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Wish you luck. Perhaps someone in CA will be able to help you out. I love to top work a big healthy tree to several different varities....especially a grapefruit......I dont love a lot of them.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus Obsessed
« on: August 20, 2019, 02:10:20 PM »
The only way to get xie shan in Calif. Is to order budwood from ccpp and graft to your rootstock.....legaly.

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Not an issue. Meyer lemon will bloom all the time. It will have fruit and blooms at the same time. Welcome to the forum.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaves Dropping Off My Meyer Lemon
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:43:45 PM »
As long as you have warm and water outside  I would leave it till I had to bring it inside. The longer in natural conditions the better for the tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaves Dropping Off My Meyer Lemon
« on: August 18, 2019, 03:07:45 PM »
5 days is not enough for your efforts to show
 Give it a little more time and watch. The decline did not happen in 5 days and the recovery will not happen in 5 days. Lets give it a chance..
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I find that there will not be enough evidence in a small lot comparison to draw a viable conclusion as to growth rates. I plant several hundred of different rootstock seed and draw the general growth rates for that seed. I find that each one is dependant upon seed source, weather conditions, and care. So many factors effect growth rate that a general conclusion is all that one can glean from a particular group of plants.

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Sorry for your loss. I am afraid that your location dictates that hlb is something that you will have to live with at pressnt unless you have very deep pockets and are able to build the required enclosures. Like you door yard citrus in your area, I think, is a thing that is dissapointing and fruitless, in more ways than one. Lets hope that we get a way to continue to grow in spite of the drawbacks.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:00:54 AM »
With citrus grafting the results of graftin mature wood to hasten bloom/bearing time is a tried and true practice. Each individual combination will have slight differences in time and action.....but will follow the general rules....

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: August 15, 2019, 03:33:17 PM »
Sorry that you feel that way SeaWalnut. The truth is: You do not know anything about me. I have my freedom and my free agency to think and make my own decisions. A commodity that history has demonstrated, is in short supply in your home. I do not discuss politics with anyone as this is a forum for talking about citrus/tropical fruit. I certianly do not want to speak politics wit you as you have demonstrated that you dont have the knowledge to do so. Therefore I am going to disregard your last statement as ignorance. I shall not respond to it or any more of your bull. Take care, good luck with your citrus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
I agree and laud you for being smart enough and free enough to make your own WISE decizilns😁

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:22:25 PM »
It depends upon what you mean by "support them". I "use" them. When those that have power to ban certian things, that takes awaw my free agency and does not allow me to make my own decisions as to what I use. Banning things is not what I want government to do.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus Obsessed
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:49:00 PM »
Good. People that grow things are usually self sufficient and honest folks. Count yourself lucky to have an intrest that brings uou rewards, keeps you engaged and brings smiles to your face. There is nothing wrong to being a parent to trees.😁

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Not exactly the case here. I would like natrual balance take over here. However at the present mother nature needs a helping hand. At the present that hand is chemicals. The chemical lobby is strong here....so strong that you will never see a complete ban of pesticides.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus Obsessed
« on: August 15, 2019, 08:20:49 AM »
Buy more property Cindi. A greenhouse and citrus grove are coming. When your first bunch of grafts are successful you will get to work......

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:13:00 PM »
Thats a great idea. Going to have to try it. Soapy water is a thing that lots of bugs can not stand.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Key Lime Question
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:21:20 PM »
You should by all means contacted your County Agent when you found what you thought were psyllids. As Millet stated, it just a matter of time. Still not too late to call your County Agent and get a professional to check your tree out. If you have hlb they will handle it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Key Lime Question
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
This could also bud mite infestation. Bud mite is usually associated with lemon but they also attack other citrus. Usually not fatal to the tree they will cause blossom drop and fruit yeild losses. A good soap spray will usually control them. Neem oil also will work. Do not use neem oil in the heat of summer. What were the details of your psyllid incident?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Key Lime Question
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:02:18 PM »
What is the discoloration on the tree? This is not the appearance of a healthy tree. Did the tree get stressed for water recently? Did you check for honeydew? I think your tree might have a fungus problem and an insect problem. Can you post good closeup pics?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's going on with my lemon?
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:47:42 PM »
The damage, although ugly will not cause undue harm to the tree. CLM is a pest that one has to deal with. No use to start pruning leaves and such. Treat with a deterrent and let it go. With treatment new damage can be halted an the tree will recover.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:07:16 PM »
Good man Millet. Anything that dares to die on me goes into the pestolater to burn with other varmits and scoundrels.😃

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's going on with my lemon?
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:48:51 AM »
Bayer is good advice. It works and is systemic.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:08:31 AM »
Vlad. In your area I would wait till my last frost/freeze date was close. Then plant my seedlings. If you happen to get a late frost/freeze you can throw a blanket over them and poncirus will survive. Luck to you.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:08:40 AM »
Yes I would agree Millet. I would never try to install a new tree where the ground is frozen or will freeze. The difference in our climates dictates when to plant. The ground here is never frozen. We only have a few frost/freeze days a year and they are of short duration....so yes planting time for us differs.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 12, 2019, 08:03:49 PM »
Same story. If you are planting.....meaning from a pot to the ground, anytime is good
 Summertime requires that you keep it watered well. If you are transplanting, meaning digging it up and planting somewherd, its best to do it when poncirus is dormant, that means fall/winter.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's going on with my lemon?
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:59:02 PM »
And Spinosid.

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