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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Young lemon tree pruning
« on: May 08, 2024, 12:15:43 PM »
Cut off the top couple inches of the tree which will remove the apical dominate bud. The apical bud is controlling the lower  buds keeping them from branching. After the apical bud (top bud) is removed the tree should begin growing side branches in a week or two.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sunrise lime
« on: May 07, 2024, 12:17:22 PM »
I have eaten sun Rise lime.  I did not like the taste, it was awful.  Not worth growing in my estimation.

Also Caracara & Xie shan

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Ripe in SoCal
« on: May 06, 2024, 11:12:07 AM »
In Colorado, Dekopon (Sumo), Ponkan, Caracara, Marsh white Seedless Grapefruit, and Red grapefruit, all mature and eaten already.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valencia is stressing
« on: April 27, 2024, 02:37:35 PM »
Citrus  like fertilizers higher in nitrogen and potassium, and low in phosphorous.  Like jacks 25-5-15 plus micros.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: I have the problem.
« on: April 25, 2024, 12:19:09 PM »
Bearss limes themselves produce a lot of tannins.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: The "cool tolerance" of key limes
« on: April 24, 2024, 05:42:09 PM »
Generally at temperatures bellow 50F Key Limes don't grow well.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Switching from juvenile to adult
« on: April 20, 2024, 02:33:49 PM »
I have a Sour Orange citrus grown from seed that first fruited at 6 years old and approximately 6 feet of height.

I noticed that I made a typing mistake in my last post.   I have changed it to correctly read C35 is STRONGLY incompatible with Eureka lemon.

C-35 is STRONGLY incompatible with Eureka Lemon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My rootstock transplant.
« on: April 10, 2024, 04:00:58 PM »
poncirus GUY your getting to   become quite a advanced grafter

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this root rot on my lemon tree ?
« on: April 07, 2024, 01:34:04 PM »
At the bottom of every container is what is called  perched water table.  This will occur even in containers with no bottom.  This is where water remains even after completely draining. Your trees roots above the perched water table look fine.  50 percent peat an 50 percent coco bark is not a very good medium.    A 5-1-1 would be a much ;better soil blend.

No HLB in Boston.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing oranges in FL
« on: April 05, 2024, 05:11:27 PM »
I would think growing pine trees in-between citrus rows would:  1.  gobble up a lot of the moisture from the citrus, 2. block out much of the light. 3. Rob a lot of the fertilizer from the citrus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing oranges in FL
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:25:40 PM »
Calusa, I'm sorry to think what will happen to your trees after you remove the net.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:16:40 PM »
A  pH of about 7.8 is the highest pH level that a Carrizo rootstock will grow.  Above that pH don't even try.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing oranges in FL
« on: April 03, 2024, 06:32:02 PM »
Citrus trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of full direct sunlight daily or they will not produce as well. Look at all the citrus groves in every location of the world.  SUN SUN   Will a citrus tree grow in some shade - yes but not as well and will produce much less fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: compact lemon options
« on: April 03, 2024, 04:35:55 PM »
Looks good poncirsguy

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: timing of fertlizer
« on: April 03, 2024, 12:05:37 PM »
24-8-16 is pretty close to the prefect formulation,  and should do well.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated minneola
« on: April 02, 2024, 05:32:46 PM »
Living in a hotter climate like Kulasa  where you could water every other day in fast draining medium one can fertilize more often.  Actually one could fertilize a fast draining medium daily at about 1/10 the recommended label directions.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated minneola
« on: April 02, 2024, 12:53:01 PM »
How often you fertilize depends on the type of medium the tree is growing in.  if you are using a fast draining medium such as  a 5-1-1 you can fertilize weakly weekly.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Using lousy tangelo as rootstock
« on: April 02, 2024, 12:30:32 PM »
How  much sunlight does this tree get.   The energy to grow and most importantly to produce fruit requires a lot of sunlight, and of course enough fertilizer.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: March 31, 2024, 12:53:07 PM »
Christ is resin. Happy Easter.

Citrus General Discussion / Florida is still KING
« on: March 30, 2024, 02:51:05 PM »
Although Florida’s bearing citrus acreage has tumbled 50% since the finding of HLB in 2005, the Sunshine State still has the most bearing citrus acreage in the United States. Florida had 298,400 bearing acres in 2022–23 compared to California’s 267,000 acres. Texas had 16,400 bearing acres, and Arizona had 6,400 bearing acres. (Citrus Industry Magazine)

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus in PNW
« on: March 30, 2024, 02:24:35 PM »
Jim great post, very informative - well done.

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