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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picking my first Xie Shans
« on: September 13, 2023, 06:34:33 PM »
Absolutely the fruits of any citrus variety become better with the age of the tree. Each year the fruit will improve.  Generally a 5 year old tree produces high quality fruit.  I remember Dr. Malcolm Manners writing on the old forum, the very best fruit he ever ate was from a 25 year old grapefruit tree growing on the grounds of Florida Southern University. 

In California, Macrophylla is used as a rootstock primarily only on lemons.   As you mentioned in your post, Macrophylla is quite susceptible to California Tristeza isolates.  Many times infected trees become stunted rather then quick decline.

Greg, it depends on the size/age of your trees.  When you water , water well  don't give the a sprinkle. For newly planted young tree I would water every 3 days until the root system develops.  One year old tree one time a week during thot summer months.

Long time professional graters successfully do micro grating.   However, this is no place for new grafters.  Wait until the item to be grafted is large enough to be handled easily.

Go to Madison Nursery web site.  Madison Nursery has a great selection and quality trees.  They can ship direct to you.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: An introduction, of sorts.
« on: August 28, 2023, 04:44:38 PM »
LazarusLong714, glad you joined, happy to have you as a member.

if you  live in Florida it dosen't matter if your close or far away from a citrus grove  The  ACP is located every where in Florida, even up into Georgia. As for mealy bug, aphids, thrips scale etc.  they are abundant in every state in the USA.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does my citrus have greening/HLB
« on: August 26, 2023, 03:30:48 PM »
David I believe that it applies only to trees propagated in Florida.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my tree?
« on: August 25, 2023, 11:48:38 AM »
t is a Manganese deficiency. A very common deficiency in citrus.  As Madison suggested, just fertilize the tree with a fertilizer that contains manganese and your tree should be fine

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does my citrus have greening/HLB
« on: August 24, 2023, 05:34:30 PM »
By USDA law every tree must be propagated and then remained until sold inside a USDA insect free approved screen house.  This screen house is inspected frequently. Therefor,  you can be assured that your tree did not get HLB while in Florida.

I use Ultra Pure horticultural oil.  It is the best of the many Horticultural Oils on the market. it comes in a 2.5 gallon container.. However there are many other  brands of HO on the market.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does my citrus have greening/HLB
« on: August 24, 2023, 12:01:08 PM »
Highly improbable as you live in Canada. 

I have never heard of the spray that you used.  For thrips I use Horticultural oil sprays.  Kills thrips, mealy bugs, aphids, scale, and , mites.

I have known Hershell for years.  Madison nursery is turning out to be a real asset for us hobby growers.

PYGEE, your US942 post is excellent, and surely helpful.  Thanks for such helpful information. What do you know about US942 acceptability to tristazia  virus. 

I agree with JJRSS54 concerning the abilities of Sour Orang as a rootstock.  Sour Orange is well adapted to a broad range of soil types, including sand, sandy loam, loam, and clay soils. Good tolerance to salinity and to calcareous soils.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: new leaf discoloration
« on: August 06, 2023, 02:09:23 PM »
In the first two pictures the trees look quite health.  The third photo certainly looks like citrus canker.   You can easily  find a lot of information and pictures on the web.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Kumquat Variety?
« on: August 05, 2023, 01:54:28 PM »
$150.00 plus 41.00 shipping = $191.00 for a kumquat tree.  I'll wait Madison Nursery has the variety.

The tree is a cross between an Australian Desert Lime and a Shekwasha.

Wishing you and your trees to very best luck. Glad you included Xie Shan an absolutely outstanding citrus. .

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 28, 2023, 03:30:38 PM »
 I see you live in Garden Grove.  I been to Garden Grove many times as my  uncle lived in that town.  Does Garden Grove let you collect some quantity of rain water? Here in Colorado many of the commercial greenhouses use phosphoric acid to adjust their pH levels  Does not take much to attain a pH of approx. 6.5.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Micronutrients spray
« on: July 20, 2023, 12:15:41 PM »
Zink and manganese normally is already a part of the formulation of a good fertilizer.  If they are not in the fertilizer you use, you can use zinc sulfate and manganese sulfate as either a foliage spray or ground applied.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lane Late navel orange. Holy Moly
« on: July 14, 2023, 03:44:19 PM »
If you want a fruit to mature on the tree, and still let the trees highest chance for good growth, you can leave one fruit on the tree until it matures.  This is because all citrus draws its energy to grow and ripen from only the three closes leaves to the fruit.

Dr. Bob, I have purchased trees from Madison Nursery, but I have not purchased bud wood from them.  Welcome to the forum.

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