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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:48:02 PM »
Reading  Greg's link, it says that ground applications moves the insecticide into the nectar.  I removed my post that stated that it did not move into flowers.  I must be more caution   I'll look into my notes, and see what I can find. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:29:17 AM »
Not if applied correctly as the product label shows, such as at dawn when bees have returned to their hive.

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Bicadad, here is what U. Of Florida writes about root stocks for satsumas :

Trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifolata (L.) Raf) is the most commonly used rootstock for satsuma mandarins, especially in cool climates where maximum cold tolerance develops. However, in Florida, where the winters can be relatively short and interrupted by brief periods of warm temperatures, trifoliate orange does not provide consistent protection from cold south of Gainesville.

Trifoliate orange grows well on fertile, clay to loamy type soils. It does not develop a very deep or wide-ranging root system and is poorly adapted to saline or calcareous conditions, but its resistance to foot rot, a soil-borne disease, makes it a good choice for soils with poor drainage. Trifoliate orange is susceptible to exocortis, a virus-like disease; blight, a disease whose causal agent is unknown; and the burrowing nematode, with some selections resistant to the citrus nematode. Many selections of P. trifoliata are available, including a dwarfing rootstock named Flying Dragon.

'Swingle' citrumelo is a cross between P. trifoliata and 'Duncan' grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.). 'Carrizo' citrange is a cross between P. trifoliata and Washington Navel (Citrus sinensis L.). Satsumas are often propagated on 'Carrizo' and especially 'Swingle' rootstocks. This is due to the fact that budding and early tree growth are better for satsumas on 'Swingle' compared to P. trifoliata. The performance of satsuma on 'Swingle' or 'Carizzo' rootstocks compared to P. trifoliata has not been adequately compared, although they are believed to be less cold tolerant than when grafted on P. trifoliata. We have observed 'Navel' on 'Carrizo' and 'Owari', and 'Brown Select' on 'Swingle' to withstand 14°F without appreciable cold injury at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL, when fully cold acclimated.

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A team of scientists from several universities that surveyed a representative sample of U.S. consumers and conducted focus groups to better understand American consumers' attitudes about GM food and agriculture.
About half of the 1,050 people who responded to the survey had positive attitudes toward GM science, the researchers found. Nearly 37 percent of the consumers surveyed felt neutral about GM science and 14 percent had negative perceptions of it. Most of the people who were receptive to GM science were white males who were millennials or younger, the data indicated. They were highly educated—most held a bachelor's degree or higher—and affluent, with annual incomes of $75,000 or greater. Women, on the other hand, constituted 64 percent of the group with negative feelings about GM science. Baby boomers and older adults were nearly twice as likely to fall into this group. People in this group also were less educated—about half reported some college but no degree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please help ID pomelo variety
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:19:56 PM »
Chandler is a widely grown pummelo and its flesh is pink.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Anyone Growing Oroblanco?
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:11:50 PM »
Is this Marj, who did such an excellent job running the Savannah Citrus Expo?

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Nosari7Viper,  if you order the seeds from Japan, would you please return to this post and let us know if they germinate.  Everything depends on how old the seed is and how long it has been removed from the fruit.  Japan is a long way away.  If their seed is fresh than this could help other members of the forum also.

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I  think you question has been answered.

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Because Arizona is a citrus state, if any one shipped citrus into Arizona from out of state the shipments were illegal.

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No US nursery located outside of Arizona, can legally ship into Arizona - None..   You will have to find a source with in Arizona.  If you know how to graft, you could possibly locate legal budwood.  At least you could ask the CCPP if they are able to send budwood into Arizona.

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If you graft, see the CCPP web site for budwood.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:34:17 AM »
Kumin, excellent post, very detailed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:49:23 PM »
I have eaten the last of the New Zealand Lemonade.   During the season I sampled fruit that was mostly yellow mature fruit (still some green rind), completely yellow fruit, and one I found just two days ago that had dropped from the tree and was just slightly turning soft.  I don't actually know how long ago it fell to the ground.  Least sweet = the early mostly yellow (still some green rind), next in sweetness = completely yellow fruit, and the fruit with the highest sweet taste was the fruit I found that had dropped from the tree.  Therefore, it made me think that perhaps storing the NZL much like one does with a Dekopon, might be the way to go if higher sweetness is desired..

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Citrus General Discussion / marathon - A New Mandarin
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:37:36 AM »
 Marathon mandarin is a seedless mandarin orange variety that not only tastes good and is easy to peel, but also can be kept on the tree for up to 3 months without losing much of its quality.  Side note:  seems like everything being developed these days is a mandarin.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock for Femminello lemons.
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:38:02 AM »
Sour orange is indeed a great root stock *if* your area does not have Tristeza virus (CTV).  Sour orange is highly susceptible to Tristeza.

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I don't know how much longer we should let this post continue.  We are starting to beat a dead horse. We have to be careful of the quality of some responses.

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In the USA, many pesticides are available for the use by the general public.  However, their is also a category of pesticides called Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP).  These RUP can only be obtained if the user has what is called a Restricted Use Pesticide license. Farmers, applicators, etc. obtain this license by passing a course on proper pesticide use, pesticide safety procedures, which pesticide can be used on which crop, reentry periods etc..  License holders have to be recertified every couple years. In my estimation this is a much better situation, than radically disallowing any use at all under any circumstances what so ever.   Lastly to Cookie Monster, thank you for your link.  it is an excellent link, I had no idea,

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: First good Rio Star grapefruit in 5 years.
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:46:58 PM »
Good things come to those who wait.  Congratulations.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock for Femminello lemons.
« on: February 04, 2019, 12:49:10 PM »
C. Macrophylia, is the rootstock typically used commercially in California with lemons.    Lemons on Macrophylla typically have good to excellent yields during the first 10 to 15 years, often superior to those of trees on other rootstocks.  However, as trees age, they typically develop health problems and yields decrease. Years ago I purchased my New Zealand Lemonade tree from a local garden center, and do not know for sure what rootstock it is grafted upon, but it is probably on Mac.   

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock for Femminello lemons.
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:13:19 PM »
I do not know about the compatibility of Single, Carrizo and Troyer with the Italian lemon varieties that you list, but I can tell you that Swingle, Carrizo and Troyer are incompatible with the Eureka lemon.    In the case of Carrizo and Troyer, although they are incompatible with Eureka Lemon, the are compatible with Lisbon lemons.  Therefore, there might or might not be an issue with various other lemon cultivars. If you find definite results to your question, please post it on this forum.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Fingerlime cross
« on: February 02, 2019, 04:24:31 PM »
Yes, then in English it is fungus gnats.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: February 02, 2019, 02:06:25 PM »
For forum members reading through this post, that are not familiar with what the variety HRS 899 is see below:

Newly bred variety, the tests haven’t been finalized yet. It is a cross of tangerine variety 'Changsha' and Poncirus. It grows well and fast, has only simple leaves and is significantly hardier than the citranges 'Rusk' and 'Morton'. Its flowers are small, comparable to those of tangerines. B. Voss says about 15 clones labeled HRS and a capital letter, of which the clone 'HRS-899 J' is supposedly hardy to -15°C and the clone 'US 899 F' has much more vigorous growth. Its leaves mono-, di- and trifoliate and it’s a little bit hardier.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Fingerlime cross
« on: February 02, 2019, 10:17:22 AM »
Mikkel, the medium your  Faustrime x Ichang Papeda cross is planted in looks quite strange.  What is the mixture made of, also what is all that white stuff on top?   It looks like it would not drain very well.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock video
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:37:23 PM »
Thanks Vlad, it is a really great video.  Tons of information.

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