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Mark in Texas

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Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« on: November 24, 2019, 10:44:43 AM »
March 2018 after Jan. 2018 heater failure. 18F temps.



Grafted at least 50 scions on 2 trees.  All 4 citrus trees are bearing heavy.  Bet I harvested 400 key limes & Eustis limequats (delish!) this year.  Now comes Persian.  Lots of oranges - Blood, Hamlin, Marrs.  Some of these Marrs are as big as grapefruit.   Super sweet and juicy. Meyer lemon tree is loaded.  Scion was put grafted to Flying Dragon around 2008.  Local grocery store is selling 5 Meyers for $6. 









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Re: Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 10:59:25 AM »
The old saying is true....Good things come to those who wait.

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Re: Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 11:57:05 AM »
True lemon connoisseurs appear to be unimpressed by Meyer lemons. To a Poncirus grower, they are quite delectable! It's a matter of perspective, I suppose.

Nice plants after your catastrophe.

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Re: Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Quit counting at 70 oranges.  BTW, making some awesome drinks.  Here's a frozen takeoff on a margarita with Bacardi and Italian Amareno cherries.  If you haven't tasted amareno cherries, you aint lived brotther.  ;D



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Re: Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 03:45:49 PM »
Yes they do Millet.  When it comes to gardening I have patience.  Put me behind the wheel, hell no!

True lemon connoisseurs appear to be unimpressed by Meyer lemons. To a Poncirus grower, they are quite delectable! It's a matter of perspective, I suppose.

Nice plants after your catastrophe.

Thanks.  I have other lemons but what's cool about Meyers, their diversity.  Harvest now and they're tart and taste just like a Eureka.  Wait until March (when they're also blooming) and you get a bit of that tangerine profile, less tart, higher sugar.  Zest is awesome for baking.

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Re: Citrus harvest - recovery, grafts, harvests
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 06:11:09 PM »
The old saying is true....Good things come to those who wait.

Millet I guess you refer to Flying Dragon rootstock ;D

 

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