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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Inducing flowering in pomegranate
« on: March 29, 2023, 03:58:37 PM »
My Russian #26 flowered the first season I planted it in the ground straight out of the pot, it flowered again the second year, the third year nothing, I hope it flowers this year. I gave it a fertilizer spike meant for citrus and avocados so we'll see if that does anything. Bag says NPK 16-4-8.

Some  small cuttings I rooted and planted the 3rd season flowered when the main tree did not which is strange.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Prague Citsuma
« on: March 25, 2023, 01:20:41 PM »
The prague in that picture is just the branch that I am holding with my finger, the rest of the plant is tai-tri. The scion shot straight up after grafting it, rootstock is vigorous.

My original plant came from Stan McKenzie. That one is grafted on poncirus, and I took a cutting from this one to graft to the tai-tri it looks like this:

Grew for 1 year:

Then planted it in the ground:

Here is another picture with leaves from the graft on the tai-tri, made many single leaves but some bifoliate on the top

outlined in red


Your plant looks very different from Prague that we have here in Europe.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB - Ichang Papeda
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:14:29 PM »
That plant pic came from this website 

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If you can avoid regular potting mix that would be best. And I would add perlite to the cactus mix if you have it. There are some popular mix recipes for citrus that you can make yourself such as 5-1-1.

Potting mix on its own stays wet for too long, I learned this the hard way. I haven't tried making my own mixes yet so I can't add my two cents, but I do add a lot of perlite to bagged potting soil and am careful with the watering. I use fabric pots as well which dry out quicker. I still have some issues in the winter but once my citrus get outside they tend to recover

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Prague Citsuma
« on: March 24, 2023, 04:29:26 PM »
here's my 1 year old graft on tai-tri. took the picture at night, but notice some browning on the top growth probably combination of damage from the cold + sun. i sprayed it with some copper fungicide incase the brown spots are fungal.

This is probably root issues, since you were watering too frequently it might have developed root rot.

If you take the plant out of the pot and the soil falls away easily you will notice root rot right away mushy roots or a bad smell.
Clean the roots up and repot it in a new fast draining mix, in a smaller container preferably (not necessary if you watch the watering, just remember that a bigger pot will take longer to dry out) until it recovers. While indoors I don't water
for atleast a week or longer, if the bottom of the pot still has water in it (I gauge this by the weight of the pot, not just how the soil looks at the surface).

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Is this sun scald?
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:21:14 AM »
This is what ended up happening to the prague stem with the sun scald. The back of it still has some green. The lignified stems on the Prague have minimal if any damage

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Prague Citsuma
« on: March 18, 2023, 01:07:08 AM »
I have two grafts one on pure poncirus and one on tai-tri. The tai-tri grew vigorously.

So far both grafts look alive in zone 7a after lows of 1f and 5f. The one grafted on pure poncirus, 2 years old, grows very slow.
After 1 year the graft on tai-tri is twice the height.

It's said to be a chimera of flying dragon and satsuma, the lanky habit probably comes from the flying dragon. I will update more in the late spring to be sure that they are actually alive. 


I've actually tried to grow this from seed and failed, I'd love to try some cuttings PMed you :)

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@ K-Rimes a good example of just that, my thermocube which is made in the USA, fell apart after unplugging it with prongs in the outlet. Was never touched for the whole season until I had to move it. I'm on my 2nd one so they have $30 from me haha (yes they are going for $15 everywhere now). They own the patent so have to deal with it but if I find a Chinese clone that works reliably I won't think twice about it now

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits with Side Effects
« on: March 13, 2023, 05:32:28 PM »
Persimmons can cause bezoar / stone in stomach if eaten at the wrong stage of ripeness

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruits with Side Effects
« on: March 13, 2023, 05:31:15 PM »
Nagami does it for me, store bought ones that look ripe colorwise but aren't. My homegrown ones don't have the same effect

Kumquats create a tingling sensation similar to szechuan peppercorns

Never knew that! Been thinking about getting a kumquat tree and this is all the more reason

I have a 'Meiwa' and it has never caused any tingling effect when I've eaten the fruits.

