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911311, you should not write on this forum about SNEAKING illegal budwood into this country.  Bringing illegal budwood into the USA is EXACTLY what caused HLB in our country, and thousand upon thousand lost their jobs and lively hood. and destroyed Florida's citrus industry.

Brian, you need to find a method to reduce the day time temperature.  Temperatures 100+ for the entire summer months will not be good for your trees.  Before I put a Wet Wall in my greenhouse my fruit level was very low, and growth was non existent.

Yes, the water sprays raises the greenhouse humidity level.  Especially the evening spray keeps the humidity up through the night.  So far spraying has worked very well in my greenhouse.

it certainly look like spider mite damage.    I have been spraying my trees twice a day with water spray.  Upper and lower leaves.  Evening sprays work well.  Spider mites hate water.    Oil sprays also work well.

I noticed today that the fast flowering trifoliate (FFT) that I got from Laaz earlier this year has set fruit.  Laaz does the FFT fruit have seeds?  If so it will be interesting planting them.  The FFT's growth pattern is thin  very open and and upright.

>I will probably try to sneak some scionwood into the US.< 

911311, that sentence says a lot about your character.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus collection
« on: June 23, 2019, 11:06:39 AM »
Luak, for container trees, your trees are getting quite tall .  You are doing a good job with them.   In the past we have seen pictures of your winter storage room.   Doing well.

My Finger Lime has been growing in full sun (summer/winter/fall) from its beginning.  It is a container tree, growing in a 15-gallon container.   I fertilize it with a 25-5-15 fertilizer (5-1-3 nutrient ratio) every third watering.  the tree is now 5 years old.  Seeing a picture of your tree, would be very helpful in making a diagnosis of its problem,

According to research by Laura Waldo a UF scientist,  tests of tricalcium phosphate (TCP) has potential use as a fertilizer that might help citrus growers cope with HLB. The research is that it helps a tree by inducing root hair development and thereby allowing the tree to uptake nutrients more efficiently

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Whip graft.
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:58:45 PM »
Laaz thanks for the whip graft video.  I have never done a whip graft. There seems to be a lot of cutting for the whip graft.  I think a  simple cleft graft would be a lot easier.

Malia, the cure to citrus Greening could be a long way off.   The authorities will not confiscate your tree just for having psyllids feeding on them.  However, they will confiscate your trees if they are proven to already be infected with HLB.  In your case, if these particular psyllids on your tree have indeed infected your tree with HLB, it will be approximately 3 years before any symptoms appear. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:48:20 PM »
Pancrazio, your correct, the fruit was still attached to the tree.  There are still a lot of fruit remaining on the tree to pick.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:37:53 PM »
Pancrazio, this fruit was from the 2018 spring bloom (March 2018).  Therefore, the fruit I picked yesterday has hung on the tree for 14.5 months.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Marsh Grapefruit
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:06:15 PM »
I picked one of my Mash white seedless grapefruits yesterday (June 19).  The bitterness was totally gone leaving the traditional taste of a white grapefruit - very good.  After hanging on the  tree all this time it was extremely juicy, Really very juicy.   As the saying goes.....Good things come to those who wait.

looks  like an ACP to me.

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.

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