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Citrus General Discussion / 2nd New Video By Dan Wiley This One On HLB
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:34:21 PM »
This new video by Dan Wiley concerns how HLB (Citrus Greening) is spread so fast.  This is an excellent video which explains the spreading systems clearly.

Citrus General Discussion / Insect Free Tree
« on: September 02, 2019, 11:57:01 AM »
The temperature has been in the nineties for most of the month, and mealy bug and especially scale has been a problem.  I have found then on Santa Teresa lemon, Dekopon, Cara Cara, Sour Orange and New Zealand Lemonade..  However, for the entire summer not one insect has been found on the Valentine pummelo.  In fact I have never had an insect problem on that tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Dead Wood In The Tree Canopy
« on: August 03, 2019, 03:39:41 PM »
Around this time of year there can normally be found dead wood appearing in citrus trees.  These should be pruned out to reduce diseases.   Melanose, diploda stem end rot, and anthracnose develop in dead wood within the tree canopy, which then is further carried onto fruit during summer rains. 

Citrus General Discussion / Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
My white Marsh Seedless Grapefruit was planted in the ground December 2014. So it nearing 5 years old.  It sets plenty fruit, which are getting better as the tree ages.   Most members have heard to let grapefruit hang on the tree at least until March to improved a grapefruit's taste. I picked a couple in March, and the fruit still quite bitter due to the tree's young age.  I picked a second one early in May, and the taste had improved.  Most all of the fruit are still attached to the tree today (June 15).. I am going to pick one tomorrow (Fathers day) and give it a try. Will report back.

Citrus General Discussion / Who Was This Member
« on: May 26, 2019, 02:19:44 PM »
On the old forum there was a member that dug a semi-large under ground greenhouse.  I believed he lived in the Ukraine, but I not sure.  He was an interesting member.  If anyone remembers his name, or has contact with him, please E-mail him and invite him to join with us.

Citrus General Discussion / Lemons
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:43:56 PM »
There has been a lot of discussion concerning lemons.

Just for interest, look how many varieties that exist of just the Eureka Lemon

Allen variegated Eureka lemon
Allen-Newman Eureka lemon
Amber Eureka lemon
Blanchard Eureka lemon
Cascade Eureka lemon (CRC 2703)
Cascade Eureka lemon (CRC 3498)
Cook Eureka lemon
Corona Foothill Eureka lemon
Frost nucellar Eureka lemon
Old line Eureka lemon
Ross Eureka lemon
Taylor Eureka lemon
Variegated Eureka lemon
Variegated Pink Fleshed Eureka lemon

Citrus General Discussion / Not Citrus Weather In Colorado
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:22:10 AM »
We got 6 inches of snow in Colorado last night and it is still snowing.  May 21???

Citrus General Discussion / HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
The devastating citrus greening disease has been identified on the same property in California’s Riverside County where it was previously found, marking the first time it has been found in the area since 2017. Researchers have confirmed the presence of the disease, also known as HLB, on a kumquat tree the in a yard of a Riverside house, according to Tracy Moehnke, a spokeswoman for the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.  Four properties in Riverside County have tested positive for HLB, all in the same area of the city of Riverside. San Bernardino County had one positive test.

291 infected properties have been found in Los Angeles County, and 689 properties in Orange County.  Its looking more and more serious.


Citrus Joe (Joe Lohnes) and I went out to Riverside CA several years ago to see this tree, and visited the CCPP at the same time.

Citrus General Discussion / Dr. Malcolm Manners
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
I contacted Dr. Manners and invited him to once again become a member of our forum.  He asked for our web address.  Hopefully we might again see him as a valued member soon, and that would be really great.

Citrus General Discussion / Oranges And Its Sugar Content
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:23:00 PM »
Orange juice, in particular, does not appear to affect blood sugar, possibly because of the soluble fiber and pectin, as well as the phytochemical hesperidin.

Citrus General Discussion / Strange Red Clementine Seedling
« on: April 01, 2019, 07:42:09 PM »
I planted the Red Clementine seeds that I got from Laaz, and they are all now about 2-feet tall except for one tree.  That one seedling is producing leaves about 2.5 times larger than all the other seedling trees, and the  thickness of its leaves are about 2.5 times thicker.   At first it was growing as a dwarf, about 1/2 the height as all  the other seedlings,  However, one branch has just taken off, and its height is now twice as tall as the rest of the trees. This tree must have a different chromosome number than all the others.

Citrus General Discussion / Absolutely The Best Perlite Ever
« on: March 31, 2019, 07:02:47 PM »
I purchased a large bag of Hydro-Farm's course perlite.  The product has very little dust, and the particle size is unusably uniform  in texture (approximately 1/4 +- inch.  A wonderful product.  Normally the standard perlite that one finds, the granular size is to small, with a ton of dust. The large popcorn size is to big.  If you can find Hydro Farm's product buy it.  The product's trade name is a PLANT !T.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Dekopon Seed
« on: March 29, 2019, 03:22:55 PM »
Have 2 Dekopon seeda for anyone who wishes to grow them out N/C.  If interested send me your address.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Pepsi To Add Yuzu To Its Drink
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:29:26 PM »
Pepsi, through its partnership with local distributor Suntory, has also offered special flavors just for Japan. Now, this spring, Pepsi Japan is set to roll out its newest creation, featuring one of Japan’s most delicious and refreshing traditional seasonings. Pepsi was impressed at how many Japanese desserts manage to provide a burst of sweetness that seamlessly transitions into a clean, crisp finish, and one way they do this is with yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit.

Yuzu’s flavor falls somewhere between an orange and a lemon, sharper than former but not as intrusive as the later. While the fruit is rarely eaten directly, it’s popular flavoring for cakes, dumplings, and sweet bean jams, and now Pepsi is promising a crisp, satisfying yuzu aftertaste for Pepsi Japan Cola.

Citrus General Discussion / World Orange Production
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:39:34 AM »
In the 2018/19 season, the world's orange production will increase by 4.2 million tons compared to the previous year and reach 51.8 million tons.

Citrus General Discussion / Flowering And Leaf Fall
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:08:32 PM »
It is now time for flowering, or very soon  in many areas for citrus trees to begin flowering.  Flowering in citrus trees is the time of greatest leaf fall.  So if you notice more leaves dropping than normal, don't become overly alarmed.

A team of scientists from several universities that surveyed a representative sample of U.S. consumers and conducted focus groups to better understand American consumers' attitudes about GM food and agriculture.
About half of the 1,050 people who responded to the survey had positive attitudes toward GM science, the researchers found. Nearly 37 percent of the consumers surveyed felt neutral about GM science and 14 percent had negative perceptions of it. Most of the people who were receptive to GM science were white males who were millennials or younger, the data indicated. They were highly educated—most held a bachelor's degree or higher—and affluent, with annual incomes of $75,000 or greater. Women, on the other hand, constituted 64 percent of the group with negative feelings about GM science. Baby boomers and older adults were nearly twice as likely to fall into this group. People in this group also were less educated—about half reported some college but no degree.

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