Author Topic: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.  (Read 799 times)

edweather

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After the late December 5 day cold snap, temperatures have been above normal. Four out of five of our trees are showing significant new growth. Only the satsuma is lagging, but it's late anyway. The Hamlin has even blossomed. Only hoping we can get through the next 5 weeks without a hard freeze. Not likely though. Winter rarely ends peacefully.

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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2023, 04:40:29 PM »
What varieties are those waking up already please?

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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2023, 09:52:10 PM »
Hamlin orange, Cara Cara orange, and Ruby Red grapefruit.  Honey bell is lagging,  and satsuma is still asleep.

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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2023, 03:18:28 PM »
What varieties are those waking up already please?

I planted a Tango and a Sugar Belle 2 weeks ago (4-inch nursery pots) and they are both sprouting new growth (the Sugar Belle began this a few days after I received it in the mail and the top has tripled in size). The Tango actually has a couple of blooms as of a couple of days ago. I'm impressed!

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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2023, 06:07:33 PM »
Most of my citrus are blooming right now. Those that are blooming include: Persian, finger, kaffir, and key lime, Harvey, Sanbocan, pink eureka, ponderosa, Lisbon lemons, cara cara and succari oranges, Buddhas hand, page, owari, kimbrough mandarins

My blood orange and red lime are about the only thing not flowering.

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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2023, 07:29:20 PM »
That's pretty impressive for SC.  Everything, except satsuma, will be in full bloom this week with temps in the mid 80s, and full sun. Going into full fertilization mode.
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Re: Warm January and early February has pushed a lot of new growth.
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2023, 07:52:54 PM »
I think since they get the Christmas lights and frost blankets for 38 and below they are always happy during the winter. I won’t get much growth in the winter but they do get blooms starting in Jan
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