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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:47:18 PM »
Truth: I am of the opinion that there is no edible trifolates. Citrus varies in sweetness or acid. Trifolates have a underlying scent and taste that is unpalatable to me. One mans opinion. I have tasted marmalade and jam, raw fruit and juice of trifolates. I do not desire to taste them again. The best way to test your response is to bite into a trifolate fruit and see what you think. Use kerosene to get the residue off your tongue and lips.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Bitter Orange aurantium
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:01:00 PM »
Bitter orange is a little different. There are a pile of poncirus combinations. It depends on wher and what you are growing as to choice of rootstock.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Four winds nursery - Owari Satsuma
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:51:49 PM »
Chances are since they only sell dwarf trees it is FD. A slow but quality rootstock.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bare rooting a 15 gallon Navel orange
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:50:07 PM »
I dont have stories but....bareroot in summertime is a no no for me. I would wait till the sap is down to bareroot. There is a difference in transplanting and planting. Hence the reason trees are sold in pots....because they can be planted anytime. The soil and rootball is planted without disturbing the plant. Bareroot is transplanting....taking from one environment and putting in another. If you go with bareroot....take time to dig a big hole, put your soil in and water till you mash all the air pockets are out of the roots. Keep watered well until tree shows new growth.

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Sorry. Having trouble getting the url to function.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:19:39 PM »
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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:14:13 PM »
I live in zone 9. Walker LA to be exact. I am sure your conditions are not the same as mine but they should be close. Lots of home citrus grown in lower Georgia.

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Yes. Call your county agent and he will call usda and they will inspect and determine. Some of this does not look like HLB to me.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:38:03 AM »
This is true. These two kumquats grafted on PT are as hardy as you can get. Here in S. Louisiana Volk makes a good rootstock for lemon. Meyer lemon is not grafted. It is grown on its own roots. Should we have an event (cold) that damages MLemon it comes back from the root system. If it is grafted on rootstock other than PT or FD it will not come back. If the event is cold enough the lemon is killed and the FD or PT comes back... I have never had a problem with kumquat grafted on PT or FD.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:19:43 AM »
Good to know. The two standard kumquats are available most everywhere. One sour & one sweet. They grow like weeds for the most part and are as cold hardy as you can get.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: CCPP
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:17:10 PM »
Thats a good question. I do not know the answer. I know this: The price of budwood, the scarcity and the unavailable varities will cause normally law biding folks to pirate budwood, defeating the purpose of the certified budwood program which is to stop the spread of HLB. I realize that everything is costly....but California is out of the ball park.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 12, 2019, 05:04:16 PM »
That was rude of me. I apoligize. Let me restate: No grafting tool can do what I do with a razor edged grafting knife and a roll of parafilm.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: CCPP
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:42:31 PM »
I don't know. She lives in Beaumont. Pays $2250.00 house note per month. $3000.00 per annum property taxes. House only has 1235 square feet in it. Thats pretty steep to a SG like me. She tells me I would like the weather but.......

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: CCPP
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:07:34 PM »
That would make it lighter on the wallet but......I am not sure a Southern Gentleman such as myself could survive there. Daughter lives in Inland Empire an wants to get out badly. Property taxes are making them crazy.😂

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: CCPP
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:23:31 PM »
No. You have to be a registered grower to get budwood from Texas and when its all said and done the price is higher than ccpp. I paid $600.00 for ccpp wood this year...$2.50 per budeye..........😥.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:20:26 PM »
It is rather seedy but l understand that it is a good tasting  large kumquat. Not talking from experience as I have none....but I am going to bud some out as soon as I get budwood. Someone else probably has perzonal taste info and grows it.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:24:20 AM »
Probably will work for stone fruits and others.....citrus requires closer cambium matches....this would take the fun and skill out of citrus grafting for me. It would make a good trot line sinker.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus on other rootstocks
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:22:20 AM »
I have grafted very young and small poncirus but......it appears that when standard poncirus is grafted very small and young it benches badly.....FD is worse.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus on other rootstocks
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:01:24 PM »
In the lower areas some folks use swingle and have no problem with it. It is a good rootstock. Its vigorous, produces a tree that is a good size and does not alter fruit composition. There are more rootstocks that are "nearly" as hardy as poncirus....depends os what size tree you want, its import to the fruit composition and where you will grow the tree. Rootstock is a choice that needs to address these factors in a positive manner.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:24:01 PM »
I have a smaller percentage of "takes" with veneer grafts. Better to use chip or cleft if no slipping bark. You need to do tbudding if bark is slipping. I like to graft with dormsnt materials.....get parafilm.....easy to use, fast and foolproof with just a minimum of skill.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus on other rootstocks
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:16:42 PM »
Then you need to use Flying Dragon. It takes me about15 to 18 months to get PT to the size I like to graft to.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: IV Organic
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:14:11 PM »
Yes. Plain old lime and water. Put on with a brush it is a sunscald preventer. Home depot and tractor supply co carry slaked lime. Go to Home Depot paint department. Look through their"oops" paint. White latex will fill the bill. I get it for $2 per gallon.

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Im with Brian. Cup bag rooting hormone makes rooting easy
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.and cheap.

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Citrus General Discussion / Tropical storm Barry
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:09:22 PM »
Now working over Louisiana. The good thing...we need the rain...bad thing tornados and wind. Been here done it befor. Batten the hatches, family safe, protect what you can, run if you have to. The sun will shine again.

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