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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Owari blooming in western NC!
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:24:50 AM »
@Millet: Funny, it was the first thing I noticed, too. ;D @Citradia: Thanks for the pics, it looks like an easy setup to make. How energy efficient the whole thing was?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Owari blooming in western NC!
« on: May 05, 2014, 02:58:35 PM »
Cool! 8) My satsuma is blooming right now, too. What kind of protection did you use on the grapefruit tree? What was the minimum temperature recorded? Do you have any pics of your setup? I'm really looking forward to seeing them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My preferred grating knife
« on: April 23, 2014, 11:24:32 AM »
No, but what I did use, before I got my hands on a straight blade budding knife, was a utility knife. And I can say, it did the job quite well, too. ;)


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pumelo
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:55:10 AM »
You're right! :)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My Citrus collection
« on: April 23, 2014, 10:49:02 AM »
@pajoojo - You've got a real citrus orchard on your patio! :D But how on earth can you leave them standing in saucers full of water? Long term, it can lead to suffocation of fine feeder roots, causing severe root damage.


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pomelo and Lemon Meyer
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:59:36 AM »
It's probably a Chandler pummelo or to be botanically more accurate Citrus maxima 'Chandler'. Peel and flesh color mostly depend on environmental factors such as climate, type of soil etc...


EDIT: Here's a link to the UCR website.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pumelo
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:02:48 PM »
Such a pity this variety isn't available in Europe... :-\

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus limonia "rangpur"
« on: April 22, 2014, 03:36:35 PM »
... I'm going to use it either for juice (maybe mixed with other things), for making something else like marmalade, for a rootstock for grafting other things onto, or as food when civilization collapses (assuming my miracle fruit survives too) ...

Without denying its high ornamental value... I think there has been said enough about its taste. :P The best among these uses is as an exceptionally vigorous rootstock! :D


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citruswall
« on: April 22, 2014, 03:12:04 PM »
I couldn't get rid of the bugs in the tree. And I didn't like the fruits at all. And I needed room for other more interesting citrus trees! ;D

Indeed, chinotto has extremely short internodes which makes a very compact crown. On the other hand, it also makes foliar application of pesticides (or other means) almost impossible to carry out thoroughly, so Marc think twice before your next order (rangpur lime...::)). j/k :D

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citruswall
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:09:55 PM »
Luckily my valencia late is full of flower buds, and I needed this as my interest in citrus had reached a serious depth...

Don't despair, Marc! I believe every grower has his ups and downs.
Besides, you've got plenty of citrus which can always make up for the other, not so in the mood, ones. ;D

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chas's Citrus Collection
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:30:29 AM »
You don't need to wait too much!  ;D I'm coming soon with 5 varieties in bloom!  :P  If you agree we should have some satsuma budwood exchange? ;)

Sure, Chas, it would be great! Beside Kawano wase, which is actually the only satsuma I can take budwood from, I also have a couple of last-summer grafts from each of these C. unshiu varieties: Zorica rana, Okitsu and Saigon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chas's Citrus Collection
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:39:16 AM »
Looking forward to seeing your early satsumas... :D My Kawano wase is now getting ready for take off.


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citruswall
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:30:35 AM »
Great pics Grad. Now that's a huge difference. Obviously they love your new environment, just like you do... ;D
My mandared is now doing great. It had some diebacks, but it's recovering nicely... A lot of new flushes are coming up, but no flowers.
Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait it out until next year. :P


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Easter Sunday
« on: April 20, 2014, 04:38:32 PM »
May you all have a peaceful and blessed Easter! :D


Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citruswall
« on: April 20, 2014, 04:35:37 PM »
Looks like some of your plants may have suffered a  transplant shock more than the rest... Other than that, I can't imagine your front yard in a few months. It might become a bit overcrowded once they really start growing... :P Until then, you're enjoying a Citrus paradise only a few of us can afford inground! 8)


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