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fd were to over winter them up here????
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:08:10 AM »
well fall has hit here we have frost a fue times ... my fd seedling were put in the porch before frost hit them all the leaves fell off but the stem are nice and green .... ill have about another month or so  before  they have to come in for the winter ...  i know fd can take the cold weather but not up here in Michigan not even in a unheated porch ...   i have 2 different rooms i cood put them for the winter ...one get frost on the inside of the window on the real cold days the other is in a heated rood in the house ( 68 )....  need some input were to allow then to over winter??????
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« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 03:03:37 PM by Millet »

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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 03:05:54 PM »
I also noticed that all the leaves on my Flying Dragon seedlings are also turning yellow and dropping from the tree.  It is that time of the year. Flying dragon should survive inside a home no matter what room you put them in. - Millet

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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 06:50:54 PM »
so it dont matter good to here ... ill keep them damp...
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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 03:09:26 AM »
I was thinking that as well.

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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 04:30:20 PM »
When they drop their leaves they are dormant. When they are dormant they tend to rot if watered too often. So I would wait for them to lose all of their leaves, move them into the warmest room and only water them a tiny bit, let them spend winter on the dry side. Once they start to grow more leaves in the Spring, start watering them more often. None of my citrus like to be sitting in wet soil. After it gets cold I only water them once a month.

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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 07:09:48 AM »
will do lite on the water why there dormant ..   
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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 08:48:31 AM »
because the fd are dormant wood it be a good time to transplant them????   been thing doing trans planting on my other two trees  but i think they cood use some help from the Superoots Air-Pot i have the 2 gallon size ....  it will not be putting them in a bigger pot just a better pot the trees are from seeds with some graft on them ,....  the trees are small less then 4 feet tall  and not growing munch each year....what do you guys think ???? the Superoots Air-Pot wood not hurt ( i think ) it may help just not sure what to do????
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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 08:29:00 AM »
what make the flying dragon go dormant lack of sun or the cold????
thank for your time
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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 06:09:47 PM »
Both the short days and the colder temperatures play a part in dormancy. - Millet

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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 09:45:19 PM »
For all practical purposes we say that Poncirus Trifoliata goes dormant (endodormancy) during the winter months, but it does not actually go dormant (ecodormancy). During this period of reduced growth, the tree maintains a low rate of water transport, hydrolysis of starch to glucose, and glucose metabolism via cellular respiration, which  produces energy and maintains the tree's physiology. - Millet
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Re: fd were to over winter them up here????
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 08:21:49 AM »
thank you mr Millet good info....
will keep the watering down ...
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