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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pollination Under Screen Protection
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:34:25 PM »
Eureka lemon is self fertile, does not need bees & etc. to pollinate the flowers.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: August 17, 2020, 02:47:41 PM »
I would certainly like to visit Fatima's Shrine to Mary.  I could also see your big citrus collection.

Citrus General Discussion / BioFlora on HLB
« on: August 17, 2020, 02:44:27 PM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: August 17, 2020, 01:05:18 PM »
Louisport, what temperature zone is Fatima (a very famous city) in?  Is it warm enough to plant citrus in the ground.   

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What’s melting my Santa Teresa leaves?
« on: August 17, 2020, 12:06:21 PM »
Citradia,  you need to slip the tree out of the container and check the root system.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pollination Under Screen Protection
« on: August 16, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »
Fruit Grower you don't say what type of citrus you have under your screen.  However, many, even most citrus varieties are self pollinating and do not require help from bees & etc.

Going along with what kumin wrote, your new bud is being dominated by the apical bud.  Growth of the apical bud inhibits growth of the lateral (lower) buds below the apical bud.The apical bud produces IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid) which moved down the shoots to the lower buds (your bud) thus inhibiting their growth. That is why Kumin suggests you notch the wood above your graft.  The best to you and your graft.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: getting rid of excess trees
« on: August 14, 2020, 09:52:57 PM »
I had a 12' X 12' Bearss Lime tree, that produced a ton of fruit.  However, we actually use very few limes.  Once in a while during the summer my wife would make some Limeade, but that was about it..  So I chopped the tree down and replaced it with a Valentine Pummelo.  My list of banished citrus trees, just about  matches Brian's tree for tree.  But I have a GREAT compost pile.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Red Pulp Finger Limes for sale
« on: August 13, 2020, 04:27:33 PM »
PDXIan,  Please cancel my order for the Red Finger Lime.  I don't want anything from Portland.
Thank You

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Newly Potted Meyer Lemon Tree - Help
« on: August 13, 2020, 10:13:14 AM »
Looking at the pictures your tree looks fine.

Laaz  I realize what you write about alternate bearing.  I'm just  saying my Ponkan tree does not have a single fruit this off year.  The tree itself is a nice looking healthy tree, just without fruit.  Next year the tree will be full, or even over full.  I will adjust the fruit load then.

SC400  you say your tree is a consistent producer every year.  Then that brings up another point.  Ponkan is a alternate producing tree..  This is an off year for my in ground Ponkan, and it does not have a single fruit on the entire tree.

SC400, are you sure your tree is a Ponkan.  It would be most rare to eat a Ponkan that is seedless.  In my case, I have never found a seedless Ponkan.  However, I would rate Ponkan as a good tasting fruit.  It is worth growing the tree.

I have an in ground Ponkan tree.  It is heavily alternate bearing, This year it is in its off year, with zero fruit.  During the on year it is a heavy producer.  Seed per fruit normally between 4 to 8.

Eureka lemon is almost never used as a rootstock.

What variety of lemon is your seedless lemon?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus trees
« on: August 09, 2020, 04:28:24 PM »
Louis how many citrus trees do you have now in your collection?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Covid
« on: August 09, 2020, 11:34:08 AM »
Will put you on the payer list big time.  Get well.

From what I read the Super Nova has low/moderate production during the on year, and very low to no production on the off year.

I water by hand

Vlad, currently I have eleven 13-gallon air root pruning containers, that I have planted in ReptiBark 5-2-1,  all new re-pots in the last 10 days.  All are looking extremely healthy, and currently in an additional flush.  Like you suggest, I could extend the interval between watering by 2 or maybe even 3 days. However, as root zone moisture decreases, the energy out put required by the tree to extract enough water increases. Of course as the summer fades into fall and winter, the intervals in between watering lengthen.   Using a 5-2-1 medium there is not much worry  concerning the perched water table.  Therefore, for these 11 trees, I prefer to keep them closer to this stress free schedule. It is not so much the amount of water that causes root damage, as it is the lack of root zone oxygen. This type of watering can only occur with rapid draining mediums. I add the Calcium Nitrate as the water used is rain water.  As always, the best to you and your trees.

Watering schedule:  6 rotation routine (using rain water) in a ReptiBark 5-2-1 rapid draining medium.   

1. Fertilizing with Jack's 25-5-15 / TM
2. Rain water only
3. Rain water only
4. Water with Calcium Nitrate (pH 7)
5. Rain water only
6. Rain water only

Then start routine over.

Normal daily summer months temperatures 95-F +-  During June July & August.   Water every 2 or 3 days.

I have an in ground Ponkan tree.  Ponkan, a cross between a mandarin and a pummelo, is alternate bearing unless the fruit is 50 percent reduced during the on year.  Ponkan is among the largest sized fruit in the  mandarin family, about the size of an orange.  I agree the taste is excellent, the only draw back is the amount of seeds it has.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: getting rid of excess trees
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:29:48 AM »
Great minds think alike.  I tossed many of them a long time ago.

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