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Citrus General Discussion / Re: 17 brix marsh white grapefruit
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:25:36 AM »
Dr. Malcolm Manners  once wrote that the best grapefruit that he ever ate was a seedless Marsh grapefruit picked off of a 25 year old tree in Florida.  I am growing an in ground Marsh grapefruit, but so far it is not sweet at all.  Probably for two reasons. (1) the tree is still a young tree, (2) The tree does not get enough heat unties to generate sugars.  Therefore, this year I have set the greenhouse air conditioning not to come on until the greenhouse temperature reaches 90F (35C).  This should help with sugar build up.  Even then the tree is still only 6 years old.  Well see.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Yuko
« on: July 09, 2020, 12:23:07 AM »
IPPN = International Plant Phenotyping Network

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Italian lemon cuttings
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:08:56 PM »
Laaz is both the Lemon King and the citrus Variegated King.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO Normand Seedless Kumquat
« on: July 08, 2020, 12:07:16 PM »
The finding of the Nordmann Kumquat  was the result of planting many Nagami seeds.  One of them produced a Nagami seedless fruit.  This is also how the Eureka lemon, among others were found.  The new seedless Nordmann was therefore named after the founder George Nordmann of Florida.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Yuko
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:58:00 AM »
With the description given by UCR, I wonder whats the use for Yuko?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: First effective treatment for HLB
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:52:53 AM »
Fantastic news, lets hope for a successful large scale commercial eradication program.  Now we need to find a cure for the Chinese virus that is attacking humans.

Looks like a easier graft for new beginners at grafting.  Good usable information, and with good pictures.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for procimequat seeds
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:31:08 PM »
I guess you could eat them, as in they would not kill you.  There is no juice, nor pulp.  The size of the fruit is about 1/2 to 3/4 the size of a child's  marble, or smaller.  I never actually ate one, but I imagine procimequat fruit would taste like eating a semi dry citrus peal.  A procimequat will normally bloom in about one year after planting seed.  Only value would be ornamental.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: orange dog/swallowtail
« on: July 06, 2020, 04:24:46 PM »
They feed on most citrus varieties, and other plants in the Rutaceae family.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for procimequat seeds
« on: July 06, 2020, 02:38:27 PM »
I had a procimquat at one time, but I never seen a use for it and got rid of it.  Today I don't remember where I purchased it.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Italian lemon cuttings
« on: July 06, 2020, 02:35:31 PM »
The only Italian lemon that I have is a Santa Teresa.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Judy’s everbearing finger lime
« on: July 03, 2020, 03:37:46 PM »
I see on Judy's website that the tree is most productive between summer and autumn.  All finger limes are productive during summer and autumn.  I think Judy is just writing a lot of sales hype.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Enjoying some Nova Lee mandarins
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:55:22 PM »
Nova X Lee has had some excellent reviews.  I would like to grow that variety.

Citrus General Discussion / Marathon Mandarin
« on: June 28, 2020, 03:52:29 PM »
Marathon mandarin: This variety (formerly known as 1420) is a new seedless, easy-peeler that will be available to Florida’s fresh citrus growers next year. Marathon fruit are easy to peel and are completely seedless under any pollination conditions. Fruit develop good external orange color as the season progresses, are well-flavored and pleasant, and very convenient to eat because of good segment structure. Fruit are larger and firmer than Bingo, and Marathon can be harvested in most cases without the need for expensive clipping.

The name Marathon was chosen to highlight the variety’s unique attribute: an exceptional ability to hold long in good condition on the tree. In the 2015 season, fruit were mature internally by mid-August, although externally they were still green with just the beginning signs of color break. As the season progressed, the Brix went from 12.5 in mid-August up to 17.4 by mid-December. Very significantly, the acidity declined only slightly, and the fruit retained its firm texture while external color became deeper orange. The ability to store fruit for a longer time on the tree can give growers and packers greater flexibility in harvesting to optimize returns and expand the marketing window.

Marathon has been released under the UF/IFAS FAST TRACK citrus release program. An invitation to negotiate will be launched later this year by Florida Foundation Seed Producers (FFSP). Certified trees will be provided to licensed Florida citrus nurseries in early 2019 for budwood increase, and it is expected that Florida growers will be able to place tree orders in mid-late 2019.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Fruit Disease
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:45:06 AM »
Citrus rust mites.  It is rather easy to kill with a horticultural oil, but the discoloration will remain.  There is a lot of information on the Internet and with pictures.  The damage is only on the external of the peel, fruit is still good to eat.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mailing citrus seeds?
« on: June 25, 2020, 05:14:44 PM »
I  also have sent citrus seed to foreign  countries.  Have never had any problems doing so.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: June 25, 2020, 11:11:37 AM »
-Are you buying all these trees directly from Australia?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Satsuma Problem
« on: June 24, 2020, 11:54:05 AM »
Fertilizing every day might be too much.  I also have trees in a fast draining medium,  I fertilize them lightly every third watering.  Good to hear your trees are improving.  Thanks for the up date.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: June 23, 2020, 05:49:11 PM »
luisport, you getting quite a substantial citrus collection.

Dirt Diva, Starling has not been here sense May of 2015.  I doubt he will ever see your post.

Hardyvermont, Yes, I think planting it on the north side would have made a big difference.  I remember you writing about much the same suggestion a year or more ago,   I planted the FD on the south side of a barn, up next to the reflecting wall.  Surely the plant never developed cold tolerance in that situation..   

Citradia, how sweet are your Rio Red growing in your environment?  Grapefruit require a lot of heat unites to sweeten.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« on: June 20, 2020, 11:57:26 AM »
As Laaz wrote, the  fast flowering trifoliata is a very dwarf tree, or it might be more accurate to describe it as an extremely slow growing tree..  I am in doubt that it would be very valuable as a root stock. However, one never knows until it is tried.  I will give that job to Laaz.

DMonts, with your tree in a 5-1-1 medium, you will need to be watering more frequently. In hot summer weather with temperatures reaching 90s the tree could requiring water in every 2 or 3 days.  One good thing is you will never have to worry about over watering.  5-1-1 is almost impossible to over water.

Like Miracle Grow Garden Soil,  The Cactus, Palm & Citrus is different depending on the area of the country.  Here is the ingredient list and their percentage as shown on the products safety data sheet.

Components CAS-No Weight %

Forest Products/Compost No CAS# 60-100
Sphagnum Peat Moss No CAS# 15-40
Bone Meal No CAS# 0.5-5
Ammoniumnitrate, NH4NO3 6484-52-2 <1
Ammonium Phosphate 7722-76-1 <1
Potassium sulphate, K2SO4 7778-80-5 <1
Calciumphosphate, Ca3(PO4)2 7758-87-4 <1
Ironsulphate, FeSO4+1H2O 7720-78-7 <1
Manure No CAS# Variable
Rice Hulls

As you can see the peat can contain up to 40% of the product.

People using he product come to the citrus forum with trees having many of the common difficulties when using the product.

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