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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:34:24 AM »
Thank you all for your comments. I have learned something, again, from this forum.
I am in zone 6a and the ground here does freeze solid. I will wait to plant my Poncirus trifoliata until spring because I agree that it would be best to let it develop a good root system during the summer.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 12, 2019, 06:26:01 PM »
What about the more cold hardy ones, like Poncirus trifoliata. When is the best time to plant, fall or spring?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Something is Eating My Leaves
« on: July 26, 2019, 06:54:06 PM »
BT is for caterpillars. Read this:

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 20, 2019, 08:44:05 AM »
I use Organza bags on my fig fruits. Do not use it on my citrus because the pests and critters leave them alone.

Citrus General Discussion / Remove flower buds from scion?
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:12:07 PM »
I noticed two flower buds but no signs of leaves on a scion that I cleft grafted onto rootstock. Should I remove them?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:41:45 PM »
Do you plan to use it for a tree in a container or in ground? I have never used it for my container trees.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:44:06 AM »
I have one but rarely use it because I found it difficult to align the knife so that it cuts in the middle of the branch. I do mostly cleft grafts now.

Please post a photo of a leaf. Sounds like it might be sun scald but I need to see an aflicted leaf to be sure.

Citrus General Discussion / "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: June 18, 2019, 04:15:00 PM »
I have read on many websites that the best fertilizer to use for citrus is one with a ratio as close as possible to 5:1:3.
Where did this idea come from?
Are there any peer reviewed scientific papers to back this up?
Is it based on the NPK ratios in citrus tissues?
Has anyone actually shown that citrus take up these nutrients in a ratio of 5:1:3?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:55:18 PM »
Thank you, Tom.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Citsuma scions for sale
« on: June 05, 2019, 09:50:56 AM »
How much cold can citsuma take?

I took two trifoliate suckers from a rootstock grafted with a Meyer lemon scion and rooted them in water. That was 2 or 3 years ago. They are now in 3 gallon pots and are 4 ft tall. When can I expect them to bear fruit?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:38:21 PM »
The article mentions "a special breathable tarp" that he uses for winter protection. Does anyone know what it is?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree Dieback??
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:24:05 PM »
Lebmung, do you have evidence that a 13-40-13 fertilizer promotes root growth better than a 5-1-3 fertilizer?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:29:49 AM »
On My 6 I stuck 8 budsticks from CCPP in soil, under one cover to maintain humidity and 80F bottom heat. So far, one (shirokolistvennyi mandarin) has put out a shoot about a week ago.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: A few days in hell.
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:12:21 AM »
Yeah, well we in New England have had the opposite: cold and rain until yesterday when it reached into the low 80s for the first time this year. We all have something to gripe about.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Butterflies...
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:08:11 AM »
How can butterflies cause problems to citrus?

Laaz, now you got me interested in Italian lemons!!

Thank you all for your comments. I have been to the orangery at the Luxembourg gardens and saw that it has a lot of windows and therefore much light. It is the same for other orangeries I have seen online.
Looks like i will have to provide supplemental light. Any ideas about how I might achieve the right balance of light and temperature?

Citrus General Discussion / Can I over winter trees in semi-dark?
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:23:19 AM »
I am about to move to a new home and cannot take my greenhouse with me. I will have only a few areas with plenty of sun and so am considering overwintering them in the basement. However, the basement has few windows and so is rather dark.
Will I be able to successfully over winter them in semi-dark?
At what temperature?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dr. Malcolm Manners
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:05:50 AM »
Thank you for joining. Looking forward to your contributions.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: May 12, 2019, 10:16:23 AM »
What is the youngest (smallest) seedling you have done this on and did it decrease the time to fruiting?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Budwood
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:34:24 PM »
CCPP did not charge me as much as they said they would. I bought 5 budsticks for $115 including shipping.

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