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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:51:26 PM »
I like to eat them, as they sort of pop in your mouth.  My secretary loves them and will eat all I have to offer.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Frost Protection
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:51:18 PM »
Back in the days of Kings, Queens and large castles, they put their citrus tree in their dark cellar throughout the winter months and they did fine.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Organic/No-Spray Citrus Fruits
« on: November 19, 2019, 08:46:53 PM »
Just tonight at our supermarket's organic produce department, I seen the absolute worst looking lemons for sale that I have ever seen in by entire citrus life.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kinzu Kumquat/Orange?
« on: November 19, 2019, 08:40:19 PM »
franklazar, you can most certainly grow container citrus in Wisconsin  and obtain fruit.  Mandarins, satsumas would do well and if a grafted tree, would produce fruit.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kinzu Kumquat/Orange?
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:08:48 PM »
I have grown them in the past.  The tree can bloom in one year from seed.  I know of no use for the fruit, however, it can be an ornamental specimen.   Its been a while since I dealt with that variety, but I seem to recall that people dry the fruit and use them in making the beads for a rosary.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Unknown citrus
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:52:40 PM »
Ilya11, what do you mean that it is not a Poncirus trifoliate.  I certainly look like a trifoliate hybrid of some type to me.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: November 17, 2019, 10:47:39 AM »
What might be an interesting experiment.  Grow the Vaniglia Sanguingo in a cool/cold night temperature.  Cold night temperatures raises the acid levels in citrus.  Citrus can taste different depending on the climate the fruit is grown in.

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Nighthawk, as you can see there are as many BEST seedless mandarins as there are people who eat them. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Viedo: How To Grow Citrus From Seed
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:46:24 PM »
This is a new video from Dan Willey the Fruitmentor.  It took Dan one year to complete this video.

https://youtu.be/NmBxeMx-yWU

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What makes a citrus leaf shiny?
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:15:06 PM »
I know of a Sour Orange tree many, many, many, many years older than 200 years of age. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What makes a citrus leaf shiny?
« on: November 15, 2019, 10:12:29 AM »
A citrus leaf has a life span of 18 to 24 months then is discarded.  Like humans, we look quite shinny at 18, but at 80 the shine has diminished.

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Quercus fusiformis
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:02:11 PM »
Wrong Forum

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The fight goes on.  some of the claimants have by now probably past away, and more will be gone before this ever gets completely settled.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What makes a citrus leaf shiny?
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:32:43 AM »
Shinny depends on what one would call a shinny leaf.  Vlad is correct, in that the natural wax coating of a leaf produces a shinny leaf.  Not as shinny as a leaf artificially coated with a leaf spray.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: soil test report
« on: November 13, 2019, 08:57:34 PM »
If your soil is low in nitrogen, then add nitrogen.  Why would you think iron has anything to do with low soil nitrogen?  Blood meal does contain nitrogen, but a conventional nitrogen source such as urea, ammonium nitrate etc. would do a better job

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Bomand is correct, Kishu is good tasting.  Its huge drawback is that it is a very small fruit.  You will have to peel a dozen of them and eat them all at once to make it worthwhile.   I used to have a kishu tree, but finally tossed my kishu tree upon the compost pile.  My suggestion would be the Xie Shan mandarin (pronounced She Shan).   I have been to several citrus taste testing contest and Xie Shan won all of them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Charcoal for citrus
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:18:43 PM »
Sunny, the article says "....a soil above 7.0, which can cause nutritional deficiencies"  That all depends on how high the pH is above a pH of 7 the tree is growing in.  Also problems can occur when pH levels goes to far below 6.5.  But back to my statement.  A pH of 6.5 is really not an acid soil, it is almost neutral.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honikan mandarin
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:12:19 PM »
Good find.  You solved the mystery.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pummelo
« on: November 12, 2019, 03:26:25 PM »
Luak, I have been keeping my greenhouse night temperatures at 55F.  The greenhouse's current thermometer  has 55-f as its lowest setting.  As soon as I can get a new thermometer I will be changing my night temperatures to 40F.  This should help both with the Valentine pummelo, and also enhance the spring floral bloom.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pummelo
« on: November 12, 2019, 01:02:46 PM »
Samodelkin,  thank you for the pictures showing the fruit color one can get, and for listing your day/night temperatures.  Your post is an excellent example of the fruit coloration that can be achieved.  Great post.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: BRIX
« on: November 12, 2019, 12:33:52 PM »
Brix 8:  In GENERAL, the higher the brix count, the better the fruit quality, the healthier the tree, and the fewer pests will attack your tree

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Charcoal for citrus
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:36:29 AM »
In this thread and in may others threads one frequently reads that citrus are acid loving plants.  Citrus like a pH of 6.5 which is as close to being neutral (pH 7) as one can get.  Acid plants, such as blueberries, are acid loving plants, and enjoy a pH of 3. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pummelo
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:27:39 AM »
I can tell you this from experience.  I grew a Moro Blood orange tree inside my greenhouse. Moro blood oranges turn red with the onset of low night temperatures because they contain the chemical anthocyanin. My tree was planted in the ground, and the greenhouse maintained a night temperature of 55-F.   Under these conditions the tree's fruit did not turn red.  In fact there was never any redness at all in the fruit.  For the best coloration maintain good day time temperatures, and lower temperatures through the night.  A secondary advantage of lower temperatures, would be a better floral bloom in the spring.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pummelo
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
Brian, I looked it up on Google, and I found for good coloration in citrus  night temperatures of 48F.  I'm no expert on anthocyanin's perhaps others can chime in.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pummelo
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:02:12 PM »
sunny, Valentine Pummelo is not a real pummelo.  It is a hybrid of pummelo, mandarin, and blood orange.  The red colorization of the Valentine is due to the blood orange, and blood oranges require cold temperatures to obtain the red color. 

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