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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:10:18 PM »
What variety is it? Usually my Kimbrough is like that, bigger than owari and not as sweet , but this year my owari is bigger and sweeter and ripened quicker than kimbrough. My kimbrough also gets more shade than my owari. Different factors, different weather in different years, different varieties, etc.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Carport Cover
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:03:57 PM »
Sounds good. I have Harbor Freight store near me but never been there; Ill check it out.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:19:52 PM »
As you know, satsumas are ripe and ready to harvest when still a little green. I think your fruit looks normal. I have been harvesting mine with some green areas still in peel/skin and itís good. HLB infected fruit mature from the calyx button down instead of from bottom up; if HLB, the top half of fruit will be yellow/orange with the bottom part of fruit is green.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Greening concern?
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:10:03 PM »
With greening disease the fruit will develop lopsided smaller on one side of the fruit like one half of the piece of fruit didnít mature well. The leaf with greening will have irregular yellow patterns with one side of leaf having different pattern of yellowing than the other side of the midline vein of leaf. Green spots on satsuma fruit doesnít mean HLB; deformed fruit might. Look online for photos of greening leaves and fruit.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Carport Cover
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:47:19 PM »
Thatís great. I wonder how it would hold up under 20 inches of snow. My metal frame foldable canapy that I used to cover my portable generator this weekend collapsed under weight of snow.

Thanks guys. So far so good.

I had to pull snow off of roof to prevent collapse. Some other pics:

Cold Hardy Citrus / Citrus cold frames held up under 20 inch snow storm.
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:43:17 PM »
The space heaters inside helped melt heavy snow off tops of covers. My boxier frame with flatter roof held snow but I think the thermo cube for that heater malfunctioned so I went to Tractor Supply today after the roads were cleared and got another one; supposed to get down to 24 degrees tonight.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:03:58 PM »
What is the actual parent of pink frost? I know Dr Hanna irradiated grapefruit, but which variety?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is super phosphate good for citrus?
« on: November 29, 2018, 06:21:57 PM »
Iíve read itís good to super phosphate apple trees and cherry trees in fall so they will bloom better in spring. My soil test indicates low in phosphorous so I incorporate phosphate into my planting soil for every tree I plant. My apple trees bloomed after super phosphate scratched into soil around drip line. Find out if you need the phosphate first with soil test. They say too much phosphate in fertilizer runs off into water ways and poisons fish.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Poncirus fruit comparison
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:09:15 PM »
My PT fruit didnít have green pulp. Maybe pulp color indicates variety?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Poncirus fruit comparison
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:26:51 PM »
Oh my goodness; I was hoping swamp lemon would be the answer to my prayers. I guess itís not that much different from PT. If I did find a ďswamp lemonĒ in the swamps of eastern NC, it would be hard to tell if it was swamp lemon or just another PT.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What happened to Citsumaquat ?
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:00:21 AM »
If thatís the one that was from around Washington D.C., I think it died. Donít know where I heard it though. Those polar vortexes a few years ago were show stoppers.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: What happened to Citsumaquat ?
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:01:52 PM »
I never heard of such a beast! Sounds awesome though. Iíd like to have one. Bet itís hardy.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ichanquat 6-7-2
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:27:34 PM »
Congratulations, Ilya! I havenít heard of this variety. Is it one that you hybridized yourself? Is the fruit good? Do you eat it like a kumquat, peel and all?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »
Socsl2warm, youíre only covering them before a predicted freeze, right? Or are they covered just for the photos? As you know, they are more cold hardy if allowed to experience temps in 30ís and 40ís and be somewhat dormant before a freeze event, and temps inside enclosure can sore into 90ís causing break in dormancy if daytime temps in 50ís. Sounds like you have a favorable climate if most winter lows are above freezing; should help trees stay dormant. Best of luck!

It was a pleasure meeting you as well, TFN! Also, if anyone wants to see more pictures of fruit from the Southeastern Citrus Expos, you can find it on Facebook too. Itís a good way to help identify varieties.

They were giving away fruit by the hand full st the expo and at the grove tours. Yíall should come next year! Next year itís supposed to be in Wilmington, NC.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Some photos from South Eastern Citrus Expo 11/17/18:
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:29:40 PM »

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Winter care of citranges, etc.
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:18:01 PM »
I used to have a hoop house with citranges and citrumelos from seed growing in ground with water barrels but no electric heaters, passive protection only. The trees reached over eight feet tall in a few years but would loose some newer growth each winter. Finally, all died to the ground two winters ago with polar vortexes. I took the structure down and left the trees ( came back from roots) to nature. The only two I have left are a citradia and thomasville citrangequat about two feet high. One dunstan survived the past 3-4 years outside unprotected.  My conclusion is that even citranges need supplemental heating and full covers in winter where I live.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Louisiana Citrus - Video
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:01:31 AM »
That was nice. I wish them the best. Never heard of the citrus sucking insects before.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:24:44 PM »
Are the seedlings going in the ground one day? Are you planning to wait for them to make fruit? Will you build twenty foot tall frames around them to protect from cold so they may make fruit 6-10 years from now? My Changsha seedling is 15 feet tall, protected, and still hasnít bloomed. If it doesnít bloom this spring Iím tempted to cut it down, toss my seedlings in pots, and just deal with grafted stuff.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:00:10 AM »
Thanks TFN.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:58:21 AM »
I donít have yuzu, mine froze to death the first winter, but my nansho dai dai had long thorns like that. It was from seed, not grafted.

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