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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hiryu Flying Dragon
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:18:46 AM »
Low, low seed count. I AVERAGE 30 seeds per fruit on Standard Poncirus and 25 on FD. I have not seen that low of a count. Could it be environment or nutrition dictating low seed count?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help needed
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:15:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum. I am unable to identify your pest as the photo is not clear enough for me to see it. Can you post a close up of the pest and the damage? That way I can be assured of giving you the right information.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB: Sweetie
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:23:36 AM »
It is a tangelo.....Murcott. I am not sure what they sell in Prague but here the Sweetie is sold by the bag. It may be a patented variety.???

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Looking for Scions
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:35:27 PM »
Try for a cleft graft to start. If you need a good tutorial I can post you a link. Cleft grafts are somewhat easier and succesful for new grafters.

If the bud is alive that will force it to grow. If it is not alive you can cut below the bud and cleft graft a desired variety onto it. In CA the temps should be in your favor.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Kulu lemon
« on: November 29, 2019, 11:33:10 AM »
The only lemon that has compatibility issues with poncirus is Eureka.......but Eureka has issues with most everything

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Indoor citrus, Lighting length time and warmth ??
« on: November 28, 2019, 07:53:12 PM »
Welcome Poncirusguy. Remember your many post.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Looking for Scions
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:09:54 PM »
I too see placing an interstock as way too much grafting and time consuming when there are other simple procedures. I have done some interstock placement was all on rare or high value varities.  As a technique to solve incompatibilities......only in rare cases or dire situations.😁

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Looking for Scions
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »
Yes. I have also found that Meyer Lemon has some issues not investigated. I grafted some mandrin types using Meyer as rootstock (because I had them) and the grafts took ....but....the scions just sat there for a long time. Some grew slowly and some appeared to grow with misformed and stunted leaves. I finally gave up on them and put them in the trash pile. Poncirus is compatable with most all citrus.....few compatability problems there.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Looking for Scions
« on: November 27, 2019, 04:10:34 PM »
Example. I would not graft a grapefruit with kumquats. The gfruit will overgrow the kumquat. Also when making a coctail tree it is best to make sure the rootstock is compatible with the scion. Look up citrus/rootstock compatibility  chart and it will list the cultivars that are not compatible with certian rootstocks. Some rootstock/cultivars grafts also lead to a benching situation.....

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Looking for Scions
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:54:23 PM »
If your rootstock is dormant buds will have a hard time taking. If you have a controlled environment I would cleft graft this. You can graft as many shoots as you have scions for. Be sure you are grafting compatables. You do not want a variety that is going to overgrow all the rest of them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon juice
« on: November 27, 2019, 09:22:39 AM »
To my way of thinking .....any heat or additives ruins the real taste of citrus......just my opinion.

This bud looks like it has expired. If it were viable it would be green and healthy. I think its time to lick this calf again.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon juice
« on: November 26, 2019, 01:22:55 PM »
I have good results freezing juice. I juice lemons, limes and kumauats. Juice them, fill ice cube trays with lime and lemon juice and freeze. Empty juice cubes into a large freezer bag and put in freezer. Use watever cubes you require and put bag back in freezer. I also save Kishu juice. I juice kishu in a blender, put juice on 2 quart plastic coffee container and freeze. To use, thaw in refrigerator, stir well, fill good highball glass with Kishu juice, add one large shot of Jack Daniels Single Barrel. Float 1/4 inch of heavy cream on top and report to the pier or veranda. Watch sun go down. Other than adding preservatives  there is little hope of long term storage of citrus juice without considerable loss of flavor and nutrients.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to get rid of this?
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:06:54 AM »
Soft  cushiony cotton scale. Use Neem oil or a good horticultural oil. May take a couple of sprays. Do it when temps are under 85F. The black looking deposits are the residue left by the scale. Other insects will feed on this and sooty mold can develope. Spray. Common problem with lemon. Look for other places for this pest. Other .....such as Buford Holly will harbor him.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is greening in fruit or seeds?
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:29:53 PM »
CA & FL and other places have Certified producers. As long as the fruit is from a certified producer and all the requirements are met for shipping, quarantine specifications are met,  there is a way to market the indistries product.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is greening in fruit or seeds?
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:25:03 PM »
Remember this: MOST Grapefruit come true from seed. not necessarily come true. Ruby Red is famous for coming true.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is greening in fruit or seeds?
« on: November 23, 2019, 04:26:29 AM »
I have been told by LSU/USDA that seeds are not capable of transporting hlb. Fruit on the other hand is.....hence the quarantines list fruit as a no no. I have yet to get an explanation as to why seed is not capable of transporting hlb........

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« on: November 20, 2019, 07:23:13 PM »
Squeeze one on top of your grilled fillet of flounder.........

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Organic/No-Spray Citrus Fruits
« on: November 19, 2019, 01:17:28 PM »
With the hlb Florida.....its goning to be hard to find anyone that does not spray or treat.....and if they say they did not.......

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Unknown citrus
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:15:57 PM »
Looks like citrange to me.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kinzu Kumquat/Orange?
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:34:59 AM »
This is the smallest of kumquats. Round and most of the time the size of a marble. It is mostly a novelty and/or used for bonsai. Not commercially produced. Come to think of it....I know of none in the home cultivated areas. Try ccpp.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: vaniglia sanguingo fruit
« on: November 17, 2019, 11:05:36 AM »
Hi Millet
That is why citrus from different areas taste different even though they are the same cultivars in my opinion. There are so many factors that make the taste of citrus what it is that it is baffaling at times. I have different mandrins that even the North side of the trees taste different from the South side. I agree....that would be a good experiment....

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Root stock question
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:53:26 PM »
Here is a thought. Graft different varities on the shoots of the poncirus......and I will send you some poncirus seed and you can plant you some rootstock.....much easier that trying to air layer poncirus.....

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:17:59 AM »
So many cures and retardants for the aging process. I often think that if, when I was young, had I known I would live this long I would have not smoked stuff and guzzled a lot of beer but.....alas I have lived, reared children, am comfortable in my age and enjoy days and nights. If only I had used fingerlime for all.............😁

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