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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID of this citrus fruit please.
« on: September 23, 2020, 05:23:33 PM »
Laidback, just keep watching your fruit, and then you will know the maturity date  in your area.  The very best to you.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: New growth on my potted Tango looks weird.
« on: September 23, 2020, 05:19:17 PM »
NewGen,  what happened to your tree's leaves is unfortunately quite common.  The damage happened way back when the leaves were just beginning to develop. Insects love the tender new growth, it is like dessert.  Back when the new flush of leaves were first developing insects, most likely thrips, but also leaf miner, and and aphids quickly start feeding on the new growth.  This feeding is what caused the damage.  To keep this from happening again, spray at the first sign of growth with, a good horticultural oil, or even a soapy water solution.  Do this every 2-3 days until the leaves develop some maturity.  Even a semi forceful water spray helps a lot.  If using water do it every day for the first couple weeks. With the exception of plain water, never spray a citrus tree with anything in the heat of the day.  Spray either early in the morning or in he evening. These current damaged leaves will not recover, but any future growth will be fine if you follow this advice.

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Kumin, great post with much valuable information. Thanks

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID of this citrus fruit please.
« on: September 20, 2020, 08:38:36 PM »
Laidbaackdood, ugly fruit look nothing like your fruit.  Ugly fruit are round and pretty much smooth like an orange.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf crinkle
« on: September 20, 2020, 03:50:24 PM »
 Laidbackdood, what happed to your tree's leaves is very common.  These complaints come up every year after a new growth flush.  The damage to the leaves happened way back when the new tender growth emerged.  The crinkled damage leaves was indeed caused by insects, most likely thrips. Insects absolutely love the tender growth of a new flush, its like candy.  You can avoid the damage by spraying the new growth immediately when the new flush emerges, then repeat every 3 or four days until the growth has firmed up.  I spray with a horticultural oil, followed in two days with a semi-firm water spray.  Then do the pattern again every 3 or 4 days until the leaves have a firm growth.  This works every time.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cleft graft growth on air layered poncirus
« on: September 20, 2020, 01:25:33 PM »
Citradia, several citrus expos back (Alabama) they sold a plastics air layer kit.  Is that where you got yours.  Your graft looks great.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gigantic citrus leaf - Basil shape
« on: September 20, 2020, 01:20:26 PM »
Over size leaves is not a all that rare phenomena.   One of the citrus tree cultivars having the largest leaves in all of citrus is the Saint Teressa lemon.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« on: September 20, 2020, 11:29:31 AM »
Poncirusguy, in my estimation grafting to Sour Orange in your area is one of the best rootstocks you could use.   Sour Orange produces fruit of high internal quality. Overall an excellent rootstock with broad soil adaptation and disease resistance, with only the exception of Tristeza virus, which you do not have in your area.                             

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does this T-bud graft look ready to expose.
« on: September 20, 2020, 11:20:53 AM »
Brian, and Poncirusguy, your on your way, nice work both of you.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: problems with grafted citrus trees
« on: September 18, 2020, 11:42:44 AM »
There if nothing wrong with using pine bark in a growing mix.  Very many growers use the 5-1-1 mix = 5 parts pine bark , 1 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite. A 5-2-1 medium is also a good medium.  Laaz uses a 50/50 mix of Turface and peat.  In reality, it is not the water that does damage to citrus roots, what actually causes damage is the lack of oxygen.  Citrus can be grown in pure water, as in hydroponic culture.  What is of up most importance that the medium is a free draining medium that provides a higher level of root zone oxygen, while still providing proper amount of water.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Haydite
« on: September 17, 2020, 07:18:59 PM »
With the Haydite would you do a 50/50?

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I would send the seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: problems with grafted citrus trees
« on: September 17, 2020, 04:10:38 PM »
How free draining is the medium that the tree is planted in?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Haydite
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:41:28 PM »
Zitrusgaertner, thanks for the information.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID this Mystery Citrus fruit
« on: September 17, 2020, 12:16:31 PM »
I know what it is so I will not say.  Starts with S

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Red Champagne obituary
« on: September 17, 2020, 12:14:46 PM »
Probably Tristeza virus.-

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Citrus General Discussion / Haydite
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:39:23 AM »
This might be worth checking out for a growth medium.

Hydro Crunch  (Haydite)
Expanded Clay Growing Media Hydroponic 50 Liter 8 mm Aggregate Pebbles Pellets

Designed to retain and release moisture to plant roots as needed
Made from 100 percent natural clay for reusable, clean use
Offers optimal aeration and drainage in hydroponic systems

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I looked up HLB transfer by seed.  The latest research has shown the disease is not transferred to the seedling. 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID this Mystery Citrus fruit
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:14:10 AM »
Lemon

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID of this citrus fruit please.
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:49:11 PM »
Laidbackdood, you are correcct.

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Shaneatwell finger lime was grown in San Diego. Notice the light red coloration of the fruit. The red pigmentation in Finger Limes is caused by a chemical called Anthocyanin.  Anthocyanin's color is a cold sensitive chemical .  The more cold the redder the fruit.  A Moro Blood orange which also contains Anthocyanin can be grown as a blond orange (no red pigmentation) simply by growing the fruit in a constant warm environment.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dwarf lemon tree issues
« on: September 14, 2020, 10:36:55 AM »
Vlad is certainly correct.  Your tree has citrus scale, which are little insects that suck the juices out of your tree.  A good spray with a Horticultural oil, or neem will eliminate them.  You need to get this done as quickly as possible. There is a lot of information concerning citrus scale on the internet.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kaffir Lime Leaf Problem
« on: September 13, 2020, 03:25:11 PM »
I would spray it with a copper spray.  In Australia Copper spray is about all that they allow for citrus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ID of this citrus fruit please.
« on: September 13, 2020, 03:15:22 PM »
Certainly looks like a Gold Nugget.  I currently have fruit on my GN tree.

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