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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquats seedlings dying
« on: November 23, 2023, 02:10:00 PM »
I go along with David Kipps, that the seedling has the fungi damping off, caused by the fungus rhizoctonia, Pythium or fusarium.  This problem is caused by over wet soil in cool conditions. There is nothing you can do about it now.   To avoid this from happing again, after watering place the container in a sunny window after each watering, so the top surface of the soil quickly dries.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What's wrong with this key lime tree?
« on: November 21, 2023, 12:01:59 PM »
Nothing seems to be all that wrong with your tree.  The crinkling of the tree's leaves was caused by an insect called a thrip.   The damaged leaves are still producing energy to the tree.  This happened when the leave were still very new and young.  To prevent this happing to the next flush of leaves spray them with a good horticultural oil every 3 or 4 days until the firm up to kill the thrips.  Thrips are very tiny and extremely hard to see.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps Out
« on: November 19, 2023, 03:22:46 PM »
I am in Colorado. I was traditionally in zone 5B and am still in 5B.  No global warming in Colorado.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: PT-plusXValentine cross
« on: November 17, 2023, 11:43:50 AM »
Ilya11,  I notice you just push your seeds partially into the soil, with the top half of the seeds still in the air.  I have always buried my seeds  1/2 to 1 inch into he soil.  I further noticed your method of seed germination was very high, and still applied enough moisture to the seeds for a high germination.
Thank you for your post.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help! Meyer Lemon Trees Unhappy
« on: November 16, 2023, 10:31:34 AM »
How long has the tree been growing in that same medium?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chlorosis or something else?
« on: November 03, 2023, 04:39:25 PM »
To me it does not look anything close spider mite damage.  Unfortunately, I think the tree has a bacterial or viral disease

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures of flowering seedlings
« on: October 26, 2023, 12:55:16 PM »
Time to flowering from seed.

Almost all sweet oranges, and grapefruit require 7 -10 years to first flowering.
Calomondin & Key Lime 2 to 3 years
Mandarins 3 to 5 years

I have a Sour Orange that I planted from seed and it took 10 years to flower.  Today it is about 10 feet tall.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures of flowering seedlings
« on: October 25, 2023, 11:37:52 AM »
Zagara from your photos it looks like you actually have 3 separate trees growing in the same container.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemonquat vs. Limequat
« on: October 24, 2023, 04:29:56 PM »
Many professors at UCR have stated that thy believe the "Lemonquat" probably is actually a mandarinquat.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Canola oil for pests experience?
« on: October 22, 2023, 09:03:49 PM »
All the cautions you want to do, is up to you.  It is no ones business, except you.   Horticulture oil is as safe as you get, when you need something to control aphids, thrips, mealybugs, spider mites, white fly  etc.  Horticultural oil sprays is so safe it is even allowed to be used with organic gardening systems.  You will not find anything safer that actually works.  There are many branes of horticultural oils on the market, and Ultra Fine is the best and purest in my opinion.

Oil-based insecticides have come a long way in the last few decades.  Lighter and more versatile than the “dormant oils” of yesteryear, today’s horticultural oils can be used at most times of the year and are effective against a wide variety of insects.  They’re also among the most benign pesticides, decomposing within a few days of application and causing minimal harm to beneficial insects and other untargeted organisms.  Accordingly, many brands of horticultural oils are OMRI LISTED for organic gardening. (From USDA)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat help needed.
« on: October 20, 2023, 04:30:21 PM »
I believe SC4001992 gave the correct answer.  Your tree's fruit will get better and better every year.   The fruit of citrus trees requires age to produce quality fruit 5 years plus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What brand of fertilizer
« on: October 12, 2023, 10:25:57 AM »
I also use Jacks  HPF  25-5-15 . I have used it for 15 years, works great.

I use Jack's 25-5-15 with trace minerals.  It is a great fertilizer for citrus, but that does not mean that other formulations are bad. Foliage Pro would also be a good formulation.  20-10-20 with trace minerals could also be a good citrus fertilizer for citrus. Look for fertilizers with higher levels of nitrogen and potassium and a lower level pf prosperous with trace minerals.

Sadly if you live in Florida your trees will certainly die from HLB, NO MATTER what chemical you use.  The only thing that has been found to work is covering the tree with the screening that the people use when growing under cups.

NPK & Mg inside a greenhouse are mostly controlled  by the fertilizer program that is used.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: second bloom on Gold Nugget mandarin
« on: September 28, 2023, 06:57:40 PM »
The bloom on your is called an off season bloom.  Often is caused by some type of earlier stress to the tree or by late  pruning

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Earliest ripening citrus
« on: September 27, 2023, 04:13:40 PM »
The warmer the area the tree is growing in the later the fruit will turn yellow color.  Many mandarin's and satsumas are actually mature before the fruit colors up.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Can these be identified by pictures?
« on: September 25, 2023, 11:03:07 AM »
Most definitely Nagami.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Earliest ripening citrus
« on: September 24, 2023, 01:24:05 PM »
I agree with vnomonee suggestion of Xie Shan.  Xie Shan is early maturing October.  Excellent tasting.  Was first place winner in the Southeastern citrus growers best tasting contest.

Boris, where do you get that Kumquats have problems when growing of their own roots?

Sorry HumongousChungus  I did not see that you  are located in Texas.

I use 25-5-15 by Jacks Professional Company.  This formula provides the 5-1-3 fertilizer required by citrus..

Madison Nursery has Sanguinelili  trees for sale $36.00

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picking my first Xie Shans
« on: September 14, 2023, 05:21:09 PM »
My Shiranui /Dekopon are still green, and have not started to turn color...

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picking my first Xie Shans
« on: September 13, 2023, 06:34:33 PM »
Absolutely the fruits of any citrus variety become better with the age of the tree. Each year the fruit will improve.  Generally a 5 year old tree produces high quality fruit.  I remember Dr. Malcolm Manners writing on the old forum, the very best fruit he ever ate was from a 25 year old grapefruit tree growing on the grounds of Florida Southern University. 

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