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Two major factors relating to fruit flavor are: 1) Age of the tree, and 2) time of harvest.   Most citrus trees do not produce quality fruit until the tree reaches approximately 5- 7 years of age.  In the case of mandarins  waiting to pick the fruit until the fruit becomes puffy, you have waited to long,

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to stop citrus greening solution.
« on: November 19, 2018, 03:04:11 PM »
They have tried antibiotics here in the US, without much success.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 18, 2018, 03:42:50 PM »
Well snek, your are adding microorganisms a plenty via the cattle, sheep, horse and hen mature, plus the liquid humus.  It is the microorganisms in these products what would make an organic fertilizer available.   Also, you are using the conventional fertilizer Osmocote. This is what Lebmung's and my  posts explained above.

Mark, I've used Root Maker 100-ft. air root pruning rolls for many years.  A really great way to make containers of any size.  For those that are not familiar with this product, containers of any size can be made from these rolls by simply cutting off a length of the roll to match the container size desired..

Citrus General Discussion / A new Video from Dan Wiley's Fuitmentor
« on: November 17, 2018, 08:22:23 PM »
Dan Wiley of Fruit Mentor just published a new video on grafting citrus. It shows a highly efficient method of chip budding that allows a large number of trees to be produced in a small space. This is particularly important in California because all citrus propagation must now be performed inside of insect proof structures. This protects the trees from the Asian citrus psyllids that spread the deadly huanglongbing disease

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:16:06 PM »
Not only Dr. Earth, but all organic fertilizers are of not much use when applied to container culture.  This is because organic fertilizers must rely on microorganisms to first break down organic fertilizers, before they become available for the tree's absorption.  Container culture provides none, to very little microorganisms to accomplish this task. Therefore, organic fertilizers are a very poor choice for container grown trees. EDTA, especially in the form of the EDTA-iron chelate, is readily decomposed on exposure to sunlight and yields biodegradable products. Both biodegradation and non biological degradation ensure that EDTA doesn't ppersist
in the environment.     

Mark, yes at the temperature I keep the greenhouse (55-F night) the trees flower and fruit year around, just as they do in the tropics.  Many of my in ground trees are in bloom at the present time (Cara Cara, Dekopon, Valentine Pummelo, Ponkan Mandarin, and a Tango Mandarin.  My in ground Marsh seedless grapefruit has started a general all around flush, and I can see tiny new flower buds at the ends of the flushes.  After the blooms have set fruit, I will give the trees a foliar spray of low biuret urea.

I agree with Mark.  Jack's 25-5-15 W/TM is the fertilizer I use on citrus.  Does a fantastic job.   6-4-6 nutrient value is quite low.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: My small fruit tree orchard
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:10:28 AM »
I have not even heard of some of those fruits.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Other seeds
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
I can give you some NZ Lemonade seed.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:00:07 PM »
Louisport, is the Corsega grapefruit a white fleshed fruit?

In the greenhouse I have a 250K 95% efficient Lennox heater, and a 200k Reznor.  Both run on propane.  The Lenox is set with a low night time temperature of 55-F, and the Reznor at 45-F.  If for some reason the first heater goes out of service, the second (Reznor) heater comes on.   Never had a complete failure in 30 years.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor Calamondin Citrus leaf color
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:22:36 AM »
Your tree looks quite normal.  I do see a little manganese deficiency, on the young newer leaves, but that almost always goes away.  You can apply manganese sulfate, or manganese nitrate if you wish, but the tree should take care of the problem on its own as the new leaves fully mature.  For your information the symptoms  of an manganese deficiency are:  New leaves with darker green veins WITH green border areas to the sides of the veins, on an otherwise yellow leaf, and leaves normal in size.

Citrus General Discussion / Louisiana Citrus - Video
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:31:03 PM »

This is fruit from Becnel Family Farms.  Many on this forum know of the Becnels

Citrus General Discussion / Citrus Asian Psllids Found In Visalia CA.
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
Recently 250 citrus psyllids have been found in Visalia, CA, home of the world famous Citrus Variety Collection, and the Lincove Citrus Research Station.   Psyllids seem to be moving through California at a scary rate.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:53:17 AM »
ZnSO4 is commonly used as a water soluble source of zinc.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: twig dieback with gum at branch crooks
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:18:09 PM »
It seems that everything that actually works is regulated in Europe

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:15:33 AM »
Lebmung, your correct that at a pH of 6 Iron is at it maximum availability.  However, iron still has some availability up to a pH of 8.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »
Brian, I doubt that the high humidity in your greenhouse has anything to do with your tree problem.   Humidity in my greenhouse, especially during the winter months sometimes causes "rain" to fall from the glazing.  On warmish days I turn on the exhaust fans to reduce the humidity.  However, over the 30 years I've had the greenhouse, I have never had a problem.  In Florida during the summer many days the humidity is 100 percent.  On Okinawa, when I was in the Navy, the humidity was near 100 percent the entire summer, no problem with the citrus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:50:26 PM »
C35's soil adaptation is now somewhat known. The rootstock is adapted to loam, sandy loam and sandy soil.  May preform poorly on very heavy soils with poor drainage, but not much data on this is available.  C35 has shown poor tolerance to salinity (chlorides) and to calcareous soils, where it has shown to be somewhat worse than even Carrizo.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf curling
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:20:10 PM »
Water stress is of course a possibility.  However, I tend to suspect a potassium deficiency.  What is the potassium content of the fertilizers you are applying?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Ilya11 is your Yuzu fruit shown above mostly juice or seeds?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Did I over feed or under feed?
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:44:25 AM »
I don't see any symptoms of a salt build up in your container.    A salt build up shows a burring of the leaf's tip and along the leaf sides.  In Canadian Citrus's first picture I'm not sure what going on .  The second picture is showing several leaves with a manganese deficiency.  Some might think it is a magnesium deficiency because of the darker green delta shape, but it can't be because magnesium deficiencies show up on a tree's older leaves.  To correct a manganese deficiency you can apply manganese sulfate either as a foliar spray, or to the soil, OR you can simply do nothing.  New ctrus leaves very commonly show a manganese deficiency, almost always they grow out of it as the leave matures.  During the winter months water your tree with a lukewarm water (70 - 80-F) solution.  This will help the health of the root system, and fertilizers to reach your tree more efficiently.   

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu... my new obsession!
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:38:54 PM »
Lebmung your Yuzu tree has SERIOUS thorns.  It must have been grown from seed.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Seedless lime deficiency
« on: November 08, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »
Various deficiencies show symptoms, and with some deficiencies when the deficiency is cured the damaged leaves do not regain their normal coloration.

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