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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hard winter
« on: June 12, 2024, 06:31:49 PM »
Walt, your post is quite interesting.  I learned more information concerning PT.   I wish you the best.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Early bloom?
« on: June 12, 2024, 06:21:38 PM »
The normal length of time for a Naval orange to flower is 7 to 10 years from planting the seed.  On rare occasions an early bloom will appear, then followed by a long period of no blooms.   Almost always an early bloom on a seedling will not produce a fruit that last for an extended period.   What is written is the normal, but time will tell with your seedling tree. It will be interesting for this board if you will post from time to time your tree's developments.  Welcome to the forum, we are glad to have you as a member.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What ails this citrus tree?
« on: June 10, 2024, 10:28:04 AM »
In a couple weeks please post the results of how your tree is doing.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What ails this citrus tree?
« on: June 09, 2024, 01:38:36 PM »
I also think the tree is greatly under nourished   You are not giving the tree the nutrient level it enquires. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What ails this citrus tree?
« on: June 08, 2024, 12:13:41 PM »
To me it looks like HLB

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Where to buy citrus online (EUROPE)
« on: June 07, 2024, 04:29:15 PM »
Peep, great list of citrus suppliers.  Thank you for your listings.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus blight?
« on: June 07, 2024, 10:41:29 AM »
It just looks like thrip damage.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this citrus blight?
« on: June 06, 2024, 04:52:08 PM »
Looks like thrip damage. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: USPS moneysaver(has anyone used it?)
« on: June 05, 2024, 12:00:12 PM »
Does NY stand for New York?  I would buy NOTHING from New York

Great answer Galatians 522  Your right on.

How much fruit depends on the size of the tree.  My most productive is Cara Cara and it is also the largest tree (13 ft. H and 13 ft. wide). For my smaller size trees, the most productive would be Ponkan.  Ponkan fruit have a lot of juice, are quite  sweet and VERY easy to peel, but contain 3 or 4 seeds.  Still Ponkan is my second favorite fruit.

You can probably get one on Flying Dragon from Madison citrus Nursery

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sunburn or something else?
« on: June 02, 2024, 04:49:27 PM »
Has nothing to do with fertilizer, especially at the rate of one teaspoon per gallon.  As far as the comments concerning Jacks fertilizer, I think their 25-5-15 is the best fertilizer on the market for citrus.  Looking at Desertcitrus tree it looks like sun damage.

The best method of maintaining the height of a citrus tree, is to purchase one grafted upon Flying Dragon.

You can surly do as you wish, but I think the roots of a citrus tree will be of no danger to the foundation.

I think growing a grove of Prague would be a total waste of time and effort if your intention is marketing the fruit to the public..  If your intention is for your pleasure have at it.


95% of all my citrus trees are growing  in the ground.  They are between 12 to 20 years old, and bloom and fruit every year. Most all of them are grafted upon Flying Dragon, with a few on C35.  They are 8 to 11 feet in height., and 12 to 15 feet wide.  Over all the years I have never tested for sugar content.  Actually I have never purchased the instrument to do the testing. I water them every Monday, and fertilize them every other watering.  I use rain water that I collect of my barns (about 60 x  55-galloon drums). I fill the drums 1/3 with hose water and 2/3 with rain water off the barns.  I have red grapefruit, white grapefruit, mandarins,  two types of satsumas, and a Valentine pummelo and couple of grapefruit crosses and a lemon. I also grow pineapples and strawberries. and tomatoes.

Dr. Malcolm Manners, a professor of citrus culture, once wrote that the best tasting grapefruit he ever ate was from a 25 year old tree growing on the grounds of Florida Southern University.

SC400 your Ponkan fruit are much more puffy looking then my  Ponkan fruit

I have an in ground Ponkan tree.    The fruit is excellent and very easy to peel.   The fruit contains 4+- seeds.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valencia is stressing
« on: May 13, 2024, 10:55:07 AM »
The tree also looks to need more water that it is presently getting.

I think Illiya11 is correct. Spay the tree with a horticultural oils  or neem spray

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Mysterious Kaffir Lime Leaf Problem
« on: May 13, 2024, 10:43:17 AM »
That is exactly what I thought. - mites or thrips

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Regarding citrus rootstocks.
« on: May 11, 2024, 01:49:37 PM »
Adrian57 welcome to the forum.  Glad you became a member.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Young lemon tree pruning
« on: May 08, 2024, 12:15:43 PM »
Cut off the top couple inches of the tree which will remove the apical dominate bud. The apical bud is controlling the lower  buds keeping them from branching. After the apical bud (top bud) is removed the tree should begin growing side branches in a week or two.

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