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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citreae tribe hardiness
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:24:42 PM »
Mikkell is correct, P.polyandra is not a hybrid.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:51:54 PM »
Citrus do not go dormant, as does many types of trees.  Its growth does indeed slow down during the winter months in colder areas, unless additional  light and heat are provided.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: C35-Meyer lemon incompatibility
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:46:11 PM »
The rootstock C35 was released by the University of California at Riverside, CA.  in 1986.  It therefore has developed some history. Its known compatibilities and incompatibilities are:  Good compatibility with all oranges, grapefruit, and Lisbon lemons.  Fukumoto navel on C35 is subject to a decline of unknown cause that may be a type of incompatibility. C35 appears to be strongly incompatible with Eureka lemon.  Compatibility with mandarins is complex and not well understood.  Nearly all mandarins perform well for at least 10 to 15 years, but then eventually develop bud union crease and decline.  While C35 performed well in most trials, C35's performance with Valencia trees became very poor after about 10 years.  The cause of this poor performance is not yet known, but the use of a relatively new rootstock inevitably involves some risks.  Because Meyer lemons are not popular in the USA and are not grown much commercially, no research has been done relating to the relationships between C35 and the Meyer lemon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Oroblanco
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
I don't see a magnesium problem, but as Lemung wrote, it is badly in need of nitrogen.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:13:18 AM »
During most of the winter my greenhouse reaches 70 -80-F during the day, and I have my thermostat set for 55-F during the night.  I fertilize year around.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Winter Feeding of citrus
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
If growing in a greenhouse, then fertilizer.  In a house fertilize lightly.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Sunrise Lime
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:39:40 PM »
Laaz, is the Sunrise lime tree you are writing about, the tree you got from Citrus Joe?  I agree with you, I don't think Sunrise lime is a tree worth growing. By the way, I heard from Citrus Joe a while back.  All is well with him.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Oranges Have to be Culled?
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:24:23 PM »
Johnny Redland,  Many people wrongly suppose that citrus fruit draws all their required growth elements to produce a fully grown fruit from the foliage of the entire citrus tree.  However, research as shown that a particular fruit draws all of its required energy and nutrients only from the three closest leaves to the fruit, and not from the entire tree in general.  Thinning the crop load, especially the fruit clustering will help a lot to increase fruit size... especially on young trees. By the way Johnny how old is this tree?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lot More HLB in California
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
HLB has never been stopped anywhere in the world..  Unless a miracle occurs it won't be stopped in California.  Laaz I have not heard a word from Gene Lester in years.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Oranges Have to be Culled?
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:00:02 PM »
The fruit of an orange tree draws all of their energy/nutrients to mature and enlarge to their full size from only the three closest leaves to the fruit.  If you cull the fruit to this ratio, your tree will produce larger fruit.

Send me a private message with your address.  I will sent you a Seville Sour Orange fruit, directly off of my tree.  The fruit should have 6 or more mature seeds in it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Grafts from CCPP Budwood
« on: October 27, 2018, 10:36:02 PM »
I've grown Santa Teresa, Genoa, Harvey and NZL.   My LEAST favorite lemon  variety is the Pink variegated Eureka. It sets very sparse crops.  Genoa was OK, but I much prefer Santa Teresa.  NZL is a good growing tree, which I normally eat the fruit out of hand during the year. 

Citrus General Discussion / Lot More HLB in California
« on: October 27, 2018, 02:12:30 PM »
 As of Oct. 9, there have been 906 positive HLB detections in California. “The real hot spot for us right now is Orange County. We’re finding a lot of HLB-positive trees in Garden Grove and Anaheim,” said Victoria Hornbaker, interim citrus program director with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

Never been to a market that carried Yuzu.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Growers Forum
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:38:57 PM »
Mehmet, I still remember the citrus planting design for your father's grove you once posted..  Welcome to the forum.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand Lemon tree
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:10:30 PM »
It's a really a great tree.  You can eat the fruit of the New Zealand Lemonade tree out of hand directly from the tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated pink lemon tree tips?
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:48:39 AM »
I looked on Whitney Farms web site and did not see a 10 percent N organic fertilizer, nor one with a 5-1-3 nutrient ratio.  Organic fertilizers would be acceptable with in ground trees,  because of the high content of organisms in the soil that break down organic fertilizers making them available to plants, but not for container grown trees.  This is because the medium in containers does not contain the required organisms that can break down organic fertilizers, thus they do not become available to the plant.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated pink lemon tree tips?
« on: October 21, 2018, 08:57:05 PM »
Empoweredandalone wrote.... "Lots of organic fertilizers now come with higher nitrogen that citrus needs".  What organic fertilizer has high nitrogen levels?  I've never seen one.

Citrus generally absorbs nutrients in a 5-1-3 ratio, meaning for every 5 parts nitrogen the tree also takes up 1 part phosphorous and 3 parts potassium.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« on: October 21, 2018, 11:37:01 AM »
Thanks Citradia.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated pink lemon tree tips?
« on: October 20, 2018, 06:29:53 PM »
Doctor Citrus, welcome to the forum, Hope to see you around  here for a long time.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: SOUTHEASTERN CITRUS EXPO NEWS
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:43:57 AM »
Stan, as with past Expo's,  has the Valdosta Expo arranged rooms at a certain hotel?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: HELP! Root Rot
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
I would remove the tree from the container, and remove all the roots that have rotted. Then replant the tree into a fast draining medium with good aeration.   Since the tree has already dropped much of its leaves, you should not have to cut the top of the plant back.   If you can remove the remaining old medium with causing further damage I would also recommend doing so. The best to you and to your tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:10:37 PM »
Tahitian lime is vigorous, sets a lot of fruit, is seedless, and is normally picked while it is still green (before it turns yellow).  In my opinion the best lime of all. Tahitian lime is a very round fruit, much more so than a lemon, and should be very easy to tell apart from an Eureka even if both are a mature yellow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:29 PM »
Kumquat would be very low on my list as a rootstock.  Actually I have never read nor heard of kumquat ever being used as a rootstock.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Snow In Colorado
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
Checked my in ground Flying Dragon  noted in my above post after it went through the recent snow storm.  The low during the night of the storm was 12-F.  No damage at all - none.

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