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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Bad Sellers
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:30:41 PM »
Ebay is not a good place to buy trees, unless you know the seller. 


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Meyer Lemon seed
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:13:30 PM »
I don't live in Thomaston.  I am in Butler, about 30 miles south of Thomaston, but I do have kin folks there.  I was trying to keep you from traveling any farther than necessary, but you are more than welcome to come see my little citrus orchard.  Just let me know.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Meyer Lemon seed
« on: June 29, 2019, 10:34:51 PM »
will2358, I may be able to send you a rooted cutting, if I can catch a cool period to send it to you.  I would not try right now with temps heading into the upper 90's.  Do you ever head south a little, like down to Thomaston?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Juanita Tangerine
« on: June 29, 2019, 10:30:07 PM »
Laaz, my Juanita was planted spring of 2017 and survived 14 degrees it's first winter (covered with frost cloth)  on a few occasions.  Last year it only got down to 24 degrees.  It is over 8 feet tall now.  It was one of the few trees with no damage at all.

Kelly_GA8a, I should have plenty to share if nothing bad happens.  Now if my feeble old mind doesn't forget.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Juanita Tangerine
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:07:11 AM »
Hey, Kelly_GA8a, I should be able to tell you this fall, as my tree has many fruits this year.  I could even send you some try if you want.  It only had 3 fruit last year, but this year has dozens.

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I believe that I would try some 10-10-10 fertilizer for in ground trees.  It almost looks like sunburn.  Is it only on some new leaves, or pretty much all of them?

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You have one planted in ground on zone 8a? How did it do through your last two winters?

It fared pretty well.  It is planted on south side, fairly close to the house.  I also put up temporary frames with frost cloth on the coldest nights.  It's 2 years in ground, has several fruits sizing up and blooming like crazy again.

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It may very well be a lighting issue.  I find these trees to be a little sensitive to fertilizer also.  Mine is planted in full sun, but is in the ground and is two years old.  It has put on so much new flush this year, that you can hardly see any older leaves.

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I done went and ordered me one of them "true dwarf" citrus trees.  They should be here next spring with the blue strawberry seed and square watermelon seed, and one of them rainbow lemons too.  😭😭😭😭😭.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help - Orange Tree
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:10:43 PM »
Now, don't go knocking the Cara Cara orange.  lol.  A good ripe Cara Cara is a wonderful piece of fruit, in fact one of my favorites.  I do like a good Washington orange also.  Another favorite is the Clementine, though I'm not sure how they will do for you.  I find most Minneola Tangelos too sharp or acidic for my palette. I have not had any ripe from the tree to judge, only store bought.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:29:38 PM »
I've had decent luck with limes, but the lemons are much more successful.  I have even rooted several root stock suckers, and most of them are easier than lime.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:17:40 PM »
Millet, have you picked it yet?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:58:40 AM »
Heat must play a big role in the quality of grapefruit.  My first year UGA Pink Frost tree produced one fruit last year, and it was as good as any pink that I have had.  Not bitter at all. 

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Grasshoppers?  I have big problems with them. They jump away as you near the tree.

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This is the first year for my NZL to bear fruit, so I hope to get to taste some at different stages of ripeness.  I really like the looks of that black bark.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Weeping satsuma
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:37:02 AM »
What Brian said.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooting Cuttings Without Leaves?
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:20:54 AM »
I like to leave half a leaf if possible, but have had good success both ways.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's wrong with my plant?
« on: May 29, 2019, 12:57:15 PM »
I have had certain limbs show small and yellow growth after cold damage, but never the entire tree.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is eating my trees?
« on: May 26, 2019, 11:38:32 AM »
I'm not sure what it was doing with the leaves and stems, as they were next to the nest and not in it.  Maybe it wanted to keep the house smelling nice.  Who knows?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is eating my trees?
« on: May 25, 2019, 09:31:58 PM »
OK, here are some pictures of what's left of the rat after Lilly got thru with it.  It's a little dried up from being in the sun all day.  All I saw when I moved that piece of tin back was a rat, and a brown blur.  Dang she's fast.







I had already torn up the nest before finding the rat.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is eating my trees?
« on: May 25, 2019, 12:31:01 PM »
Well, I finally found the culprit.  I found a nest with fresh grapefruit leaves, and even some small fruit in it.  I pulled back a piece of tin and my Patterdale, Lilly, did not hesitate...  Dead rat.  It was a BIIIGGG one too.  Now let's hope no more around here have a taste for citrus.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is eating my trees?
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:55:28 PM »
I went back and looked very, very, very closely, and I believe I did see a track or two.  Thanks Laaz.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is eating my trees?
« on: May 21, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
The ground is soft, and I saw no deer tracks.  Plus it would have had to pass several other trees to get to this one.  Maybe it just likes the taste of Flame Grapefruit leaves.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Not Citrus Weather In Colorado
« on: May 21, 2019, 01:41:37 PM »
Seems that you are still in winter, and we are about to hit the 100F mark in the next few days.  This weather is really screwy lately.  One never knows what to expect next.

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Citrus General Discussion / What is eating my trees?
« on: May 21, 2019, 01:31:48 PM »
I found this damage today while out looking at my trees.  This is a Flame grapefruit tree, surrounded by several other trees.  Last week I found the same type of damage to a whole table full of Meyer lemon trees I have in pots.  There are no leaves on the ground, and no stems left behind. Whatever it is does not seem to be interested in the fruit.   I looked for deer tracks, and there were none.  What kind of critter is eating my trees?










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