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Curry is a magnet for ACP also. Banned in lots of places. Ruta family but far from being close enough to be compatable.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: When to Plant in The Ground.
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:59:42 PM »
As for me. I like to plant trees outside in ground when they are about 3 feet tall, have been topped and have a lateral branch structure. I like to plant in November. This gives the tree a chance to develope a better root systen over the winter months. By the time Spring flush arrives they are estabilished and ready to get on with it.

I do not believe that citrus hardiness is affected whether cuttings or grown from seed. I have no data to verify that except my own experience.  I have cuttings that are just as cold hardy (and in some cases hardier)  than seed grown trees. Can you show me some data that indicates what you have heard? Thanks.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shasta Gold mandarin
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:38:35 PM »
Egad. I need to bring a load to your area. Good 4 and 5 foot trees sell for 35 and 40 dollars here. That is amazing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Shasta Gold mandarin
« on: August 08, 2019, 12:42:17 PM »
All of these are good fruits. My winners would be the Murcott and the Page. I have not heard bad things about the rest. My two winners are because I have them and enjoy the fruit. At this price I would get them all.😉

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Seedlings
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:15:12 AM »
I do not wish to banter about subjective opinions. You will not change mine and it is not my intent to change yours. This is a international discussion board and you and I have had our discussion. Good luck with your citrus. I wish you well.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Suspicious Plants
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:39:21 AM »
Your opinions are yours and I laud your dedicated view. Because European practices and ideas are old does not make them the best or workable for everyone. It is also annoying when you think they are.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Seedlings
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:33:24 AM »
Yes I am a U. S. American and I like American citrus, but having studied citrus/cuisine from other countries I admire their innovative use of citrus. That said, I still prefer American ingenuity when it comes to cusine/citrus growing.  I am a long time citrus breeder/grower and I have culled the recipies (from many countries) that I do not enjoy. I have also culled the citrus that I do not enjoy. I am sure you are the same way. I think personal taste and culture make us choose to be what we are and what we like. Opinions are cultured and grown through trial and error. 

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Seedlings
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:23:36 PM »
My bottom line with yuzu is: There are so many citrus fruits that are better.....even when cooking.....give me a good lime instead of yuzu.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: ailing Meyer lemon tree
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:04:54 PM »
You need something other than regular potting soil. It is famous for forming sludge at the bottom of the pot....thereby inducing root problems.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu Seedlings
« on: August 07, 2019, 12:23:14 PM »
Not a whole lot of folks care for the taste of yuzu. I must admit that yuzu eaten out of hand is not pleasant. As a cooking ingredient I relish it.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrandarin 899J (Bernhard Voss)
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
Very nice. For a long time I have been unable to gather very much information, much less any start of Bernard Voss citrus. Seems like it is a smaller group of folks due to location that grow it. Congratulations on your succes.

Possible. Its such an advanced case of whatever.....that the symptoms are multiple and show characteristics of many problems.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cuttings not rooting
« on: August 05, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »
I too would like to know why a cutting would be less hardy. Is your resoning that: since it is not grafted on a roofstock that imparts additional hardiness that a cutting would be less hardy? Are you banking on the fact that a cutting root system is smaller an therefore makes it less hardy? Would love to see the 5 degree data. I have cuttings that are just as hardy, if not hardier than some grafted specimens. Good post. I am interested.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: OJ with pea proteins.
« on: August 05, 2019, 03:30:08 PM »
Good info Joe. I guess that I am old school and too hard headed to change but I like my OJ straight from the orange. I am however glad that someone is realizing that hlb is here to stay and we might as well counteract the effects until a wY is found to destroy it.....that might be a long time away.  Good post.

If this were my tree I would remove it. Dig it up removing all the roots that you can. Burn the remains, wash and sterilize any tools you use to do so. I would not plant another citrus in the hole. I am very curious as to what ails this tree. Take a chunk in a bag to your agriculture people and ask them to put a name on it. Yes I think the ship has left the port.

Terrible looking. Like Millet I want to know whats on the trunk? It looks like fungi. If that is the case I would think the tree is in the latter stages of decline. Usually accompanied by wet spots on trunk and branches that weep a sticky liquid. I dont know that I have seen a tree with that much on it. This could be phytophthora.....if it is it is an advanced case.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dead Wood In The Tree Canopy
« on: August 03, 2019, 05:39:27 PM »
I go a step further. I prune out all dead, diseased, unhealthy looking ends and take them to my pestolator. Its an old birdbath in my grove. In it a few lumps of charcoal and bottle of lighter. I put the prunings in it, set it on fire as I leave. No dead, diseased wood left to breed disease and pest.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trick
« on: August 03, 2019, 02:58:30 PM »
Its for grafting pecans and walnuts. Bark grafting removal.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: removing water sprout growth
« on: August 03, 2019, 02:02:24 PM »
I am a pruner in a systematic way. I like a tree shape to my citrus. From your photos all of the growth does not look like watef sprouts. I like to remove most water sprouts as they usually are from low on the area I like to be trunk. However.....water sprouts will and do become good fruiting branches. Be sure they are not sprouts from the rootstock. If they are by all means remove them.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cuttings not rooting
« on: August 03, 2019, 01:33:19 PM »
As stated. I always leave a couple of half leaves on any cuttings. It allows normal system activity to continue. Photosynthesis still occurs because of the leaves. It appears that they have buds to break. I would just hang with them until........they die or come hither.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cuttings not rooting
« on: August 03, 2019, 12:34:23 PM »
Orange and lisbon lemon are harder to root than .....say MLemon. If they are still green and not fading there is still a chance that they will root. I am sure that you used a good rooting hormone, keeping them in the shade and watered well. Hang in there. You can not lose by letting then sit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trick
« on: August 03, 2019, 12:28:18 PM »
He loved to graft old school. He would never be caught using a razor knife.....but I will...and do.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Grafting
« on: August 03, 2019, 12:13:56 PM »
Good to see you here Cindi

Citrus General Discussion / Trick
« on: August 03, 2019, 11:01:29 AM »
You can order the Tina 683d grafting knife on line. Take the screws out and you have two grafting/ knives. Good German carbon steel that takes a razor edge with just a few strokes on a stone.

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