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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:00:28 PM »
No problem. 😁

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »
Miners always hit the last flush hard. Without a systemic they will make a grown tree look like s____. Will not kill a grown tree. They will hurt new grafts and young seedlings. Rare instances they will severely handicap a young seedlings.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:56:23 PM »
What is it Millet? I have not seen any FD without curved thorns. Cross of something? I was speaking of the pic above this post, not the original posted pic. Im interested. Would love to cultivate something with curved thorns that are not on flying D.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 17, 2019, 08:16:38 AM »
Good grief. The thorns in the above pic are contorted/curved ......FLYING DRAGON.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: flying dragon vs trifoliate orange
« on: September 16, 2019, 01:37:44 PM »
Wrong link.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Japan acid citruses
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:10:11 AM »
CA is such a vast state. Nearly as long and as the US. There is as such many different terrains and many micro climes all over. Most of them are mild and it seems that pest do not become a huge burden like they do in a warm, wet and hospitable climate like in the South. Its a great environment for eating and breeding. You do not get a few......you get a slew.😁

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon and Persian lime; advice needed.
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:38:49 PM »
How did you plant? How and when do you water
 Fertilize? Give me a little more info. Lot of citrus put in the ground in Summer suffer some transplant shock. Dependent upon care it can be severe.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: 2nd New Video By Dan Wiley This One On HLB
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:43:56 PM »
Good video Millet. Explains a lot. No wonder one sees no visable trouble until its too late.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Everblooming citrus
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:23:19 PM »
I have Meiwa and Nagamie that bloom and have fruit on them, at the same time all year, even in the dead of winter
 I am in zone 9.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:49:19 AM »
Yes.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 14, 2019, 10:07:58 PM »
That is the way I mix it. 1 oz per inch of tree circumference. If you are unsure call Bayer and talk to them. I have not killed trees before mixing like this.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insect Free Tree
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:53:10 PM »
Bowmand has left the building.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 14, 2019, 12:57:41 PM »
I understand. Its what makes the workd go round.....it would be a dull place if we all lik÷d the same thing. Good luck with them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:11:39 AM »
Mix it the same as for in ground trees. When you put it in the pots....fill till soloution saturates pot. When it starts to come out weep holes in pot move to the next one. Repeat as necessary. It has time spans on pot with directions.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Japan acid citruses
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:15:18 AM »
Me too Millet. I did a lot of exploring around the island and can not recall seeing one citrus there. Perhaps my mind was on other things.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Insect Free Tree
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »
My self imposed program is to wash all fruit and produce no matter where it comes from. Its just a good healthy practice. If I did not buy the things I need becaus I was afraid that I would be harmed.....I would soon starve to death.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:53:29 PM »
These two cultivars are like antiquities in a sense. They have been used in various places and for the most part unknown for most of citrus producers. There are so much BETTER rootstocks available now. In your zone, (8b) I would go to poncirus for rootstock. It is easy to come by, disease  resistant, cold hardy as rootstock gets and gets along with lots of soil types. It is compatible with most citrus is easy to graft to. Why would you consider these two odd  ones as rootstock?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:59:18 PM »
I am not sure amout the cold hardiness of citrus mac. It is related to papeda and is thought to have come from the Philippines.  I think that FD and Std poncirus are more cold hardy than Mac. I would group it with Carrizo & Troyer as to hardiness. I do not know of anyone that uses it here. From what I know about it (not a lot) it was used for lemon rootstock by some. I grow lemon on its own roots so have not tried it. Perhaps someone that does use it will have more detailed information. I think it is a receptical for tristeza virus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:51:41 AM »
I hear you. If it works for you use it. In my small grove (60) trees I do not spray for miners. All the trees are mature and the miners damage is not worth the expense of combating them. I do spray my newly grafted and young trees. All summer I have fought the butterflies....seems like they have been extremely prolific this year.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:03:50 AM »
Yes you are right. Neem oil sprayed every 4 or 5 days will cut out a lot of leaf miner damage. One must be cautious using neem oil in real hot weather. Summer time in my Zone (9) precludes the use of neem oil most of the hot weather. In order to get the right mixture to deter the miners one can come close to damaging his citrus.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Thomasville citrangequat... or not?
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:12:51 AM »
If the graft is two weeks old I would let it alone. The sun causes rubber bands to deteriorate rather quickly. It will fall off before it does any damage. I let nature take care of parafilm also. If new growth is being interfered with I remove it....otherwise natural deterioration occurs

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:06:10 AM »
Yes. Bayer works on potted plants and will not hurt them. Follow directions on the bottle.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf miners
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:26:07 PM »
Leaf miners are a constant threat. The best control is Bayer Systemic. It needs to be applied and absorbed by the citrus in order to be effective. Spinosid spray will also help control. I find that Spinosid works best when applied before the pest get inside the leaves. For me the worst damage is done at the last flush of tbe year. Miners will not kill mature trees....even though they make trees look ugly. They will damage a young tree and severely set it back. I recommend Bayer Systemic applied before miners show.

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