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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root hormone
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:47:48 PM »
Donít know much about it. Have tried several, no luck! I like grafting better.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Ancient lemon cultivation?
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:48:04 PM »
I am doing the same thing as Tentory does but a bit better. Instead a knife i am using my trusted old hedge shears, over 25 years young but very sharp.













It is blooming very heavy and healthy.
This Page mandarin is about 9 or 10 years old and potted to a smaller container, 15 gl.this past late winter.
Rootball is very small, took  of a lot of the sides and also much shallower. Shears makes cleaner cuts than a knife.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember my seeding grapefruit?
« on: May 14, 2019, 11:29:40 AM »
Amazing looking tree,wish I have that one in my yard.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:30:34 AM »
Will try one very soon. For me this is a boon to keep all my trees in check. I now have the finest in mandarins treeís and as they grow I can managed them easier, thanks Joe!!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Joe...
« on: May 11, 2019, 03:28:28 PM »
Laaz, just got of the phone talking to the Buddinman, he is doing good, getting old 88 years and not doing too much, still in good spirits. I ask him if he remember Laaz, said vaguely but remember Millet, i guess he remember grafting for him.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Joe...
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:43:34 AM »
Bonnie Childers, aka the Buddinman? Yes I know him well, he has send me a few things. I probably still has his address and ph.no. The last time I talked to him was about his all time favorite grafting knife.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Joe...
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:47:25 PM »
This group is coming back like old time. The heavies are coming!! Good to see you ,Joe.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Old gardenweb
« on: May 05, 2019, 12:24:55 PM »
Laaz, what about your old Citrus Forum up, that one was more enjoyable to read. I personally like a dedicated forum better. I do remember a lot of friends I have delt with.

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My trees are different in age, start out with a Page mandarin 10 years, Cara Cara , Xie Shan,, Dream Naval 5 years, the newer ones 2017 and 2018 about 22 of them, these are grafted during the 2017 and 2018 winters. These new ones are all fruiting now.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting Question: Advice Needed
« on: April 06, 2019, 03:10:31 PM »
Laaz, i still have a Sony-cd-r of your grafting tutorial from the old citrus forum. My new computer will not play it. Those were the days that i start learning about " citrus".
Good observation on Kelley's graft, but on one picture i saw a viable healthy bud, waiting to push.

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No, donít know weíre he hang out now. I think Joe is not in citrus only, he got all kinds the stuff growing.
With the greening problem a lot of members are going in different directions, like avo,s, mangoes, etc.in California. Like me I grow the finest in citrus but I also grow a ton of other stuff.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Who dun it?
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:02:15 PM »
The gardener of course, the piece towards the fence is just a little too long. When the remaining stick starting to push outward he is coming back, then you really be p.....of.

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Silvain, referring to my setup, I plug in 5 led lights per timer for 12 hours.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing citrus in pots
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:41:10 AM »
The problem with peat, if you use high nitro frets it disappears quickly.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing citrus in pots
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:39:46 AM »
My local nursery has pretty much everything I need. He has no 2 ground pinebark, horticulture perlite, Kellogg mix garden. These are my main mixes. I buy a lot of fert,s on sale, Osmocote plus is used with my Peter H/P. Rainwater is my choice. P/h 6 or 6.5. I buy Espoma products in the fall at Walmart at very low prices and topdresh my tree,s, just for the hell of it, canít pass up cheap stuff.
I am good in grafting so donít need to buy trees, itís more fun making your own trees, added about 30 treeís in the last two years, all of the finest varieties.



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I converted from t8 to 48" led's in my shop, works pretty good for me.



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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing citrus in pots
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:02:55 PM »
I have a Page mandarin going on 10, maybe more don't keep track anymore.I just downsize this tree from 25 to 20 squat container this January All my others about 30 were uppotted to 15 gl squat containers, they will be in there for a long time.





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Citrus General Discussion / How do you rate your citrus/ other fruits?
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:58:14 PM »
Since being new to citrus( about 9 years ), I am starting to develop a strong taste for mandarins. Fruits of all kinds that I grow are being tested by the amounts i like to eat daily, mandarins comes in first etc.
Lemons a distant 5 and limes ? I donít grow them, no use for, not even Key/lime pie during my several stays in Key West. My neighbors and friends like my Meyers from my 2 trees, it does work well with fish dishes. I live on the lake and fish are easy to catch. I grow lots of figs, pluots, peaches,pears and a few others.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Femminello Lemon Grafts
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:12:45 AM »
Thank you Silvain, it is beneficial to a lot, especially to attract new members. I myself like to go over from time to time, kind of miss the old timers. I am looking at other forums , it is sure a different crowd.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Femminello Lemon Grafts
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:51:18 AM »
Yes Kelley, I have been here a while, Millet is a real guru from way back. We were with a Citrus Forum then that is no longer exist. There is a gent on this forum that had resurrected the whole forum on his own.
You can still read all the articles, very interesting to say the least, good reading for you.Bob.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Femminello Lemon Grafts
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:41:30 PM »
We do meet at strange places ,Kelley and good luck, if not hubby can always get you more budwood.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shasta Gold mandarin
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:44:17 PM »
Khaled, did you recognize any of the tree,s in that bunch in the picture? No, they are in there, blooming already.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shasta Gold mandarin
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:58:36 AM »
I have two of each of the Gold series and two Lee Nova,s growing and having flowers now. Sprayed with GA3, hopefully get to try them. Also have now two Santa Teresa,s and two Valentine pomelo,s.






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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:49:50 PM »
I had scale on 3 tree's, don't know if this is the same kind of scale in the topic. I used my wife cleaner Shout by accident. sometime i use her empties. Left it on for a 1/2 hr and wash it of.
I thought i am going to kill the tree. Guess, no more scale, never hurt the tree's.




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Darn, it donít apply to my container tree,s as they are much smaller. So I am continue to use Peters and Osmocote, the way I have been doing. So far so good. Maybe there will be something better in the near future, like a better Osmocote but not more expensive.

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