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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Other seeds
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
I can give you some NZ Lemonade seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:00:07 PM »
Louisport, is the Corsega grapefruit a white fleshed fruit?

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In the greenhouse I have a 250K 95% efficient Lennox heater, and a 200k Reznor.  Both run on propane.  The Lenox is set with a low night time temperature of 55-F, and the Reznor at 45-F.  If for some reason the first heater goes out of service, the second (Reznor) heater comes on.   Never had a complete failure in 30 years.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor Calamondin Citrus leaf color
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:22:36 AM »
Your tree looks quite normal.  I do see a little manganese deficiency, on the young newer leaves, but that almost always goes away.  You can apply manganese sulfate, or manganese nitrate if you wish, but the tree should take care of the problem on its own as the new leaves fully mature.  For your information the symptoms  of an manganese deficiency are:  New leaves with darker green veins WITH green border areas to the sides of the veins, on an otherwise yellow leaf, and leaves normal in size.

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Citrus General Discussion / Louisiana Citrus - Video
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:31:03 PM »
https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/plaquemines/after-two-tough-years-louisiana-citrus-crop-looking-good/289-613121839

This is fruit from Becnel Family Farms.  Many on this forum know of the Becnels

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Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Asian Psllids Found In Visalia CA.
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
Recently 250 citrus psyllids have been found in Visalia, CA, home of the world famous Citrus Variety Collection, and the Lincove Citrus Research Station.   Psyllids seem to be moving through California at a scary rate.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:53:17 AM »
ZnSO4 is commonly used as a water soluble source of zinc.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: twig dieback with gum at branch crooks
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:18:09 PM »
It seems that everything that actually works is regulated in Europe

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:15:33 AM »
Lebmung, your correct that at a pH of 6 Iron is at it maximum availability.  However, iron still has some availability up to a pH of 8.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »
Brian, I doubt that the high humidity in your greenhouse has anything to do with your tree problem.   Humidity in my greenhouse, especially during the winter months sometimes causes "rain" to fall from the glazing.  On warmish days I turn on the exhaust fans to reduce the humidity.  However, over the 30 years I've had the greenhouse, I have never had a problem.  In Florida during the summer many days the humidity is 100 percent.  On Okinawa, when I was in the Navy, the humidity was near 100 percent the entire summer, no problem with the citrus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:50:26 PM »
C35's soil adaptation is now somewhat known. The rootstock is adapted to loam, sandy loam and sandy soil.  May preform poorly on very heavy soils with poor drainage, but not much data on this is available.  C35 has shown poor tolerance to salinity (chlorides) and to calcareous soils, where it has shown to be somewhat worse than even Carrizo.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf curling
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:20:10 PM »
Water stress is of course a possibility.  However, I tend to suspect a potassium deficiency.  What is the potassium content of the fertilizers you are applying?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Ilya11 is your Yuzu fruit shown above mostly juice or seeds?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Did I over feed or under feed?
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:44:25 AM »
I don't see any symptoms of a salt build up in your container.    A salt build up shows a burring of the leaf's tip and along the leaf sides.  In Canadian Citrus's first picture I'm not sure what going on .  The second picture is showing several leaves with a manganese deficiency.  Some might think it is a magnesium deficiency because of the darker green delta shape, but it can't be because magnesium deficiencies show up on a tree's older leaves.  To correct a manganese deficiency you can apply manganese sulfate either as a foliar spray, or to the soil, OR you can simply do nothing.  New ctrus leaves very commonly show a manganese deficiency, almost always they grow out of it as the leave matures.  During the winter months water your tree with a lukewarm water (70 - 80-F) solution.  This will help the health of the root system, and fertilizers to reach your tree more efficiently.   

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:38:54 PM »
Lebmung your Yuzu tree has SERIOUS thorns.  It must have been grown from seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Seedless lime deficiency
« on: November 08, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »
Various deficiencies show symptoms, and with some deficiencies when the deficiency is cured the damaged leaves do not regain their normal coloration.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citreae tribe hardiness
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:24:42 PM »
Mikkell is correct, P.polyandra is not a hybrid.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:51:54 PM »
Citrus do not go dormant, as does many types of trees.  Its growth does indeed slow down during the winter months in colder areas, unless additional  light and heat are provided.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:46:11 PM »
The rootstock C35 was released by the University of California at Riverside, CA.  in 1986.  It therefore has developed some history. Its known compatibilities and incompatibilities are:  Good compatibility with all oranges, grapefruit, and Lisbon lemons.  Fukumoto navel on C35 is subject to a decline of unknown cause that may be a type of incompatibility. C35 appears to be strongly incompatible with Eureka lemon.  Compatibility with mandarins is complex and not well understood.  Nearly all mandarins perform well for at least 10 to 15 years, but then eventually develop bud union crease and decline.  While C35 performed well in most trials, C35's performance with Valencia trees became very poor after about 10 years.  The cause of this poor performance is not yet known, but the use of a relatively new rootstock inevitably involves some risks.  Because Meyer lemons are not popular in the USA and are not grown much commercially, no research has been done relating to the relationships between C35 and the Meyer lemon.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Oroblanco
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
I don't see a magnesium problem, but as Lemung wrote, it is badly in need of nitrogen.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:13:18 AM »
During most of the winter my greenhouse reaches 70 -80-F during the day, and I have my thermostat set for 55-F during the night.  I fertilize year around.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
If growing in a greenhouse, then fertilizer.  In a house fertilize lightly.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:39:40 PM »
Laaz, is the Sunrise lime tree you are writing about, the tree you got from Citrus Joe?  I agree with you, I don't think Sunrise lime is a tree worth growing. By the way, I heard from Citrus Joe a while back.  All is well with him.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Oranges Have to be Culled?
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:24:23 PM »
Johnny Redland,  Many people wrongly suppose that citrus fruit draws all their required growth elements to produce a fully grown fruit from the foliage of the entire citrus tree.  However, research as shown that a particular fruit draws all of its required energy and nutrients only from the three closest leaves to the fruit, and not from the entire tree in general.  Thinning the crop load, especially the fruit clustering will help a lot to increase fruit size... especially on young trees. By the way Johnny how old is this tree?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lot More HLB in California
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
HLB has never been stopped anywhere in the world..  Unless a miracle occurs it won't be stopped in California.  Laaz I have not heard a word from Gene Lester in years.

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