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I would rather lose all of the citrus crops and be able to use antibiotics to save hundreds of thousands of human lives.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
Laaz, are you saying that fertilizing prevents them from going dormant?
I fertilize only the ones showing new growth.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:36:32 AM »
What is ME? Is FE the same as Fe, which is iron?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:11:44 PM »
Millet, you say if growing in a greenhouse, then fertilize. But doesn't that depend on temperature? For example, my greenhouse temperature setpoint is 55 F (although recent daytime temps have reached into mid 80s) so shouldn't I be fertilizing lightly?

Are non flying dragon P. trifoliata just as hardy as flying dragon?

Laaz, do you mean it will not withstand the cold this winter but will the next or that it will never survive the winters in zone 6a?

Cold Hardy Citrus / How should I plant P. trifoliata outdoors in zone 6a
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:25:25 PM »
I have a two year old P. trifoliata started as a cutting that I would like to plant outdoors. Any tips for ensuring its survival?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container soil mix.
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:25:06 PM »
Laaz, do screen out the small particles or do you use it as is?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor citrus/fruit tree grow lights?
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:43:22 PM »
luak, what is the temperature?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Container soil mix.
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:40:03 PM »
I examined the soils in the citrus pots at Versailles, Luxembourg and at the Musée de l'Orangerie gardens. The soils at all three gardens appear to be identical. I saw what appears to be Seramis in the soil. Does anyone know the composition of the soil in these pots?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is horticultural oil safe for citrus
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:48:13 PM »
Millet, do you use neem oil? If not, why not?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Large leaves
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:45:46 PM »
Lower light levels?

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:55:10 PM »
I saw somewhere that sugarbelles require a pollinator. Is that true? If so, what pollinator?
What do they taste like?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Aphids destroying my Citrus
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:41:22 PM »
Millet, why don't you use neem? Do you add an emulsifier to the HO?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Can anyone please ID this disease?
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:19:08 AM »
Looks like harmless lichen to me.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:57:52 PM »
What is rubidoux?

I used the same low biuret urea others on this thread have used. Perhaps the problem was caused by the Hi-Yield Spreader Sticker?

I used the low biuret urea ( and the leaves on almost all of my plants developed brown tips, i.e., chemical burn. I used 100g urea/gal and
1 Tsp Hi-Yield Spreader Sticker/gal.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus peel in compost
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:05:26 PM »
I add citrus peels to my compost and have not noticed any adverse effects.

That article goes no where. The study was never published probably because it was not accepted by any scientific journal due to the study being faulty.

Gozp, that work was presented at a meeting but, apparently was never published. That makes me very suspicious of this study.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Clamondin
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:22:21 AM »
I have a calamondin in a container that is about 30 years old and that size but not as bushy.

Hello, Millet. I sprayed my trees with low biuret urea at the concentration you recommended. After spraying, I noticed that two trees, an Australian red lime and one of two trifoliate citrus trees (same but unkown variety/species) showed damaged leaves - brown tips. This is only two trees out of about 55 trees and about 30 varieties. My point is that urea spray is not always innocuous.

I read this thread on a fig forum.
It caused me to ask the same question about rooting citrus cuttings. From this posting: Question: What are the essential components of an environment that will cause wood to sprout? Under proper conditions, we should need no medium at all, other than air -- a stick of fig wood suspended magically in the air could sprout roots, if other conditions were suitable. If so, then everything non-essential might simply complicate the process and reduce the probability of success. The non-essentials could be eliminated, boosting the probability of success.
The poster in this thread found that fig cuttings will root without being stuck into a growth/rooting medium. Can this be true of citrus? In other words, what are the essential conditions required for rooting citrus cuttings?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Tree
« on: April 14, 2018, 09:12:39 PM »
I do not think the spots are do to mites because mites cause very small, numerous spots. It could be edema.

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