Is this effect limited only to certain cultivars of Kumquats?

Paul M.

Here's the seedling that survived all winter with low of 1f/-17.7c, pic from this afternoon

Expect it to last just until after the warranty expires. I found an infinite warranty glitch, I use a credit card which adds an extended warranty. When the thing breaks down, the credit card company refunds it after I file a claim with documentation of the product failure, the catch is you have to re-purchase the item or something of equal or lesser value to replace it lol. The warranty resets since it's a new purchase.

Just an update, we had another polar vortex 1f/-17.7c.

The kadsura seedling is still alive! So this seems like a zone 7a plant for sure, at least to the ground level since the upper part of the plant did get damaged as shown in my previous photo. There are healthy green buds below the damaged leaves which will grow out in the spring.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best way to root feijoa cuttings?
« on: March 10, 2023, 12:28:12 AM »
this one, IBA Indole-butyric acid

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus damage after freeze
« on: March 07, 2023, 10:13:21 PM »
We got down to 5f for a few hours one day and then again 1f for a few hours later on. My tai-tri and citrumelo unprotected look alive, just some tip damage on younger growth. Prague grafts on taitri and poncirus look ok, some brown spots (maybe mandarin cells damaged?). Ninkat x poncirus lost youngest growth but otherwise alive. all poncirus+ and precocious poncirus is alive. yuzu is dead to the base again. morton graft on citrumelo dead, morton on tai-tri looks alive.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu
« on: March 03, 2023, 08:14:01 PM »
I'm not sure which variety of Yuzu I saw when I was in South Korea at outdoor market, they were labeled "Yuja". They were way bigger than what I have. I would buy Yujacha in jars which I'm sure came from those fruits as Yuzu grows in the southern parts of South Korea. "Cha" is tea, the fruit is preserved by making a sort of raw marmalade that you add boiling water to and then drink it.

Maangchi, a youtuber, shows how she makes the Yujacha. These are the Yuzu I saw. When she cuts the fruit in half there is more flesh inside than what I remember mine looking like.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu X PT seed
« on: March 03, 2023, 05:56:53 PM »
How are your fukushu x pt doing? I've just planted out my nagami x pt+. Hoping to see a hybrid when the seeds germinate.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu
« on: March 02, 2023, 11:21:47 AM »
Yep, here's mine (assuming its the common variety in the US). Not very big but these were also the first fruits 1 year from the graft date.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Yuzu
« on: March 01, 2023, 09:57:08 PM »
The rind is edible and the juice is pleasant, acidic but with hints of grapefruit and even mandarin. Used in recipes or combined with sugar it's even better. The fruit is very seedy but the rest of it makes up for it if you can find a use for it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa scion died to graft point
« on: February 26, 2023, 07:36:45 PM »
Thanks poncirus guy. My other plant from that nursery came with gummosis.

So I will defintely be changing the rootstock over to poncirus since that is what I have.

What do you think I can graft on the SCS rootstock? It's a type of sour mandarin.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa scion died to graft point
« on: February 26, 2023, 02:26:53 PM »
Interesting! So I am thinking now to graft poncirus on the citrumelo and attach it to the meiwa, eventually cut the citrumelo graft part off and leave the poncirus as the interstock just so I don't have to start over and because the citrumelo grows more vigorously than poncirus I'd prefer to keep it

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meiwa scion died to graft point
« on: February 26, 2023, 01:40:10 PM »
That's also a possibility

Luckily I grafted a piece to citrumelo but I am also reading that it's not compatible with Meiwa. Same growing conditions but no sign of fungal or bacterial infection. I did actually find a field report about meiwa on citrumelo which died after 5 years so not sure on this as a rootstock either

Meiwa on citrumelo

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