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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Seedlings
« on: June 03, 2020, 09:30:17 PM »
Mr. Texas wrote....> Budded the seedling bud wood to swingle
for fast growth and handed them out to several friends<

Phil I'm your friend and I did not get any of the seedlings.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Satsuma Problem
« on: June 03, 2020, 03:18:25 PM »
Greg 20-20-20 is a general fertilizer.  It is a much better fertilizer to use than then Citrus Tone.  It does contain much more phosphorous  than citrus needs, but still a lot better fertilizer than citrus tone.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Satsuma Problem
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:06:50 PM »
Citrus-Tone fertilizer is a poor fertilizer for a citrus tree.  Citrus are heavy feeders, and require higher levels of nutrition than most plants.  Find a conventional fertilizer with a nutrient ratio (nor formula) as close to a 5-1-3 ratio.  Jacks professional 25-5-15, or Foliage Pro are widely used for citrus culture.

Research has found that of all the water absorbed by the tree's root system, less than 5% remains in the tree for growth.  The rest is evaporated out into the atmosphere via the stomada in the leaves.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dead bearss lime tree
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:57:54 AM »
Doesn't look like mellea to me.  but it does look to be either gummosis phytophthora sp disease on the trunk of the tree, or foot rot caused by phytophthora nicotianae. 

I have a Fukushu kumquat growing in a 10 gallon air root pruning container.   I noticed a few small branches dying back.  I thought it was not getting enough water, so I increased the amount and frequency of irrigation.  The die back continued.  Therefore, I thought it probably needed re-potting.  When I pulled the tree from the container I quickly seen that the water was channeling through the medium.  A good part of the medium remained dry even though I applied a good quantity if water.  I removed a good portion (but not all) of he old medium and replaced  with a 5-1-1 medium (5 parts Repti-Bark, 1 pert peat and 1 part popcorn sized perlite and soaked the tree for 4 hours.  Be careful with large containers and watch for signs of trouble, and take action quickly when signs warrant it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus canker?
« on: May 29, 2020, 02:47:33 PM »
I will say this.  I don't see any yellow halo around the dead spots.  With canker normally the dead spot has some yellow coloration around it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus canker?
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:07:44 PM »
Budtropicals, the 1,900 ft distance, is the law, and must be carried out for the safety of Florida's citrus industry.  However, the first action is to officially verify that indeed your tree does have canker by contacting the county agent.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus canker?
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:46:27 AM »
Florida, state law requires that all citrus trees within 1900 ft. of an infected canker tree must be removed in both residential and commercial situations.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: growth from rootstock
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:30:30 PM »
For those who do not know what "OP" stands for = original poster

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit Tree Dying?
« on: May 27, 2020, 02:42:37 PM »
A tree that size should be fertilized 3 times a year, equally spaced out from March to Early September..  Fertilizer spread from near the trunk and out to the drip line.  Using a 10-10-10, 8-8-8, or a 6-6-6 formulated fertilizer. As Bomand also wrote, I can't see a close up of the leaves, so cannot tell if or what might be a deficiency.  However, the foliage, does look to be deficient in Nitrogen.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Greenhouse Shade Screen
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:12:24 PM »
Brian, I did buy one years ago,  Either I, or one of my helpers tore it putting it on.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: growth from rootstock
« on: May 25, 2020, 01:30:54 PM »
To  remove the aphids just spray them with water

Citrus General Discussion / Greenhouse Shade Screen
« on: May 25, 2020, 11:13:13 AM »
In the past I have used a black shade screen to reduce the heat inside the greenhouse from the summer sun.  This year I purchase a reflective silver coated shade screen  called Aluminet Bulk Shade. It is not as heavy as the black shade screen that I had been using, and is a lot easier to put on.  The one I purchased reduces the incoming light by 30 percent, by reflecting the suns rays back into the atmosphere. .  With the Aluminet Bulk Shade cloth covering, and the greenhouse's exhaust fans, the greenhouse is doing just fine keeping the greenhouse at reasonable inside temperatures..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP order on C-35 rootstock?
« on: May 25, 2020, 10:58:38 AM »
Is your trees in the ground or in containers?  If in the ground C35 is well adapted  to loam, sandy loam and sandy soil. Performs poorly in very heavy soils with poor drainage. C35 has good compatibility with all oranges, all grapefruit and Lisbon lemon, but is incompatible with Eureka lemon.  Mandarins on C35 preform well for at leas 10 to 15 years, but many eventually develop bud union crease and decline.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Please help with my limequat tree!
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:16:49 PM »
Your tree could be showing a manganese deficiency. This is more or less common at this time of year. All of the leaves showing this deficiency pattern are the tree's newest leaves, while the older leaves remain green. As this is container grown tree applying manganese sulfate or manganese nitrate will correct the deficiency. If the leaves are dwarfed from normal size than it is a zinc deficiency. In this case a zinc sulfate solution will quickly cure the symptoms. What fertilizer formulation are you using?  Besides the macro elements required by citrus, does the fertilizer also contain all the trace elements needed?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: May 17, 2020, 02:12:30 PM »
Quite some trialing.  Wishing you and all of your seedlings  the very best.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this chlorosis? Can it be fixed?
« on: May 16, 2020, 06:04:30 PM »
Threads about manganese deficient leaves are commonly posted at this time of year.  It frequently happens with a new flush of leaves.  In relation to other soil  micrometeorites the amount of manganese in soils is much less. The leaves of a new flush grow faster than the tree can uptake manganese from the soil.  It take a while for the tree to ketch up and provide enough manganese to the new growth.  Normally, the tree eventually takes care of the transit deficiency and cures itself.  A  manganese deficiency can also be caused by high pH.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Persian Lime tree - need advice
« on: May 16, 2020, 10:36:51 AM »
The cause of the "deficiency" is not iron, it is manganese.  The deficiency symptoms between iron and manganese do have somewhat similar symptoms, and can cause some confusion.  An iron deficiency symptom  shows NEW leaves with green veins on otherwise yellow leaves with NO border green areas around the vein. The deficiency symptoms for manganese are, newest leaves with green veins WITH GREEN BORDERS to the sides of the veins, on otherwise yellowing  leaves.  Manganese leaf deficiency symptoms are very often transient, and are due to the marginal supply of available manganese in most soils, which thee tree's roots temporarily are unable to extract enough manganese to supply the growing new leaves. The tree almost always takes care of it self as it adjusts to its new location. I've been growing citrus for 30 years and have never needed to intervene in this transit deficiency.  What you are seeing is common.  If you wish, an application of manganese sulfate, or manganese nitrate will also resolve the situation, but most growers don't bother.

You can begin fertilizing the tree two weeks after planting.  A new 1 and 2 year old tree should be fertilized 4 times during the growing season between early spring and September, equally spaced out through this time..   

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:14:58 AM »
Has anyone used Prague, as a root stock? 

Awesome, it will be interesting to see if the purplish  shoot matures remains purple or if it turns white when it matures.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: May 14, 2020, 02:46:25 PM »
Louis, was the pummelo tree a seedling that you started, or a grafted tree that you purchased

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Super Thrip?
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:41:05 PM »
As Bomand wrote horticultural oil kills thrips, so does neem oil or even soapy water. 

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:03:40 PM »
From what you wrote, it seems that the previous warm weather brought the trees out of dormancy, and then the cold snap was able to do the damage.

There are almost no reasons to prune a young citrus tree.  Congratulations to you and this tree.  As it is said, "Good things come to those who wait".

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