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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: December 07, 2022, 09:59:14 AM »
Seeds are currently sold out for the season, ill have some seedlings soon for sale!

example from last year's crop planted:

exactly 11 months and a week old in subpar care conditions.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Procimequat x poncirus
« on: November 09, 2022, 10:35:22 PM »
If youíre looking for prociemquat, I know woodlanders has a few left. Had to email them directly to request it and they were happy to send me some. I plan to use both prociemquat and Kinzu in future breeding projects. I believe and was once told that they must be used as male parent as theyíre around 99% nucellar as a female.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus rootstock source
« on: October 27, 2022, 10:52:06 PM »
I recently purchased a lot of US942 from Madison, fantastic rootstock. Comes a in most times a little over pinky finger thickness.. and I have fat fingers.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for Yuzu rooted cuttings/seeds
« on: October 25, 2022, 09:31:55 PM »
I actually have a few really nice rooted cuttings available. Otherwise, try calling Briteleaf. Odds are they have some as well ďin the backĒ

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Free Nagami kumquat cuttings
« on: October 24, 2022, 09:24:05 AM »
Do you feel these would be best for grafting or do you think they'd root decently on their own?

Theyíre not that fresh anymore, been in the fridge since post origin. Iíd say grafting is the safest bet. Kumquats are harder to root in my opinion.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to control a thrips infestation
« on: October 15, 2022, 08:02:18 PM »
I had thrips forever on my citrus, spinosad was the only thing that ever worked for me after trying all types of oils and other things. Spinosad worked amazing.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Free Nagami kumquat cuttings
« on: October 13, 2022, 09:58:22 PM »
Free cuttings! Just pay shipping!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: October 12, 2022, 10:40:29 PM »
Very happy with my order from Frank. Great opportunity to grab some odd ball citrus varieties

Thanks hammer! Hope things all grow well for you!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: October 12, 2022, 07:29:03 PM »
Fruits are green but seeds are ripe! Pm me for any interest!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 30, 2022, 09:11:11 AM »
I am interested as well.

They're just starting to orange up, so shouldn't be too long now.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Carubarro Italian Lemon cuttings
« on: September 24, 2022, 01:02:34 PM »

Some info on it.

I donít know of anywhere you can purchase these in the states. ďIt originates from southern Italy, Sicily, derived from a mutation of a classic ďFemminello LemonĒ.Ē

Asking $15/good scion with 6+ great buds plus shipping. 3 sticks available.

Will trade for other interesting varieties as well.

Lots of cuttings now available. Same prices as above. Message me for details! Rooted cuttings are all sold out, but will have a good amount available for spring.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:16:31 PM »
Yes, I;m interested again.  Walt.

Sounds good Walt, got you on the list for some. Iím also doing some rooted cuttings and grafting of these onto FD.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:57:55 PM »

Almost that time of year again. Let me know if anyone is interested in some. Same pricing as last year.

Glad to see you got some success! I almost have a good number of rooted cuttings available here soon.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Grafted Rosso Blood Lemon for trade
« on: September 20, 2022, 03:28:42 PM »
I have 1 decently sized grafted rare Rosso Blood on US942 stock. About 7 month old graft. Very vigorous! Asking to trade for something interesting!

I too have been searching for years without luck, but soon Iím sure something may turn up lol

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 26, 2022, 01:23:48 PM »
My variegated lemon did the EXACT same thing. However, it was a clipping and not a graft. I'm not sure if the variegation causes more weakness and susceptibility to crown rot, etc. I tried treatments using organicide plant doctor and phyton 35 a couple of weeks apart. Anyway, it lost all its leaves and died and I decided to go with a much taller grafted version which has had no problems. Good luck to you!

Mine is a rooted cutting as well, however I've used "Garden Phos" an few times now and it seems that the gummosis has slowed, it also is still pushing out new growth so I assume I might be in the clear and caught it early enough.

I think most citrus are rather susceptible to root rot, trifoliate are highly resistant. So most grafted trees are unaffected for the most part.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: August 20, 2022, 10:10:03 AM »
Has anyone tried growing seeds of Citrus macrophylla ?

I have a lemon rootstock, Citrus macrophylla, that I let grow and now its a pretty tall tree (7-8 ft) and has some large fruits on it. Fruit is still green, size of a large lemon, so I will wait until the fruit turns yellow before I pick them and get the seeds.

I'm planning to grow the seeds and use the seedlings to graft some lemon varieties I have since the seedling rootstock should have stronger roots (tap roots).

Also, has anyone rooted cuttings of the Citrus macrophylla? It may be quicker to grow them from cuttings but I'm not sure how good the root structure will be for use as a rootstock plant.

