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I recently read an article that said a protective screen was going to be constructed over the UCR variety collection.

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Citrus General Discussion / HLB Found Near UCR Citrus Collection
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
The devastating citrus greening disease has been identified on the same property in California’s Riverside County where it was previously found, marking the first time it has been found in the area since 2017. Researchers have confirmed the presence of the disease, also known as HLB, on a kumquat tree the in a yard of a Riverside house, according to Tracy Moehnke, a spokeswoman for the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.  Four properties in Riverside County have tested positive for HLB, all in the same area of the city of Riverside. San Bernardino County had one positive test.

291 infected properties have been found in Los Angeles County, and 689 properties in Orange County.  Its looking more and more serious.

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Joe, you were 100% correct.  Yesterday I picked up a Marsh grapefruit (white variety) that had fallen from the tree about a week earlier.  My son and I each shared a half.  The taste difference was quite amazing.  My son and I both agreed that in the future we would wait until they drop from the tree to eat them.  Live and learn.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Current UCR budwood prices ?
« on: May 19, 2019, 01:42:44 PM »
CCPP budwood in Colorado is $2.50 per bud.

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Spaugh, thanks for the link to the rootstock/size explanation.  It was excellent, and very clearly explained.  It should be very helpful to our members.

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Citrus trees on slower growing rootstocks produce fruits with better taste, than trees on rapid growing rootstocks. Every tree I have is grafted on a dwarfing rootstock.  My Cara Cara which is now about 18 years old (I no longer remember the exact age), is growing on Flying Dragon.  It is currently12 feet tall and wide.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Oranges And Its Sugar Content
« on: May 17, 2019, 06:07:22 PM »
Interesting article.  However, that site could possible have set the record for cramming in as much advertising as possible.

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https://www.pe.com/2019/03/19/see-through-covering-rising-to-protect-riversides-parent-navel-orange-tree/

Citrus Joe (Joe Lohnes) and I went out to Riverside CA several years ago to see this tree, and visited the CCPP at the same time.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Dekopon Seed
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:56:21 PM »
Will do.  I currently have quite a few Dekopon fruit on my tree but they will not be ready to eat until this fall.

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Same here.  My Marsh GF are just now (May 15) starting to fall from the tree.  As Joe wrote, grapefruit hang for a long time. 

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SC, no I have not tried Melogold. I chose to plant Marsh seedless grapefruit instead of the popular red or pick varieties, for two reasons.  First, I like white grapefruit, and second because I can purchase all the red or pink grapefruit I want at any market, but whites are now almost never found any more.

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Citrus General Discussion / Dr. Malcolm Manners
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
I contacted Dr. Manners and invited him to once again become a member of our forum.  He asked for our web address.  Hopefully we might again see him as a valued member soon, and that would be really great.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:40:20 PM »
Joe, I take it that the bark inversion technique is used mostly on seedling trees.  I guess it could also be used on grafted trees to keep them shorter.  I have a Red Clementine seedling with a trunk diameter of approximately 1/4 inch.  Can the bark inversion be done on a trunk that small?  I thinking of doing the inversion to reduce the time of flowering.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Dekopon Seed
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:22:15 PM »
Sorry, I had two seeds, Louis took one, and I had no response for the second seed, and tossed it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bark inversion tutorial
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:07:08 PM »
Joe excellent tutorial.  It looks easier to do for beginners  than many types of grafts.  Tell me, what is Benny doing these days?

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Citrus General Discussion / Oranges And Its Sugar Content
« on: May 11, 2019, 11:23:00 PM »
Orange juice, in particular, does not appear to affect blood sugar, possibly because of the soluble fiber and pectin, as well as the phytochemical hesperidin.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flush now
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:12:03 PM »
Could easily be because of the weather, however, most citrus normally have 3 flushes per year.  I have on several occasions had trees with 5 flushes per year by heating the soil with an electric heating cable, and lighting during the short days of winter.

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In a Dr Manners post on the old Citrus Growers Forum, Dr Manners wrote.... "The best grapefruit I ever ate was a seedless Marsh picked from a 25-year old tree.   I remembered what he said and planted a Marsh grapefruit in the ground, it is now 6 year old. The fruit is still quite sour, but then it is a young tree.   A person can purchase red grapefruit from most any store, but the whites are getting hard to find.  Therefore, glad I purchase a Marsh when I did

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Joe...
« on: May 11, 2019, 04:35:40 PM »
Joe Real and Laaz  The top of the chart.

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Looks like the area is your slice of heaven.  Your doing an outstanding job.

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Pancrazio, its been a while, awesome having you posting of the citrus forum again.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Joe...
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:44:46 PM »
Joe Real once sent me a bottle of his Hibiscus wine.  Amazing.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: a few pictures from the Pacific Northwest
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:04:33 PM »
How old is that Ichang papeda.  Did you start it from seed?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: The Citrus Family Tree
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:46:20 PM »
It is stated that the citron, pummelo and mandarin are the three "primary" fruits, and all other citrus varieties ever produced are some combination of these three primary fruits.  My question:  the three primary fruits are all citrus.   How is it that mother nature in the beginning, over 7 million years ago, develop three separate and  unique fruits and all three are in the same family of citrus?  They must have developed from some other preexistent plant so that all three fruits came into existence in a same biological family.

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