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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rootstock swap under Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 24, 2022, 09:04:02 PM »
Good job Poncirus Guy.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: sign of citrus greening
« on: June 24, 2022, 01:08:14 PM »
Bret, long time no see.  Welcome back.

I don't know about grafting onto a lemon rootstock.  However, almost nobody ever uses regular lemon rootstock, so there must be a reason. I have heard that it  produces very bland fruit.

Mother Orange tree.   In 1856 Judge Joseph Lewis purchased three sweet orange seedlings from Jesse Morrill in Sacramento, California, and these were planted in the vicinity of Oroville, California in Butte County. One of these trees was planted at the west end of the famous suspension bridge at an area known as Bidwell's Bar and is still living and bearing large crops annually. It has come to be known as the Mother Orange Tree, and is now apparently the oldest and largest living orange tree in California.  Measurements made by an official committee on November 27, 1926, gave the size of the tree as follows:  Height 33 feet 6 inches, spread of top 31 feed 5 inches, circumference of trunk one foot from the ground 66 inches.  The tree is still alive today.

Taken from the book The Citrus Industry  Vol. 1 1943


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Remember GreggN from the old forum?
« on: June 19, 2022, 02:52:16 PM »
Thanks G for the video.  I remember Greg from the old forum. If I remember correctly, Greg also won an award form the Canadian back yard hockey ring contest, for a back yard hockey ring he built. That contest is a national contest in Canada.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: 4-leaved yuzu Seedling
« on: June 15, 2022, 03:52:31 PM »
Definitely not a pure Yuzu.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wilting on inground Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 14, 2022, 04:19:11 PM »
Young leaves transpire at a higher rate than mature leaves.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: leaves cupping / curling
« on: June 07, 2022, 10:03:44 PM »
As far as cupping, your tree looks normal.  However, your tree looks greatly underfed.  How often do you fertilize the  tree?  Also what is all the white stuff on the fruit and leaves. -It could be mealy bug.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus juvenility and internode count
« on: June 07, 2022, 09:58:02 PM »
 Length of time to flower from planting the seed. Most oranges and grapefruit require 7 - 10 years. Calamondin & Key Lime 2 to 3 years.  Mandarins 3 to 5 years. Yuzu I do not know the time required until flowering.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Need help with pomelo split
« on: June 07, 2022, 09:46:29 PM »
Many times it is a watering problem.  When the tree is parched and receives a lot of water, it absorbs the water so fast the fruit expands rapidly and the fruit splits.  Try keeping the root zone evenly moist.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: sign of citrus greening
« on: June 03, 2022, 03:10:29 PM »
The 2.5 year old tree should b e fertilized 4 times per growing season. and the 4 year old tree 3 times per growing season.  The University recommends fertilizing with a 6-6-6 or a 8-8-8.  The best to you and your trees.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: sign of citrus greening
« on: June 03, 2022, 01:07:10 PM »
No not citrus greening.  Many of the leaves are just showing that they are old.  A citrus leaf has a life span of 18 months.  How often do you fertilize your tree, and how old is the tree/

I get plenty  fruit from my in ground Valentine Pummelo tree.  The problem with Valentine fruit is that they are just sweet and absolutely zero acid, flat insipid.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Nippon Orangequat
« on: June 01, 2022, 01:20:15 PM »
A tree that size without bloom must be a seedling grown tree.  Normally 7 - 9 years from planting to bloom for your seedling tree.

My FFP produced one fruit its second year, then none the next 2 years.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Did i overfed my lemons ?
« on: June 01, 2022, 01:08:00 PM »
In citrus, generally only 1 to 2 percent of the flowers ever remain to produce fruit.  If every flower on  a citrus tree remained to produce fruit, the tree would be crushed under its own weight.  The flower drop had nothing to do with fertilizing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
« on: May 25, 2022, 04:57:01 PM »
Citrange your above post gives a possible reason for the shape of martweb's hybrid.   It could be verified if a different citron cross had the same shape and taste

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: taking down the greenhouse
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:57:00 AM »
Nice looking trees.  How old are they?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:51:38 AM »
The above cross certainly does not show much caricaturists  of the Buddha Hand.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fungal disease on new flushes?
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:17:25 PM »
Fungicides ae usually needed for adequate control.  Maneb, mancozeb, chlorothalonil, metiram, strobilurins, and copper fungicides are the most widely used products.  Where the disease is severe and environmental conditions are favorable for he pathogen, several applications are usually required to produce acceptable control.  In humid climates, applications begin when the spring flush is one-fourth expanded  Where humid conditions exist, follow-up sprays could be required.   Good Luck with your tree.  We would appreciate hearing out how your tree is doing.  (Taken from the Compendium of Citrus Diseases.)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flavor of the lemonquat rind
« on: May 23, 2022, 05:48:24 PM »
I never tasted a Lemonquat.  I did have a Sunquat some years ago.  It was not worth keeping and tossed it out on the compost pile.

Citrus General Discussion / Marsh Seedless White Grapefruit
« on: May 21, 2022, 04:21:07 PM »
In Colorado the temperatures are not high enough to sweeten white grapefruit as sweet as Florida grown fruit.  Therefore, I have continued to leave my Marsh grapefruit hang on the tree until the end of May.  Over the months I sampled a fruit every couple weeks.  And every couple weeks the fruit became a little sweeter.  Today, the 21 of May I ate two of the grapefruit and they were quite sweet.  I noticed that when I picked them they were also some what soft and  juicier .  Time heals all things.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 16, 2022, 08:37:11 PM »
First, your tree is still small, and has a corresponding small root system.  The roots most likely extends out about the same distance and the above leaves Poncirus guy recommendation to remove the grass from under the tree is one thing that NEEDS to be done., as it is surely robbing most of the available nutrients from the tree.  I would remove the grass to match the trees drip line. Further, what has been the tree's nutrient plan.  A young tree such as your needs should to be fertilized 4 times equally spaced out during the growing season (March through September)  You can use 6-6-6 or 10-10-10.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 03:28:19 PM »
1,019 KG/M2 Plus

I agree the tree doesn't look all that bad.  Note: the highest period of leaf fall for a citrus tree is during flowering.   Your tree does look a little undernourished.  A three year old citrus tree should be fertilized 4 times a year equally spaced out during the growing season (March - September).

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