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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Advise me citrus masters!
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:58:40 AM »
Zephian, I'm no expert, but that is leaf miner damage on your leaves. The only non pesticide solution I know of is horticultural oil sprayed every 5 to 10 days until new signs diminish. They look bad, but mature trees will still recover and produce. That does look like sunburn on your Pomelo. I see it on some of the leaves also. Painting with 50/ 50 mix of latex paint and water should help. Maybe some of the more knowledgeable members will give you more solutions.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:09:30 PM »
In my experience, though limited, trees with seedling rootstock seem to grow faster and rebound quicker after transplanting, cold injury and insect damage than rooted cutting rootstock.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: finger lime
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:12:18 PM »
I have a finger lime tree 5 ft tall x 4 ft wide..first year in ground.  It has bloomed twice this past spring, but held no fruit. It has grown like crazy.  Is there a secret to getting them to hold fruit or am I just not waiting long enough?  Not trying to hijack here, but thought it may be relevant. I also read somewhere not to fertilize with nitrogen until fruit set, but epsom salt may help with fruit set. I'm trying to figure them out also.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
I agree, Walt, that everyone's situation is different, but I don't think we have high humidity. You can stand outside in the shade for a full 5 minutes before a puddle starts forming under your feet.. Lol. My point was that I didn't even really try and the suckers rooted, so it shouldn't be difficult for someone who actually tries. I believe it is better to use seed grown rootstock IMO, but in a pinch?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Root Stock?
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:40:02 AM »
Issac-1, I have had some success with rooting rootstock suckers. I have had FD, Rubidoux, and several others take. All I did was put them in a pot with some good potting soil mix, no hormones, no dome. Just stuck them in the soil, not really expecting them to take, but a lot of them did.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:04:33 PM »
Pyrethrin is derived from chrysanthemums. I've you've ever noticed, insects don't normally attack chrystanthemums

I grow Moringa, and have noticed that no insects seem to bother it either. I have read that it is beneficial as an insecticide and nutritional supplement. I have not tried it, but am thinking about giving it a go next spring on some of my trees to see how it does.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »



This little bug killer stopped and posed for a picture today. Keep up the good work, little buddy.

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Yeah, Brian, keep trying.  My Grandfather could graft a stick onto a rock, but I didn't get his grafting genes. However after several failures, I am starting to have some successes. It takes patience and determination and a little bit of luck, but the results are worth it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Natural pest control
« on: September 02, 2018, 02:50:15 PM »
Nice looking toad there, Brian. Hope he doesn't give warts to your FD...Lol.  The American chameleon or anole, is what I have many of, naturally. I find them everywhere. Lately I have seen several very small ones out and about roaming and feeding, so they are breeding somewhere.  I did not know about their UVB needs
. Luckily my greenhouse is not air tight and they can roam in and out freely. The toads come and go as they please also.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:52:04 AM »
Sorry, I copied wrong section from Growing Produce...

‘Grand Frost’ is an irradiated Ichang lemon. This is a large lemon (25 centimeters to 28 cm in circumference) with about 8 Brix and high juice content. It has nice, bright-yellow color and a maturity range of November through January.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:09:39 PM »
That is what I understand. 

From University of Georgia...

Grand Frost™ lemon, which also originates from a Chinese cultivar, produces large, juicy fruit and has been grown by backyard citrus growers since the 1930s. Grand Frost™ has significantly fewer seeds than the Chinese cultivar, and also is able to survive cold winters in South Georgia.

From Growing Produce...

‘Sweet Frost’ is an irradiated Changsha mandarin with two to three seeds per fruit. It has a Brix range of 11-12, it is very easy peel, well-colored, and matures (in GA) in November or December.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Scarring on fruit
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:34:49 PM »
Millet, I was referring to foliar spraying with  low biuret urea (LBU) for enhanced cold protection. I don't know how long an application last.


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Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:29:39 PM »
Nice looking trees, Luisport. Nice variety.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Scarring on fruit
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:34:14 AM »
Thanks, Millet, that's what I needed to know.  If I could bother you with one more question, when would be the latest that you would spay with LBU, temperature wise. I have read several times it helps with freeze protection also. It may only help a little, but every little bit helps. Does it promote flushing?  Well, that's more than one question.Lol

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Scarring on fruit
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:38:11 PM »
Hey, Millet. How often do you recommend spraying citrus with HO?  I feel like I need to spray every time a tree flushes to help with the leaf miners, but it seems like there are always some trees flushing, somewhere. I don't want to over do it.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:19:49 PM »
Well dang, Brian, it looks like we can only play catch, unless some one has an extra large fingerlime... then we can play ball!!!!!!!!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:36:40 PM »
That's good to know, Millet. I sure hope it taste good, because it is HUUUUGGGEEEE....for a lemon anyway.

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Citrus General Discussion / Sneaky Lemon
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:20:12 PM »
I thought that I had removed all the little fruitlets off of my UGA Grand Frost tree this past spring. I found this one later, hiding under some low hanging leaves. When I first found it, it was the size of a golf ball, so I decided to leave it. Now it is bigger than a softball.



UGAGrand Frost Lemon (I have big hands)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is horticultural oil safe for citrus
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:03:39 AM »
Most HO labels that I have read mention that it may delay color set on citrus if used late in season.  Has anyone had a problem with this?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Scarring on fruit
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:58:25 AM »
Thanks, Millet.

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Citrus General Discussion / Scarring on fruit
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:36:03 PM »
I found this on one of my Okitsu Wase fruit today. This is the only fruit on the tree like this. None of my other trees have any like this either.



Any ideas?

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I just tested 2 of mine off of my tree, and they sank.  They are Hosui and 20th century.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:07:29 PM »
A few more pics from middle Ga.... the last ones, I promise  Lol.


Changshou (Fukushu) Kumquat forming blossoms in August?




Bumper Satsuma



Arctic Frost Satsuma




3 year old Meyer Lemon  Takes a lot of pruning to keep it contained.

I hope too meet and greet many of you at the Citrus Expo in Valdosta Ga. in November.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first mango tree
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:49:50 AM »
Thanks, skhan. That makes sense.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My first mango tree
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:02:32 AM »
Hey, AlexTrees.  Thanks, but now I'm confused. Everything I read about pruning mango trees, sounded exactly like pruning stone or pome fruit. In which case you never want your scaffold limbs all coming from a central point off of the trunk, but rather spaced out. Is this something unique to mango, or is it more for container culture.  According to Fairchild and other resources I was going to cut below the ring of buds, or is this just for field application?




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