lime
« on: December 26, 2019, 10:52:18 PM »
I just purchased these two off of Harris citrus nursery. Said to come in next week. They both seemed very interesting and both show a growth habit for container plants. Iím wondering, because I canít fine much online, if anyone has experience with either of these fruits? Time to fruit, are they everbearing or seasonal, taste, etc.?

Thank you!

Citrus General Discussion / Grafting successful or too early?
« on: December 14, 2019, 10:42:52 PM »

This is my first (after multiple smaller scale practices) grafting. I did it as of Nov 22nd. My last image shows the technique I used. Also I used a Xei Shan scion, on a dwarf trifoliate (FD) 1 year old rootstock. How long before the parafilm needs to come off? Will the leaves shoot out like this before the graft is successful?

Thanks for any input! Iím amazed with this communityís help and Iíve learned so much because of it!


I recently purchased a variegated eureka lemon, it was a from a rooted cutting. I know I can root more easy as it is a lemon, however I am looking to give some more dwarfing rootstock capacity. I know any trifoliate are not compatible with eureka, are there any other dwarfing rootstock out there that works? Or should I use just another sour orange?

I have received many cuttings and seeds from an amazing member here. I am wondering if any of you have experience in the difficulty of rooting these cuttings and fruiting and such. I have meiwa kumquat, finger limes, and ponderosa lemon cuttings along with a ton of meiwa fruit. I was told many times that kumquats suck on their own roots, so is rooting them ideal? I am really looking forward to the meiwa as I just tried its fruit, I didnít know it would taste so good! And the finger lime of course.

Otherwise I have two month old rootstock that may size up. Thoughts and opinions?

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Apple scions to trade/share
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:43:23 PM »

Will be harvesting dormant cuttings this friday. Parent trees above and below. I believe they are honey crisp? And some other type. I know they are excellent in pies, apple sauce, jelly, other apple related things, and eating all together. One tree ripens early fall and the other late fall, very productive!

Message me if you have anything to trade! This is zone 4B. I believe they're good for zones 3B-9A or so. Had them for YEARS in the yard.

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