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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:16:20 PM »
It looks like just new growth.  I assume you have a nutrient plan for your trees.  The yellow should turn green as the growth matures.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: "Perfect" citrus fertilizer.
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:01:51 PM »
Vlad, you can find much of the information you are looking for concerning the nutrition ratio 5-1-3 in the book titled  "The Genus Citrus".  Particularly on pages 40 through 43. University, field trials etc.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Budwood overage
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:19:12 PM »
I have actually seen the grapefruit tree in Summerville, that the woman planted.  She was not home when Laaz and I visited, but we looked at her tree over the backyard fence.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:33:44 PM »
Sounds plausible.  However, I don't know if the tree will hold them that long.  Also, for most citrus cultivars, when fruit is left on the tree, then the next blooming and fruiting season is greatly retarded.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Some rare variety hardy seedlings
« on: June 16, 2019, 03:28:40 PM »
Look very healthy.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: June 16, 2019, 03:20:47 PM »
I don't know anything about CCS, as we do not have them in Colorado.  2 or 3 three good water sprays puts an end to spider mites.  Of course as with any insect sooner or later comes a new batch. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
If you want to try your hand at rooting a citrus cultivar, choose lemon.  Very easy to root.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Who Was This Member
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:33:28 AM »
OK, I got it.  I'm a little slow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:29:30 AM »
Laaz, I agree that grapefruit are a heat loving variety.  However, this tree is grown inside a large greenhouse, with day time temperatures in the 80s and night temperatures never fall below 55-F.  Anyway, we shall see what we shall see.  I'm interested in tasting the next fruit.  The reason I grow Marsh, which is a seedless white variety, is because I like white grapefruit.  These days all one can find in stores are red grapefruit varieties.

Citrus General Discussion / Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
My white Marsh Seedless Grapefruit was planted in the ground December 2014. So it nearing 5 years old.  It sets plenty fruit, which are getting better as the tree ages.   Most members have heard to let grapefruit hang on the tree at least until March to improved a grapefruit's taste. I picked a couple in March, and the fruit still quite bitter due to the tree's young age.  I picked a second one early in May, and the taste had improved.  Most all of the fruit are still attached to the tree today (June 15).. I am going to pick one tomorrow (Fathers day) and give it a try. Will report back.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Who Was This Member
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:44:17 PM »
I don't think SoCal2warm and Sanguinelo (from the old forum) are the same person.  Sanguinelo was a European.

Kelly, you can apply the MgSO4 by either soil or foliar spray.  A foliar spray will work faster, but either method should correct the deficiency.  Note although the deficiency becomes corrected, the leaf symptom can remain.

Laaz is certainly correct, the deficiency that Kelly's tree has is most definitely magnesium.  It can be corrected by dissolving 2- 3 oz. of Epsom Salts (MgSO4) in a gallon of WARM water and apply as a foliar spray. .  Do not apply at high temperatures or low humidly.  Apply in the morning or late afternoon,  Can also be applied to the soil's root zone.. 

Of course it all about money.  What else, isn't most everything?  However, I for one would prefer a seedless lemon.

Yes, back yard trees are lost every day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cushiony Cotton scale
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:21:59 PM »
I find that a strong spray of just plain water, repeated every evening and dusk for 3 or 4 days works to rid spider mites,  I just place my thumb on the end of the hose and spray the upper and lower leaves and the ground under the tree.  This keeps the tree damp through the night.  Anywhere between 2 to 4 applications at dust has always worked for me.

Organic citrus growers who never use glyphosate, nor other herbicides, are also seeing tree damage, and tree death, from citrus greening disease.

Here is a new lemon for Laaz's collection.

The Wonderful Company BB #:115157, known for its dedication to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands today announced the introduction of a new produce brand, Wonderful Seedless Lemons, a naturally seedless, Non-GMO Project Verified variety of lemon that will debut this fall 2019.
The Wonderful Company owns the exclusive rights to this new, premium quality seedless lemon variety available in North America.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Variegated Thomasville Citrangequat
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:54:54 PM »
G, that would be a  money maker.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Sergiy, you are a master at building an in ground greenhouse.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Tree not thriving...
« on: June 08, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »
Flying Dragon is also a good rootstock for clay soils.

Laaz, are those seedling from the same seed, or was multiple seeds planted?  What is the cultivar?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: House in greenhouse. Citrus garden
« on: June 05, 2019, 05:11:09 PM »
So what is Quatiro Simferopol.  Is this some special cultivar.   What is the equivalent English name so the membership can identify it?   I've never heard of this fruit name before.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO Dekopon seed
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:03:44 PM »
I have an inground  Dekopon tree, and I get a seed every now and then, but as Puerco_Gringo wrote, the seeds are few and far between. Harvest for my tree is in the late fall.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 04, 2019, 02:38:41 PM »
The year he came to the Citrus Expo, he won the prize for the person that traveled the farthest to attend the Expo.

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