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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: C35 Citrange
« on: July 21, 2019, 02:31:43 PM »
The origin of C35 was a seedling of Ruby orange x Webber-Fawcet trifoliate, made in 1951.  UCR released it in 1986.  Trees on C35 have relatively good freeze tolerance where the climate induces dormancy. As Kumin wrote, in climates with warmer winter temperatures, such as Florida and Texas, trees may be much less freeze tolerant. However, they are typically somewhat more susceptibleto freezes  than those on Trifoliate. Fruit also has relatively good freeze tolerance.  C35 has good compatibility with all oranges, grapefruit, and Lisbon lemons, but strong incompatible with Eureka lemon. Nearly all mandarins perform well for at least 10 to 15 years, but many eventually develop bud union crease and decline.  Lastly, C35 is well adapted to loam, sandy loam and sandy soil,  May perform poorly on very heavy soils with poor drainage  Poor tolerance to soils having high chlorides and also calcareous soils, where it is somewhat worse than Carrizo

You cannot expect a high quality fruit from such a young tree.  Citrus trees do not produce higher quality fruit until at least 5 years of age.  Lastly, Valencia's are normally used as a juice orange.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Need help ID
« on: July 20, 2019, 10:44:38 PM »
Looks like Swingle root stock

Citrus General Discussion / I Will Be Resigning From This Form
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:16:34 PM »
Thanks to all the members for there support.  I will be at

God Bless

It is not citrus greening.  It looks like citrus scab.  Lot of information on the Internet about scab.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: July 13, 2019, 02:53:51 PM »
Will, your tree will be much better off using a granular fertilizer, rather than spikes.  Although most any type of fertilizer is "OK", some nutrition ratios are better then others.  I always use Peters Professional 25-5-15 for all my citrus. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Four season nursery - Owari Satsuma
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:02:18 AM »
Very nice looking trees, especially for entry level class trees.  The nursery seems to certainly know how to grow trees.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:12:03 PM »
Will The Mewa kumquat if grown outdoors need to be in zone 8 or higher.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: CCPP
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:46:04 PM »
As pinkturtle wrote.  CCPP bud wood is relatively inexpensive if you live in California, if not the price goes way up.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:43:14 PM »
I have never used the instrument shown.  I only use a simple grafting knife.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Changshou Kumquat
« on: July 12, 2019, 04:40:20 PM »
Good alternative for a good tasting kumquat with a sweet peel is the Mewa kumquat. 

yes, sandy rapid draining soil, is a problem when it comes to maintaining an even moisture level in the tree's root zone.  Try your best when the tree is in bloom.  The bloom lasts a couple weeks +or -.

One EXTREMELY important item, be absolutely sure to NEVER EVER let the a citrus tree's root zone become low on available water.  Even semi dry.  Doing so is a big timel killer of the bloom.

3d spray is to enlarge fruit, If you wish larger fruit.  The first spray, 2 months befpre expected bloom date is very important in setting a good bloom.  Did you do the first spray, and was it a couple months before expected bloom?

Jungle Yare I wish the very best of luck to you and your tree.

The bad thing is your tree is growing in Florida, which is the worst possible location possible for a citrus tree.  Healthy citrus trees die just as dead and citrus trees that are not in prime condition.  If an infested psyllid feeds on your tree it will die.  The tree's only hope is that a cure can be found.  They have been desperately searching for a cure for over 10 years and as yet have not found it. I give your tree a zero percent chance for a long life unless you surround it within a tight screened habitat to keep psyllids from ever reaching it.  If your tree has be growing outside it could very will have already been infected.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Update Louisiana quarantine
« on: July 08, 2019, 03:09:30 PM »
Bomand, when clicking on the link you provided, I get the comment...Can't be shown.

Depends if your spaying for micro nutrients or general nutrition.  All commercial growers use low biuret Urea, which they apply 3 times a year.  2-months prior to bloom, after early drop, and again in July.  The first application increases the bloom, second increases the amount of fruit held by the tree, and the third spray increases the size of the fruit.  There are various micro nutrient sprays available.  I use one called STEM, but I'm not 100% sure it is on the market, 

A spray for fertilization, or a spray for insect control?

I have a lot of trees grafted on Flying Dragon. I like the rootstock for its ability to keep trees shorter, as I grow in ground trees inside a large greenhouse.  As Laaz wrote, flying dragon's bud union typically does show considerable shoulder development, which sometimes can lead to compression  girdling.  Most mandarins perform extremely well for at least 15 years, but eventually develop bud union crease and decline.  Overall it is an excellent rootstock where it is well adapted. Disease resistance make it a good choice for replant situations. It is well adapted to loam, sandy loam, and clay soils. Can also perform well on sandy soils, but only if irrigation is managed carefully because roots are shallow and therefore trees on trifoliate are quite susceptible to drought. Flying Dragon's internal fruit quality is good to excellent with all common scions.  Fruit typically have high solids, acids and juice content. There are numerous root stocks, but not one that is fully suitable for every situation that a tree could  find itself growing in.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:09:32 PM »
I believe that lemons are just about the easiest citrus variety to root.  Anyway, it is either lemons or Laaz's favorite tree the Meyer lemon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:05:07 PM »
Me. Texas and I both agree.  It seems the wisest thing that pinkturtle could do.

Lavender,  using a mature root stock is not what induces early flowering (2 or 3 years).  Rather it is using a mature scion that is grafted on to a rootstock that induces early flowering.

pinkturtle, Florida is a dangerous place to grow citrus.

Bomand, what type of seeds did you plant?  Some seeds come true and some seeds do not come true.

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