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Citrus General Discussion / Cultivar list
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:25:42 PM »
Board seems slow, so I thought I would make a list of the citrus trees I have, and maybe you could tell me which ones I should think about getting rid of or which ones you think I should add. I need cold hardiness and early ripening. I have only tasted a few of these cultivars.

Caracara orange        3
Page                         2
Early Pride                 2
Red lime seedling       1
Meyer Lemon             3
Bloomsweet               1
Moro blood                 1
Sanguenilla                1
Fukushu                    1
UGA Grand frost          1
UGA Pink frost             1
UGA Sweet frost          1
Lee xNova                    1
Sugarbelle                   2
NZ lemonade               1
Giant Aust. Finger lime  1
Hirado Buntan pomelo   1
Clementine                    1
Bearrs lime                  1
Yuzu                           1
Flame grapefruit             1
Arctic Frost                    3
Brown Select                 3
Miho                            3
Bumper                       3
Xie-shan                      3
Okitsu                         3
Kishu                           3
Dekopon                      3
Owari                           3
Red clementine             1


Citrus General Discussion / Still blooming
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:51:28 PM »
I have one dekopon that is still throwing out blooms, even though it has fruit over golf ball size.  One kishu has put one one bloom, not yet open. I guess this is normal for young trees. This is the third time the dekopon has bloomed this year.


Citrus General Discussion / Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:59:13 PM »
I went outside and a strange bright light was shining overhead...OMG it's the sun...finally. I thought I would share some pics.

Dekopon 2nd Year

Oh well can't seem to get but one to load.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Jaboticaba zone 8
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:18:39 PM »
Will Jaboticaba survive zone 8a with protection same as citrus?


Citrus General Discussion / Snails
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:51:59 AM »
 I have seen and removed many, many small snails from my citrus trees this year, but I have seen no damage in the area where they where removed from. Do some snails clean leaves? Can they be beneficial?  Do we any snailologists on here? Lol

Citrus General Discussion / Large leaves
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
Is the copious amount of rain and very few sunny days the reason for all the extra large leaves on a lot of my citrus trees? They are in ground and get around 8 hours of sun a day ( when it shines).


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Large leaves
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:21:48 AM »
I have been growing citrus in the ground for three years. They do get some damage in winter, but usually just a little leaf drop or damage to unhardened branches. This year I have noticed many more large leaves and I guess you would call them water suckers. We have had copious amounts of rain and many cloudy days this spring, and was wondering if this is the reason for it. Maybe the tree needs to use up the excess water from the soil. They get at least 8 hours of sun (when it shines). The leaves are large, dark green and beautiful to look at.  This is occurring on several of my trees. Is my thinking way out of line, and if so is there anything I need to do?


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Rapoza Mango
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:47:24 AM »
Anyone know of a online source for Rapoza Mango tree? I've heard they are the same as Florida Red Mango, but all searches for "Florida Red" mango have come up empty.

Citrus General Discussion / Bug ID
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:27:17 PM »
I had some late blooming citrus trees this year. One several of the blooms, I noticed they had a dark inner circle next to the developing fruitlet. Upon closer inspection, I found that it was several insects (bugs) with their head at the bottom of the fruitlet and their tails pointing outward along with the petals. They looked like part of the flower.  I've done many google searches but have not found anything that looks like them. I did not think to take pictures.  Now I notice darkening around the bottom of the fruit, after bloom fall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Del Rio Avocado tree
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:55:02 PM »
Does anyone know where I can buy a Del Rio tree ( sometimes called Del Rio Big)? Would rather have a tree, but seeds will do.

I would like to buy seeds or seedlings of Blood Clementine and Australian blood lime.

Citrus General Discussion / Satsuma Names
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:24:58 PM »
Could someone please explain the difference between Owari, Frost Owari, and Silverhill satsuma trees?

I have a question about pruning citrus trees after the initial pruning of damaged wood. I have several freeze damaged trees, with varying degrees of damage, but my Moro tree has starting flushing and growing limbs at every node. Should I trim off half or most of the limbs so that it is not sooo bushy? I wouldn't want people to think I have a ChiaPet in my yard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Citrus General Discussion / Best rootstock for Kishu mandarin
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:05:36 PM »
I would like to call on the wisdom and experience of this forum to help me choose best rootstock for Kishu Mandarin. I am looking for cold hardiness ( zone 8), quality, and production. I have well draining sandy loam soil in west central Ga....on the fall line. I have protection measures in place for winter. I am fairly new at this, but have made several successful grafts, though I hear Kishu is very hard to get to take. I have Kinkoji, Trifoliata, Flying dragon, Swingle and US852 rootstock to choose from. Any suggestions?

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