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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Curled up leaves clementine hernandina
« on: November 18, 2022, 10:35:53 AM »
The leaves are somewhat curled, but overall the tree looks quite healthy.  Even the leaf curl is not that bad.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: First time citrus (Beginner)
« on: November 17, 2022, 04:46:14 PM »
Many growers use the 5-1-1 Mix (5 parts 1/4" pine bark, 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Also many growers use a 50:50 mix of Turface MVP and  Miracle Grow Garden Soil. Both are good draining mediums.  For 1/4" pine bark you can  use  Reptibark reptile bedding found on line or at  most larger Pet Supply Stores.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 14, 2022, 05:53:20 PM »
sc4001992  looking at your picture shown above, the NZL rind looks to still be green, and not completely mature.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 14, 2022, 11:02:26 AM »
I go along with Poncirusguy,  my NZL fruit are mildly sweet and very mildly sour.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Okitsu Wase and Miho Wase Satsumas
« on: November 12, 2022, 04:35:50 PM »
Jim, I have an inground 20-year old Cara Cara orange growing on a Flying Dragon rootstock inside a large greenhouse that is now 11 ft. tall and 15-ft. wide.  The greenhouse is in zone 5.  I think trees on Flying Dragon produce good quality fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: experimenting with clay soil in containers
« on: November 03, 2022, 12:09:47 PM »
I have been using 5-1-1 medium for a long time.  It is a good medium. About a year ago I potted a tree in 50:50 mix of Turface MVP, and peat and I totally agree with Citradia, it is an outstanding medium.  Going forward as I repot my trees, all will be switched over to the 50/50 Turface/Miracle Grow Garden Soil mix.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bloomsweet
« on: October 30, 2022, 03:44:01 PM »
Bloomsweet (also known a Kinkoji) is really not a pummelo,  It is a cross of pummelo and a mandarin.  Many mandarins are ready to eat before the peel becomes yellow. Perhaps that is why Bloomsweet when picked still green, is good to eat.

I attended two Southeastern Citrus Expositions taste testing contest for the best tasting citrus. Both of the contest named Xie Shan Satsuma as the best tasting citrus.  This was  done by the vote of all the attendees at each Exposition.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My Ichang lemon pics 10/24/22
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:10:46 PM »
You have been successful with your winter protected trees for quite some time.  Good growing.

If fine indoors , but curled damaged leaves when out on the balcony it is almost certainly caused by thrips sucking out the juices from the leaves.  Thrips damage normally is on new young growth, and not so much of firm mature leaves.  You can kill the thrips by a horticultural oil spray, or ever a soapy water spray.  Spray both to upper and lower portion of the leaf.  To avoid the damage, you should spray all new growth every 3 or 4 days until he leaves firm up.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat yield
« on: October 20, 2022, 12:00:24 PM »
Rispa, the Meiwa is really round and sweet.

It looks exactly like citrus mite damage.  The previous owner must have never sprayed the tree to eliminate the mites, so they just kept sucking out all the chlorophyll from the leaves. This is the worst mite damage I have ever seen.  To insure that the mites are either dead or gone, spray the leaves with a horticultural oil, or neem oil, or even two or three soapy waters sprays.  Never spray a citrus tree during the heat of the day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« on: October 17, 2022, 10:10:39 AM »
Many Satsuma are ready before the fruit turns yellow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus issues
« on: October 13, 2022, 05:50:07 PM »
Your tree has all the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.  Apply Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) at 4 Oz./gallon of WARM water as a foliar spray to the top and bottom of the leaves.  Do not apply during high temperatures or low humility.  Apply in the morning or late afternoon.

Here is some additional information taken from the internet:  Magnesium deficiency has been a major problem in citrus production.  Mg deficiency is commonly referred to as “bronzing.” Trees with inadequate Mg may have no symptoms in the spring growth flush, but leaf symptoms develop as the leaves age and the fruit expand and mature in the summer and fall.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My citrus collection [EU - Antwerp]
« on: October 13, 2022, 11:38:15 AM »
For citrus calcium nutrition, I have always used calcium nitrate every 5 or 6 watering.  As far as I know calcium nitrate is just about the only completely soluble calcium fertilizer.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat yield
« on: October 10, 2022, 06:16:39 PM »
I have  four of the kumquat varieties, marumi, meiwa, nagami and fukushu.  They all seem to produce about the same .

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My first poncirus fruit to drop this year
« on: October 08, 2022, 02:37:16 PM »
Citradia, your poncirus tree is quite large to protect during your area's winters.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for meyer lemon tree
« on: October 05, 2022, 12:33:43 PM »
I'm sure you can get the tree from
Madison Citrus Nursery

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: woodchips for heat
« on: October 04, 2022, 06:33:28 PM »
Personally, I would purchase a heating unit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to control a thrips infestation
« on: October 04, 2022, 10:57:21 AM »
Pagnr, gave you good information.  I use a horticulture oil spray for both thrips, scale, mealy bugs, and aphids,  Works well.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus leaves looking weird. What is it?
« on: October 02, 2022, 08:29:27 PM »
I agree, looks under watered by quite a bit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Could it be citrus greening? Europe
« on: October 01, 2022, 01:19:22 PM »
HLB in Poland is unlikely.  However, the leaves do have the look of an HLB infection.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My trifolate orange has red vein down the middle
« on: September 26, 2022, 10:26:19 AM »
looking at the first picture in the above post, I believe it is just fall coloration.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My trifolate orange has red vein down the middle
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:57:13 PM »
Possible nitrogen deficiency.  Symptom start out as yellow/orange veins with some green out on far side.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:51:05 PM »
What is the reason for growing Citrus macrophylla?

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