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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shiikuwasha
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:46:32 AM »
Shekwasha is very common in Europe and we use to give budwoods for free.

Arsenicum is not a heavy metal.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help needed
« on: December 03, 2019, 03:50:26 AM »
It could be a leaf roller.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:34:35 AM »
> the rind is so aromatic and smells all over.
No doubt, it is faustrime.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus hongheensis
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:59:05 AM »
> Sylvain's Longheensis tree is the tallest siingle stem trunk with almost no side growth I have ever seen.
In the Citrus variety of UCR they say "Tall, vigorous, upright trees" and "trees are very vigorous, tall and columnar".
And it's true!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus hongheensis
« on: September 30, 2019, 09:52:09 AM »
It was grown in a pot at the foot of an apple tree. It had to grow strait to reach the light at the top of the tree.
It spent several years without any protection and had no damages at all.
I decided to put in in ground in full sun... and the upper two thirds froze.  :(
Last winter no damage occurred.
I think it did not like to go from pot to ground.

it seems it is cold hardy  but not extremely cold hardy.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus hongheensis
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:17:09 AM »
Now it is in ground.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Graft chimeras and hardy citrus
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:05:54 AM »
Delirium tremens?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Ichang Papeda cross
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:57:56 AM »
Very funny! This site ( is a place where I put my dwaft version of my sites before I release them.
This version of Citrus Pages is deprecated.
The right place is now
It still not includes the genealogy that was discovered by DNA analyses. You might not use Citrus Page to define ancestry of citrus.
Next winter I shall update the site with the recent data.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Some rare variety hardy seedlings
« on: August 28, 2019, 11:59:08 AM »
> I hate to speculate,
 ???  :o

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaves Dropping Off My Meyer Lemon
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:20:43 AM »
On the picture you might have washed the most important place: the collar.
When the roots are OK and the leaves are falling you must think of the collar.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Seedlings
« on: July 31, 2019, 07:26:29 AM »
About 70% of true to type.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Growers Forum
« on: July 27, 2019, 08:36:51 AM »
A new header is added on every page of Citrus Growers Static
"Breaking news: the Citrus Growers Forum is reborn from its ashes! Citrus Growers v2.0"

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 22, 2019, 05:30:04 PM »
I was not speaking of hamsters but of susliks. There are two species in Europe Spermophilus citellus and Spermophilus suslicus (from suslik).
I used to breed susliks a long time ago. They are very cute animals.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Protecting fruit
« on: July 22, 2019, 05:27:45 AM »
SeaWalnut, your mice has nothing to do with mice. We call them suslik (souslik in french). They are very protected.
They are very nice animals. I love them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is this?
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:33:07 AM »
The graft died and the rootstock took over.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:03:35 AM »
> I will try try rooting the budwoods tomorrow morning.
Are you sure? Satsumas are very hard to root.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Rootstock id
« on: July 04, 2019, 02:29:13 AM »
Macrophylla doesn't have a black cork but a grey one.
With black cork I know bitter orange but the leave doesn't fit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Growers Forum
« on: July 01, 2019, 01:34:57 AM »

The Citrus Growers forum is resurrected from its ashes!
Citrus Growers v2

Still under construction, but not for long.
You are all welcome! Users of the "old" forum are invited to use the same name and avatar. This permits to follow the threads from the old to the new forum.

Long life to Citrus Growers v2!

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy Citrus Taste
« on: June 30, 2019, 05:04:33 AM »
Prague chimera with no doubt.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafted Citrus
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:46:23 AM »
Some hardy citrus grow well on their own roots therefore don't need to be grafted, like yuzu.
Some hardy citrus don't grow well on their own roots therefore they need to be grafted, like kumquat.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Citsuma scions for sale
« on: June 28, 2019, 05:01:46 AM »
They are pure mandarin, probably satsuma.
They are poor bearer when young but it changes few years later.
We didn't find the limit to their cold hardiness.
They are seedless,
The fruits of the first flowers (they set flowers at least twice a year) are ripe before the first true colds.
I see only one cons, the tree is very bushy and thorny. It makes the harvest painful.

This plant is the revolution we were waiting for more than a century.
It pushes the culture limit one thousand kilometre north!!!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Potted Orange Tree Help
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:08:53 AM »
> The circle at the bottom of it is just a little cardboardish stabilizer type thing.
It must be the remains of the sphagnum block in which the plant has been rooted.

I'd like to read about that. Do you have sources? Thanks.

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