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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Honeybell and HLB
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:21:08 PM »
Sugarbelle is supposedly more resistant to HLB.  It is an excellent mandarin IMO.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:48:17 PM »



Dekopon.  Hardly any damage from winter with no cover.





Kishu.  Same as Dekopon, little damage, no cover.





New Zealand Lemonade.  Kept covered on freezing nights, because it bloomed all winter long.  Some blooms actually survived and are now little fruitlets.  It is also putting on many more new bloom buds.

I have been asked before how Dekopon handled our winters as compared to other satsumas and mandarins. I would have to say as good or better than some.  My Mihos on Trifoliate rootstocks did not fare near as well as Dekopon, nor did Brown select on US897.  The Dekopon is on Cleo.  All of the trees pictured here were planted spring 2017.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help with Citrus Leaves
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:34:33 PM »



First flush...the fun begins.  I did not see any damage on first flush last year.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: bugs I can't identify
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:24:18 PM »
Thanks, guys, I tried to search for it also, but no luck.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: bugs I can't identify
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:42:08 PM »





Images would not load on first post, sorry.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: bugs I can't identify
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
Anyone know what bug this?  I have searched to no avail.  It is crawling around on my Meyer lemon tree.  It seems to be solitary, and have only seen it twice.  It's markings look peculiar.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Problems this morning.
« on: March 12, 2019, 05:23:53 PM »
May just be dropping old leaves to make room for new ones.  I have severe leaf fall on some and hardly any on others.  I believe this is normal for spring time.

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I have Kishu and NZL in ground in zone 8a in Georgia. I kept the NZL covered on below freezing nights because it started blooming in the fall and never stopped.  A lot of the blooms got damaged during the polar vortex, but some still look viable.  It has only lost a few leaves.  The Kishu is already starting to put on bloom buds and has also lost just a few leaves.  The kishu was not protected this year.  Our coldest night this year was only in the mid 20's.  Hope this helps.

TFN

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A good "balanced" compost, including coffee grounds and egg shells would be much better.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flowering And Leaf Fall
« on: February 28, 2019, 09:38:32 AM »
I've had massive leaf fall this year.  I believe it was due to extended period of low light as in cloudy and rainy for months with very little sunshine.  I even had a lot of leaves sunburn after a couple days of bright sun. Some of the leaves appear to be bronze colored.  One tree has taken all the rain and cold and low light conditions without even noticing...Juanita Mandarin. It is still standing tall and looking handsome.  It is also one of the few trees that has not stated coming out of semi dormancy.  Most have started putting on bloom buds and flushing.  I don't know what this predicted cold spell in the mid 20'swill do to them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: First Fruiting of Sanguinelli Blood Orange
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:46:51 AM »
Will be glad to, HIfarm.  Did not mean to hijack your thread, sorry. I wonder how Cara Cara does in HI?  I love a GOOD CaraCara.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: First Fruiting of Sanguinelli Blood Orange
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:19:45 AM »
If you buy a grafted pomelo it should bear a few in a couple of years if it doesn't suffer from too much die back in the winter.  I know what you mean about a greenhouse. I have over 50 citrus trees in the ground at the moment and a few more to plant when it warms up.  I have a few getting ready to bloom and all the blooms are right next to the barrels of water where it stays warmer. I got my  pomelo from Stan McKenzie.  He lost most of his trees last year to the cold. Some he had had for close to thirty years, if I remember right.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus in the Pacific Northwest
« on: February 10, 2019, 07:06:41 AM »
Good luck with your trees.  Hopefully the snow will provide a lot of protection for them and the hot water also.  Thankfully, this winter, so far we have only had to deal with the mid 20's.  Best of luck.

TFN

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: First Fruiting of Sanguinelli Blood Orange
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:18:22 AM »
Lol.  Have you ever tried pomelo?  I think that is one of my favorite fruits.  I have a Hirado Butan that is putting on bloom buds for the first time this year.  It is the cold hardiest pomelo I know of.  My pomelo tree has had a hard life. I planted it in a not-so-ideal spot, so I moved it.  The dog did not like where I put it and chewed it off a few inches above the graft.  Then I moved it again to a more protected spot last spring, now it looks like it is happy enough to bloom.  Have you ever purchased trees from Brite Leaf?  They usually have them in stock in the spring.  I love dealing with Anna and Amber there.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: marathon - A New Mandarin
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:08:15 PM »
Looks interesting.  Another one that I'll have to keep a watch for with Bingo and UF950.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:11:00 PM »
Thanks for that report, Millet.  If I get several this year, I may try to store some for a while, to see how they do in storage in regards to taste.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: First Fruiting of Sanguinelli Blood Orange
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:12:04 AM »
I have one that I hope will bloom and bear fruit this year. It is over 7 feet tall now.  Both it and the Moro should bear this year.

Kelley, I'm in Ga. zone 8a also, though south of you.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures from middle Georgia
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:26:00 PM »
Update: Found out that my "seedy" Kishu is most likely Juanita tangerine. After talking to the seller of the tree, it makes perfect sense.  Well, at least I have another cultivar to add to my list.

My protected Meyers, Bearrs lime, and Clementine are blooming.  I also have Pomelo, Cara Cara, New Zealand Lemonade, and unprotected Meyer Lemon putting on bloom buds. The NZL has been blooming all winter, though many were damaged during the Polar Vortex.  I hope the mild weather holds.


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: First good Rio Star grapefruit in 5 years.
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:38:00 PM »
Congrats, Citradia.  Looks tasty.  Glad to hear your winter has been mild so far this year.  Mine has been very forgiving as well. The only grapefruit that I got this year came from my UGA Lemon tree...I think it was mislabeled.  Lol

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Enjoying some Nova Lee mandarins
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:40:57 AM »
I have a small tree planted this past Spring.  I've read that they are shy bearers in the southeast, but thought I would try one anyway.  I've also read that they are not very cold hardy, but so far has made it through the winter unscathed.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Orange tree in zone 8
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:05:56 PM »
In the southeast U.S., the trick to growing citrus, like I am, is to plant larger plants.  This can be done by keeping them potted a couple extra years. Or be ready to protect them when they are small.  Also, it may be the lucky chance, that you have a few years of mild winters, for the plants to mature more.  The last two winters brought us temps in the mid teens, but I lost no trees, due to protection.  So far this winter, we have only been down to the mid twenties...so far.  I live in zone 8a, and weather permitting, I should have oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, satsumas, and if my NZ Lemonade tree keeps blooming, I may get to try those as well. I know that any given year we could have that arctic blast that may take most if not all my trees out.  Parts of Florida have lost whole orchards in the past.  You just have to accept it.

TFN

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I got my trees from Brite Leaf nursery out of Florida.  I have three trees, but one got hurt by herbicide, so I did not allow it to carry fruit. 

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I guess it is possible, but I have two that fruited last season, surrounded by at least twenty different varieties and out of two dozen fruits, not one seed.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my page mandarin tree?
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:57:33 PM »
Wood chips on top of soil should not be a problem, as long as they are not incorporated INTO the soil.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my page mandarin tree?
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:33:52 PM »
Looks like nutrient deficiency, maybe nitrogen or ph too far off.  What kind of fertilization program is it on? Is the soil well drained?

TFN

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