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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mexican lemon tree Advice
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
During the first few years, apply fertilizer to young trees to stimulate vigorous growth of leaves and branches that will become the framework of the mature tree.  Beginning about 2 weeks after planting, frequent light applications of fertilizer should be made approximately every 6 weeks.  Fertilizer should not be applied between October 1 and February 1 for the first year or two, most especially in colder regions. The goal of the fertilizer program for young fruit bearing trees is to continue to stimulate vigorous growth of leaves and branches that may compete with early fruit production.  After the tree has become established, the goal will be to replace nutrients removed by the fruit and to provide enough nutrients to sustain continued tree growth. Many different fertilizers formulations are available for use on dooryard citrus trees. In general, the numbers on a fertilizer bag refer to the percent of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium plus other secondary and micronutrients.  For example if the numbers 8-8-8 were listed on a fertilizer bag it would contain 8% nitrogen, 8% phosphorus and 8% potassium. Other nutrients like magnesium, copper, and boron may also be listed.  This type of fertilizer would be ideal for a nonbearing young citrus tree.  Higher analysis, mixed formulations such as 10-10-10, 12-12-12, or 15-0-14 are used on mature trees.  A 1 year old tree should be fertilized 6 times a growing season. A 2 year old tree should be fertilized 5 times per season. Three year old trees  4 times per season. Four year old trees and older fertilize three times a year.   For young trees, apply fertilizer uniformly in a 3-ft. diameter circle around the tree. As the tree becomes older, the area fertilized should be enlarge as the root system expands. As a rule of thumb, fertilize an area twice the diameter of the tree canopy.  Care should be taken to avoid root or trunk damage by uneven placement or mounding the fertilizer against the trunk. Purchase real fertilizer for your tree. Personally I would not use fertilizers such as  Dr. Earth and Alaska Fish fertilizer, your tree needs a real fertilizer.  Just looking at the tree it is quite easy to see that the poor thing is struggling to find some food to live on.  The best to you and your tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mexican lemon tree Advice
« on: July 20, 2018, 03:17:34 PM »
LionKing, you need to feed your tree with real fertilizer.  Citrus absorb nutrients in a 5-1-3 ratio, meaning for every 5 parts nitrogen, the tree will also absorb 1 part phosphorous and 3 parts potassium.  From my experience, you can throw away "Superthrive", its pretty much worthless. Citrus are heavy feeders, requiring more nutrition than many plants.  Find a fertilizer with a formula that is higher in nitrogen and potassium that also  contains trace minerals, and feed your tree 4 times during the season.  You should have started a good fertilizer program for your tree last March.  You are starving the poor tree. Good fortune to this trees.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Mandarin Clementine and Finger lime
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:09:33 AM »
Clementine  does not come true from seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:03:40 PM »
TR Hoveys  can be grown as a container plant, and never put into the ground,  They don't get very big.

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Citrus General Discussion / HLB Increases In California
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:01:39 PM »
the number of HLB detections in California is quickly approaching 700.   There have been more than 350 detections in Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange counties this year alone.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cultivar list
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:41:53 PM »
Yourgos, is Houston in a quarantine area?  There might be a location in Texas where you can purchase a Marsh Grapefruit tree, but I personally don't know of a Texas supplier. Maybe Mr. Texas can chime in when he reads this post. The sweetness of white grapefruit depends on how long you let the fruit remain on the tree, and how hot of an area the tree is grown in..  I pick the fruit in March and April.  Marsh taste like a real grapefruit is supposed to taste.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cultivar list
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Marsh grapefruit is not a cold hardy cultivar.   I remember Dr. Malcolm Manners once wrote on the old forum, that a Marsh grapefruit he picked from a 25 year old tree was the best grapefruit he had ever tasted.  That tree was growing on the collage campus of Florida Southern Collage.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cultivar list
« on: July 14, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »
TFN of the cultivars shown on your list I would keep:
Cara Cara
Page
Moro
Sugar Belle
New Zealand Lemonade
Bearss Lime
Xie Shan
Dekopon
Owari
Grapefruit (But it would be a white Grapefruit like Marsh seedless)

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus in bloom
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
I personally know Gaylord, what a nice guy..  He has been very silent lately, I have not seen him around any of the citrus forms.

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With my lemons, I juice them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then store in the freezer.  My wife uses them when making lemonade, and other recipes.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: in-ground in-greenhouse
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:30:34 PM »
I have an in ground Cara Cara grafted on Flying Dragon growing inside my greenhouse.  I don't 100 percent remember, but I think I purchased it from Mr. Texas. It been growing in the greenhouse 10 years..  It is now 11-feet tall and 11-ft wide. It has not touched the roof yet, but is within inches. It has done exceptional.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:16:45 PM »
TFN I see you have some engineering skills

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Basically there is not much difference between a grafted Meyer and a rooted cutting.  Meyer lemon cuttings root very easily, therefore the citrus nurseries now sell mostly trees grown from cuttings.  As TFN wrote, you can prune a cutting off your tree and make as many Meyers as you wish.   Enjoy your tree.,

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:25:26 PM »
The next Expo is in Valdosta GA, the end of November.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Sugar belle seeds or grafted tree
« on: July 06, 2018, 09:01:36 PM »
TFN, I was at the Savannah Southeastern Citrus Expo.  In fact I won the prize (a bag of oranges) for coming the longest distance to attend the Expo.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snails
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:09:41 PM »
TFN when you see the snails up in your tree is it near dark.  Normally snails never come out in the sun.  I find them in my greenhouse and kill them with slug bait.  I have also gone out at night with a flash light and pick them off.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Large leaves
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:04:46 PM »
Yes, lower light levels is certainly one of the reasons. Sometimes water sprouts also have very large leaves. Interior leaves of the tree are normally larger then exterior leaves, but then that would be due to lower light levels as Vlad mentioned.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Large leaves
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:51:00 AM »
I read once the cause of why a tree putting out extra large leaves., but for he life of me I don't remember,   However, the tree doing so is not all that rare.

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I take it your in Fountain Valley California.  The fruit on your tree should now be in the cell division stage.  This second spray of LBU is to extend the length of the cell division stage, thus producing larger fruit.  As long as their is no blossoms currently on your tree (and at this time of year the flowering period should be well over) then yes it should be completely safe to spray. 

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon any variety
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:53:15 PM »
Only about 50% of FD seedlings are true FD varieties

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Yorgos,  2 tsp. will not be a problem a all.  Thanks or the heads up.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon any variety
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:59:56 AM »
Hi Joan, long time no see.  I have an extra FD tree.  It is about 4 foot tall and quite healthy.  Send me a private message with your address.

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Summer applications of low biuret urea is designed to increase fruit size. The time of application is important.  The treatment is designed to extend the cell division stage of fruit development to achieve an increase in fruit size. The period of the second application is between approximately June 11 and July26. Low biuret urea is most effective when applied between July 1 and July 26. Applications of low biuret urea that are too early (May & June) as was the first low biuret spray, increase fruit retention and not effective in increasing fruit size. The rate of application for the summer spray is 1/4-lb. of low biuret urea per gallon. Best to spray either early in the morning or later in the evening to reduce evaporation.

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