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I'd do it quickly before the rot spreads, but I think you can save the whole tree. Otherwise I agree with the above the smaller pads are easy enough to root

Cut the rot out, the pad left in the pot will send out new pads. The other big tree like pads let the base dry where you cut it for a week or two. Apply rooting powder. Then place the whole tree in a new pot, stake it up. No need to water it will eventually send new roots from the healthy callused part.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO Meiwa kumquat in florida
« on: January 19, 2022, 04:51:57 PM »
Briteleaf nursery is based in Florida, they ship too

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 19, 2022, 03:49:52 PM »
I did read that flower buds are killed, but I also read from another account that they make flower buds on new growth in the spring flush

It's been several days and I see no damage after 8f (-13.3C). No leaf drop or noticeable freeze damage on the leaves or trunks

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 16, 2022, 04:23:01 PM »
I have two in the ground but under poly tunnel. They seem pretty much unfazed by cold weather. I think we have a pretty good chance of survival in 7A without protection.

The feijoas look fine after the 8f event, no obvious leaf damage. The mulch around my trees and being up against the shed structure has kept the soil from freezing. Everywhere else the ground is frozen.

However the cold did zap my Yuzu leaves, and the poncirus hybrids (tai-tri and citrumelo) leaves are curled up as well. Those are growing against a brick wall and are mulched so the soil didn't freeze. No obvious freeze damage on trunk or stems yet (like splitting) on the citrus or feijoas.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tricimequat
« on: January 12, 2022, 01:22:03 AM »
Ahh cool, I actually just finished messaging as well. Sounds like a really rare plant. Seller is out of seeds until next year but hope to see updates with your seedlings! In your zone you might get a very cold hardy kumquat with poncirus genes

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tricimequat
« on: January 11, 2022, 08:54:38 PM »
Interesting, the plant is monofoliate? Or is that a random picture from the internet lol

The picture comes from this website .

I'm always curious why sellers on eBay don't post photos of their fruiting plants that they are collecting seed from?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tricimequat
« on: January 11, 2022, 08:52:15 PM »
Interesting, the plant is monofoliate? Or is that a random picture from the internet lol

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 09, 2022, 11:06:25 PM »
Good to hear they survive in 7b. Our winters are increasingly mild each year, so those very low temps that would probably kill them are becoming rare.

I can cover them, but I am testing to see if they can survive without any intervention. The two potted plants that I took these cuttings from are a nice size and overwinter in my house so I don't mind losing these by the shed.


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Feijoa in NJ zone 7a
« on: January 08, 2022, 04:34:22 PM »
Anyone have success in the northeast?

These are all rooted cuttings from 2 plants that were listed as being 7a hardy (taking it with a grain of salt). Unknown variety, sold by 9Greenbox.

No damage so far with 20f, 16f, 18f over night, daily temps have been above freezing.

Tuesday will be interesting. Looks to be the coldest day and night combo so far

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting citrons
« on: December 30, 2021, 03:58:41 PM »
Thanks for the addition info!

So my grafts to the ponderosa lemon all rotted, they turned yellowed and black. I think my grow tent is too cold, but I also suspect the scions were already too far gone. I did a t-bud, and cleft graft, and a "z" graft. They all turned yellow and then black.

Curiously the greenest cuttings I took from the top of the citron and stuck in coco-coir are pushing growth and have no signs of yellowing or turning black so hopefully they are rooting. I don't want to disturb them to check for a callus so will wait patiently for roots to appear through the bottom of the container.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting citrons
« on: December 15, 2021, 03:01:32 AM »
Thank you for that suggestion. Good to hear that it can be grafted to Ponderosa.

My Ponderosa by comparison has grown huge and vigorously, it was purchased around the same time and also as cutting from the same nursery.


Turunji on it's last leg with no roots left:

Citrus General Discussion / Grafting citrons
« on: December 14, 2021, 10:00:30 PM »
Long story short my citrus medica "turunji" died of root rot. It appeared like the roots did not grow out of the root ball from when I transplanted it from the container it came in (Logees largest size as a rooted cutting), it was in an almost perfect square shape of the container except wet and rotting, I should have teased the roots out or washed out the nursery soil before potting it back in the summer.

I took some cuttings in hopes that they will root, and grafted some to the only other citron ancestry plant I have (Ponderosa Lemon).

Are citrons compatible with trifoliate? I have a few seedlings but it will be a while before I can graft if my cuttings/grafts survive.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Kumquat x Poncirus
« on: December 07, 2021, 10:28:10 PM »
Very nice, did you graft or root incase your original plant dies?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu X PT seed
« on: November 22, 2021, 07:57:19 PM »
I can't seem to keep kumquats from seed alive either- also dampening off. Don't have the same issue with other citrus from seed.

But those hybrids look really cool you can definitely see the kumquat influence in the long/narrow middle leaf! Hope you can keep them alive

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Spring flowering loquats
« on: November 09, 2021, 05:48:01 PM »
There's another forum I used to frequent, some zone pushers mentioned the varieties. I haven't seen them for sale in the US. I've heard loquats are difficult to root and they can take a long time to air layer (a year), purchasing a grafted plant and growing it outdoors in a pot then bringing it back inside for the winter while waiting for an air layer on a branch to root is probably the only easy way to get it on its own roots aside from growing from seed like you mentioned. In warmer zones like 8a grafted wouldn't be an issue but in 7a there is a possibility that the graft can be killed when we get extremely cold winters and I am not too keen on protecting and heating outdoor trees

Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Spring flowering loquats
« on: November 01, 2021, 09:52:42 PM »
Awesome to hear that! I totally missed your post. Will be looking forward to your reports!

Very nice, you will make a lot of clones with that setup!

Poncirus+ cuttings and the hindsii in there somewhere lol

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Yes that's where I got it. I root all of my cuttings under a plastic fishtank outside in the shade. It gets humid and hot but the sun doesn't cook them. I use moist Coco coir and dip the cuttings in rooting powder (Indole-3-butyric acid). I haven't tried rooting them indoors yet but I've had success with other plants using a plastic ziplock bag instead of the tank in my grow tent

Good to know! Btw they are easy to root from cutting and graft:
The cuttings are growing quicker than the graft to poncirus

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Now I am patiently waiting for mine to turn orange. How long did it take you? Mine set in August

Interesting! Did you eat it whole or separate from the seeds? 

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Persimmon fruit question
« on: October 22, 2021, 05:20:49 PM »
My fuyu still has green leaves in zone 7 no color change yet, but the weather is still unusually warm for autumn. It's true that persimmons will drop leaves and leave the fruit hanging on the tree so don't worry. It reminds me of Charlie Brown's christmas tree when you have just branches and fruit hanging on them lol.

Hey now, I'm grown a jackfruit in NJ. I am researching the smallest fruit size varieties and will graft that on it low when it is time. We'll see lol

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