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Cold Hardy Citrus / taking down the greenhouse
« on: Today at 12:27:39 AM »
Removed greenhouse from seed grown Fukushu  and Meiwa kumquat trees.







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When testing a switch for deep to shallow pots.  What kind of switch do you use.  I have a knob and tube 4 way switch  Is that overkill or is it better.  The switch I have was discontinued about 75 years ago when things were built great.




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Thank you.  I looked them up and decided they are not a threat to my tree.

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Can anyone tell me what these things are around my kumquat tree hole.  They were not here last night.  I check my citrus 2 times a day.
https://youtu.be/IxAbGtaTGnk

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 19, 2022, 10:24:20 AM »
Grass also poisons the soil to defend its space and is not good for a small citrus tree.  Citrus tree with grass growing up to the trunk are more likely to loose bark to string trimmers than those free of grass or weeds.  The grass also uses up the oxygen the tree needs.  LOSE THE GRASS!  Pappers?  I didn't keep records but just absorbed the information.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 17, 2022, 11:14:30 AM »
My reason is for potted citrus trees.  It seems that 5-1-1 is pushed as the best but I found that top soil from my gared mix 50% with compost from my compost pile worked really well.  In the winter I could go 2-3 months without watering but I used a vacuum cleaner to pull fresh air through the roots daily when the soil was just watered ans soaking wet and as the water was used by the tree I vacuumed it less often until I submerged my tree in a laundry tub till soaked.  It was when my trees started hitting 30 gallon pots that I went to 3-2-1.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Siting Yuzu and Bloomsweet
« on: May 16, 2022, 04:01:25 PM »
I would be inclined to plant them in the open and paint the trunks white.  Citrus need lots of sun to produce fruit.  A reflective wall would hit the trees with reflected light while getting light from head on.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 16, 2022, 03:36:02 PM »
Your trees need at least a 3 foot radius free of grass/weeds.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 09:27:03 PM »
thanks

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Citrus General Discussion / oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 11:06:49 AM »
How much oxygen does my 30 gallon 6 foot tall by 3 foot diameter Fukushu kumquat tree on C35 roots need compared to my pet mouse.  I was arguing that my pet mouse needs much more oxygen than my large Fukushu Kumquat tree.  Are there any charts on how much oxygen tree roots need to thrive.  As breathable as my 5-3-1 soil is it doesn't inhale and exhale as we do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29JVzXazs7g

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: whick rootstock is this?
« on: May 13, 2022, 09:15:52 PM »
I have sur orange and it has much bigger leaves

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: sunburn from led lights?
« on: May 10, 2022, 08:29:43 AM »
Fukushu = Changshou  is correct.  My area is so humid I get  mold on my car body by early spring.  If your tree is grafted to phytophera resistant rootstock it will be no problem.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: sunburn from led lights?
« on: May 07, 2022, 11:35:32 PM »
Meiwa  and nagami are very hard to grow.  Fukushu kumquats grow much better.

According to oscar tintori the Fukushu is unsuited to humid areas because susceptible to phytophera.
So also not good for my region.
I certainly hope not..  My healthiest trees are all Fukushu kumquats

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: sunburn from led lights?
« on: May 06, 2022, 07:15:45 PM »
Meiwa  and nagami are very hard to grow.  Fukushu kumquats grow much better.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Juice concentrate?
« on: May 05, 2022, 04:23:19 PM »
I am growing New Zealand lemonade fruits to get around the diabetic Issues..  Kumquats will work to.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rooftop citrus trees
« on: May 05, 2022, 02:05:25 PM »
Thanks Brian.  The handles make is so easy to transport.  I wish i could get 15 gallon buckets like these 5's.  It took me 5 minutes to get  the 12 gallon  fukushu kumquat/FD up 8 ladder feet.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Juice concentrate?
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:15:52 PM »
Pressure cooker.  A 5 gallon bucket would be crushed long before the required vacuum would be reached.  Atmosphere is 14 psi at 1200 feet elevation.  Your pump will need to bring that down to 1 PSI

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Juice concentrate?
« on: May 05, 2022, 09:38:33 AM »
with a vacuum pump you can boil the mandarin juice at 100F with out damaging the fresh flavor but you will have to freeze the concentrate to save it.



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Your trees look good.  I have been using shorter container to.  Mine are not that short.  They are 55 gallon drums cut in half.  That makes for greater diameter  than depth but not shallow like yours.

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Citrus General Discussion / Rooftop citrus trees
« on: May 01, 2022, 09:29:59 PM »
I have moved my potted citrus trees om top of my roof where they will get light.






















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I have found that bags of XX-XX-XX do not have trace elements

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I transplanted a Fukushu kumquat tree outside from a 30 gallon container.





We dropped to 3F this year and average below 0-F 10nout of 30 years.  Those 10 years often have multiple night below 0-f

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Horticultural Oil For Insect Control
« on: April 24, 2022, 05:32:29 PM »
85F

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Kumquat trees
« on: April 22, 2022, 12:20:46 AM »
Seville sour promotes extra sweetness needed to sweeten the pulp of the Fukushu.  I am going to try Flying dragon for my New Zealand lemonade and valentine pomelo.

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