Mac root crazy easy. I actually have a 1.5 year old leaf-rooted tree (yes rooted from 1 leaf) thatís about 18Ē tall now. Leaves root amazingly well, and cuttings even easier. I feel theyíre one of the easiest citrus to root.

Personally I love using Mac as rootstock. Pretty vigorous, minimal incompatibilities,  and for my purpose, can be used well in containers. If you plan on selling any of those seeds, let me know!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: UF Australian Lime Improvement Program
« on: August 18, 2022, 10:10:25 PM »
This is awesome! Great to see something new being pushed out.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 18, 2022, 01:14:24 PM »
There is one fungicide which is said to specifically control phytophthera. This is Fosetyl-Aluminium sold as Aliette. See for instance
As others have said, the best way to guard against the problem is to avoid saturated medium. Make sure water can drain freely through and out of the pot in abround 30 seconds. I also re-plant with the stem raised a little above the surface of the pot mix, even with the highest roots showing.

I went with another recommendation, the exact stuff Vnomonee said. Itís also said to control phytophthera as well! Iím hoping it does some magic.

In other regards, I use a 2:1:1 mix of coco chips, coir, perlite. It doesnít hold water in the slightest, no longer than a day or two at most even on less warm days. It drains very freely, much less than 30s lol. Probably like 5s tops before it comes spilling out. I have very few trees infected, but most certainly all rooted cuttings.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:09:29 AM »
Root diseases are generally thought to be more prevalent under unfavourable conditions.
Roots in a cold,saturated,  wet zone at the bottom of a pot could be alleviated by increasing Air filled porosity and drainage.
Repotting into a taller pots without disturbance may help.
Composted chicken manure ( also a Phosphorous source ) is said to have anti Phytophora properties.
Silica is also seen as a useful addition. Various natural minerals supply Silica, an essential plant nutrient that may be absent from Hydroponics or some pot mixes.
Composted fish fertiliser, with a high crustacean content is said to be useful. Fungi have Chitin based cell walls, as do Arthropods.
Some claim the enzymes in composted crustaceans fertiliser can be anti Fungal.
In Australia composted Eucalypt sawdust is a useful addition to pot mix for root disease suppression, above that of properly composted pine bark.

Other factors that promote root disease are root damage,  from incorrect fertiliser application rates, and excessive drying out of the pot mix between waterings.
( drying out increases the fertiliser concentration in the pot mix, more fertiliser in less water ).

Thatís some good stuff! Thank you for that info! Iím thinking Iíll try a systemic fungicide first and go from there!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:08:27 AM »
Hi frank, my grafted xie shan satsuma started doing this over the winter. i bought "gardenphos" which is a systemic fungicide (phosphorus acid) did a leaf spray made  and a soil drench over the course of the winter. so far there has not been any more gummosis from that tree and I haven't noticed it in any of my other plants. Not sure if it was already infected when I purchased it (BriteLeaf) or if it caught it from the enviornment here in NJ. Apparently its phytophthora that causes it and it starts at the roots so treat your soil. it can also enter tree wounds so make sure nothing splashes any cuts or scrapes on your trunk or anywhere you did a graft especially if its going to rain.

also what is your potting medium? does it stay wet for a long time?

Interesting, as itís only my briteleaf plants that are affected. Everything else is in the same potting media, made of coco chips, coco coir, and perlite with an added biochar. Iíll have to contact them and ask a little about it. Iíve had about 6-8 brite leaf rooted cuttings develop this, some even croak. Iíll be grabbing a systemic fungicide though! Thank you for the input!

Citrus General Discussion / Gummosis problem
« on: August 16, 2022, 11:21:25 PM »
Iíve stumbled upon a few more issues regarding my trees. It seems that several have this gummosis issue, most start at the base of the tree and kill them from the base up. Iíve recently had it on some in the upper parts too. Is there anything that treats this? Or are my trees that develop it, goners?

Some pics of the stuff. On my VPL I peeled back some of the soft mushy bark, seems rather brown and unhealthy. I feel impending doom coming anyways.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: August 15, 2022, 09:31:07 PM »
The pigmentation concerns me much more than the light.

I note that some compounds are less available at certain temperatures.  What temperature are these plants kept at during the winter?  I suspect some combination of watering/fertilization/temperature is resulting in deficiencies as the plant grows without the nutrients to sustain the new tissue.

Foliar feeding of chelated iron - which can be as simple as the cooking water from greens - might help.

With my own plants, my only goal over the winter is to keep them alive - they get weak light from a window with indirect exposure, and that's all.  They don't grow, but they don't develop deficiency problems either.

They stay usually anywhere from 70F to 85F. Iíve foliar fed them a kelp spray, rich in iron in the past with no change. I believe itís to do with my pH and now noting, heavy salted water lol. Iíve had tests run and this is my conclusion. It would make sense for this to show after around a month or so, being pH and salt buildup.

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