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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My Citrumelo is blooming
« on: March 06, 2020, 08:24:52 PM »
I am just excited that I may have some fruit.  ;)  I have my fingers crossed that one of my Thomasville Citangequats will bloom this year. They are several years old but just transplanted from pots to ground last spring.   

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Cold Hardy Citrus / My Citrumelo is blooming
« on: March 05, 2020, 09:31:33 PM »
I noticed that my Citrumelo that I have had planted in the ground for 5 years is blooming today. I hope it makes some fruit. It's about 12 to 13 feet tall. I don't really care if they are edible or not. I just want to see fruit on the tree. :.)  I am zone 8 on the Arkansas/Louisiana Stateline.

Larry

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Showing Tolerance To HLB
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:41:05 PM »
Can pummelo's be pot grown?

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I was thinking about digging up a large one and transplanting in my yard. I may need to rethink that.

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My friend that owns the land is threatening to use his bulldozer to get rid of them. Do they spread from the root or just from seed? I see clumps of small trees coming up where a fruit has been and every seed in the fruit has sprouted from just laying on the ground. 

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I have a friend that has a large thicket of Poncirus trifoliate growing on some of his land. They are growing on an old house place that was from the mid to late 1800's. They have formed an impenetrable thicket. There are literally thousands of them growing in this spot. Most of the fruit has fell to the ground this year.









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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What kind of Kumquat do I have?
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:09:35 PM »
Thanks for the info guys. I bought 4 of these trees from Walmart. I gave one to my mother and one to my daughter. They were very nice healthy trees but Walmart was doing what they do best which is abusing them and letting them die from lack of water. Out of all the varieties of citrus they had the Kumquats were dealing with no water the best. They were marked $39.99 each and I gave less than a dollar each for them at the end of the season. :.) Right now I have them in 15 gallon pots on by front porch which faces south.  I plan on putting them in the garage on really cold nights.

I have had a few sprouts from below the graft on several different varieties of citrus that came from this grower and all have trifoliate leaves. 

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Citrus General Discussion / What kind of Kumquat do I have?
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:38:43 PM »
I got them at Walmart and they were grown by Saxon Becnel and sons.  All they say on the tag is Kumquat. 





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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« on: October 30, 2019, 11:32:16 PM »
I would advise against nippon orangequat, it isnt a good variety compared to a true kumquat or true mandarin/orange  Fukushu, marumi, or meiwa kumquats are tastier... but still wont survive really low temps outside.

I have two nice Kumquats that I got almost free at a local walmart. I potted them in 15 gallon pots and have them on my porch. I want to find out what variety they are but they just say "Kumquat" on the tag. The fruit on them are round.   

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« on: October 30, 2019, 10:39:43 PM »
I know I should stick to the trifoliate hybrids but that's no fun and want to push the limits like everyone else. Ha.. I got to build me a greenhouse.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Nippon Orangequat and Yuzu
« on: October 30, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
What is the chance a Nippon Orangequat and a Yuzu will survive outside planted in the ground in zone 8A? How about ichang papeda? Is it worth planting?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: The Story Of Dr. Moy & Cold Hardy Citrus
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:47:11 PM »
I enjoyed the story

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Rooted cutting question
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:37:59 PM »
I have a Bearss lemon cutting that is holding a fruit now, I'll have to get a photo tomorrow.

Cool! Please do post a picture.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Rooted cutting question
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:36:02 PM »
I agree with Laaz.  If the bud stick was a mature stick, then blooms should show the following year.

Maybe I will see some blooms next spring.  :)

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Rooted cutting question
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:07:03 PM »
The hedge blade must first form a sufficiently large root system (which is much faster with seedlings), and sufficient and stable branches that can bear fruit. When this happens, they will flower and produce fruit. I assumes that they need additional 2-3 years

Thanks for the information

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Rooted cutting question
« on: October 26, 2019, 02:40:12 PM »
I have some rooted cuttings from a mature Citrumelo tree. They are 2 years old and growing vigorously. How long do you think it will take them to bloom and fruit? I would think much faster than a seed grown tree and about the same as a grafter tree. I am expecting to see blooms at 3 or 4 years old? Is this what I should expect?

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Thomasville citrangequat (pictures added)
« on: September 21, 2019, 06:43:01 PM »
LBurford, you are currently having a lot of citrangequat seedlings and a 6 year-old citrangequat tree. I've just wondered why you wished to buy more?

Well I guess I was not 100% sure it was a Thomasville since the guy I guy I got it from said it was an orangequat.  I mainly wanted one that I knew for sure was a Thomasville to compare to what I have.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Thomasville citrangequat... or not?
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:55:05 PM »
Here's my Thomasville citrangequat seedling, if it helps:



The leaves started off almost all monofoliate, with just two bifoliate leaves. But the newer leaves seem to be a mix of bifoliate and trifoliate, with most of the very newest growth being trifoliate.

Thanks, Yours looks a lot like mine.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Thomasville citrangequat... or not?
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:39:33 PM »
LBurford, you should not disturb the graft node at all after it was done until normally about 6 weeks later. If you use some type of durable string or durable band, then you need to remove it after about 6 weeks; however, with parafilm you don't need to because it will expand itself as the graft union expands and at some point it will either deteriorate by the sunlight or will be broken by the over expansion of growth in diameter.

 Rubber band might take longer to deteriorate but will finally break down itself under direct sunlight. It was just a reference for future grafting. We don't need to over tighten the graft uinon. If your graft was about 6 weeks old, you can carefully remove it (optional),  but if it was less than that, you should leave it alone. I could not tell what type of grafting tape you used under the rubberband, if it was PVC tape then you need to remove it after 6 weeks because PVC grafting tape will last for years and hinder diameter growth.

 
I am almost sure its parafilm I bought. I got it off amazon a couple of years ago. It is almost clear, waxy and will stretch. Once it's wrapped tightly is sticks together and is almost impossible to unwrap off the graft after it stays on for a while. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:31:46 PM »
Ok,
So my small pencil sized trees in pots will get a much weaker dose that the big tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
The instruction are kind of confusing to me. It says add one ounce per one inch of distance around the trunk. I have a Citrumelo that is approx. 10 to 12 inches around and 12 to 15 feet tall. If I add 12 ounces to a gallon of water for this tree I am afraid it will be way to strong for my little potted trees. Plus it will be very expensive to mix at this rate. I that is what I need to do that is fine. I just don't want to kill any trees.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:06:22 AM »
Is it ok to water potted plants with the Bayer Systemic? I guess I am too late this year since they miners are already here. I have some systemic spray so I may spray them tomorrow to make me feel better anyway.

I bought some Bayer. It tells how to mix it for trees that are larger and in the ground but I am not sure how to mix it for small trees in pots.   

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Thomasville citrangequat... or not?
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:00:16 AM »
Retightening the graft union with rubber band only slows down the healing process and weaken the graft uinon. The cross-section surfaces of the scionwood and rootstock will not adhere to each other if we tighten tightly the graft union with strings. We should let it expand naturally, so the callus can gradually fill up the gap and adheres both surfaces. The callus is also served as a type of glue to adhere surfaces.

Would it help to remove the rubber band at this point? Do you remove the parafilm at any point or just let growth, the sun and age take care of it?


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:28:08 PM »
Is it ok to water potted plants with the Bayer Systemic? I guess I am too late this year since they miners are already here. I have some systemic spray so I may spray them tomorrow to make me feel better anyway.

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