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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Multi-Grafted Citrus tree fruiting
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:42:29 PM »
Very nice tree.  Shows what one person can do.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP Budwood Price Hike
« on: January 16, 2022, 01:24:57 PM »
For the price of a budwood stick you  can forget going through all the grating procedures, instead just purchase a grafted tree.

To late to influence the bloom. The next urea spray which is designed to increase fruit size is between July 1 and July 20.

Could be low biuret, but if the product label does not list the biuret content there is no way of knowing.    If you can't find any I could send you a 5-lb. jar of low biuret urea (0.5% biuret).

I could not find white grapefruit of any kind for sale, let alone March.  Therefore, I purchased a White Marsh seedless grapefruit tree and grew it in the ground.  Now I have many each year.

It is labeled Diammonium Phosphate.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: cold test on seedling New Zealand lemonade
« on: January 06, 2022, 06:04:04 PM »
Poncirusguy, I will be looking for your results

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Low Biuret Urea
« on: January 06, 2022, 05:58:54 PM »
I purchased .low biuret urea (0.5% biuret) from Custom Hydro Nutrients.

Their product is a fine water soluble perils.  Dissolve 200 grams per gallon of water add a teaspoon of surfactant and your ready to spray.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: January 04, 2022, 02:41:52 PM »
I picked two Valentine Pummelos yesterday.  They were almost fully yellow skinned, however the pulp was lightly red and still grainy   I am going to wait unil February as SC400 wrote above.   

Many mandarin varieties and satsumas, can be ready to eat, or nearly ready to eat while still not fully yellow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: January 03, 2022, 12:17:30 PM »
Evidently  the Valentine pummelo was not fully mature, as the Valentine in the picture has not colored up to a deep purplish red.

Kinky, the best of luck to your plan.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pathogen ID?
« on: January 01, 2022, 05:46:13 PM »
Vlad is correct.  It does certainly look like spider mites.  You can eliminate the mites with a horticultural oil spray, or neem oil spray, or even with a VERY thorough water spray.  If you use water I would recommend three water sprays to be sure that you got them all.  You should be able to see the spider mites with a magnifying lens. 

As long as your friend does not live in a quarantine area, it should be fine to ship you bud wood.

Citrus General Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2021, 01:32:53 PM »
Jesus is born this day  -  Merry Christmas

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: December 23, 2021, 05:10:02 PM »
The Turface MVP:Peat mix (50:50 mix) that caused me to start this post last September, is now 3 months old.  So far it looks and acts  exactly like it did on day one.  When testing the 50:50 determining when to water I still use my finger, and stick it into the medium its full length.

One Note: Miracle Grow Garden Soil is not the same throughout the country.  Here in Colorado and in Laaz's area it is a good draining medium.  In other parts of the country it is made from different ingredients and thus different characteristics.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sanbokan - Anyone else growing it ?
« on: December 23, 2021, 01:24:04 PM »
 I used to have a Sanbokan tree.  However, the fruit on my tree had a bumpy rind.   I no longer have the Sanbokan, I replaced it with a variety that I preferred better.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sumo Citrus
« on: December 23, 2021, 01:11:41 PM »
The fruit on my Ponkan tree (a parent of Sumo) has much more of a neck than SC400's fruit shown above.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sumo Citrus
« on: December 21, 2021, 08:33:03 PM »
Some of the neck on the Sumo comes from one it parent the Ponkan mandarin.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sumo Citrus
« on: December 20, 2021, 05:02:49 PM »
My Sumos are just stating to show some yellow they are still about 90% green.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Urea Spray
« on: December 20, 2021, 01:14:48 PM »
I finally got my trees sprayed with low biuret urea yesterday.  Further, all this winter I have set my greenhouse nighttime temperature down to a low of 40F.  Low temperatures, called cold hours, greatly aid in producing a strong bloom.  The sate of Florida keeps track of the amount of cold hours, and advises Florida's citrus growers weekly on their accumulation, which helps the growers to estimate the strength of the bloom and thus the size of the crop to be expected.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Good citrus books?
« on: December 18, 2021, 02:25:30 PM »
I have most of the books shown on W above post.  I also have 3 of the for volumes of The Citrus Industry by Weber & Batchelor.  The book, Biology of Citrus by Roy Spiegel and Goldschmed is absolutely outstanding. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Urea Spray
« on: December 17, 2021, 01:49:17 PM »
CarolinaZone, you brought up a good point.  The low biuret urea spray is for warm zones and for areas where the tree is sheltered in a warm area during the winter, such as a greenhouse, or home. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Urea Spray
« on: December 16, 2021, 06:06:19 PM »
Nutrients when used as a foliar spray can only be absorbed into the leaf when they are in the liquid state.  After the nutrient dries on the leaf surface, it is no longer available.  Urea is extremely hydroscopic and will resolubilize on the leaf surface each time the humidity again rises. This is why Urea provides more nitrogen  through foliar spray then other forms of N. University of California at Riverside only recommends Urea foliar spray for a better flower bloom.

Citrus General Discussion / Urea Spray
« on: December 14, 2021, 06:26:06 PM »
Tomorrow is December 15, which is two and a half months before citrus flowering.  Therefore, tomorrow is the day to spay the foliage with the first urea spray to induce a better bloom, thus a better crop.  I did not spray last year and the crop was less than usual. 

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