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A pH of 5.5 is ideal for citrus.  I would not change it.

The first 3 photos show an iron deficiency. The symptoms of an iron deficiency in citrus are leaves with dark green veins on otherwise a yellowish leaf.  The deficiency is caused by a lack of the mineral iron, or also the plant growing in a high pH medium.  Picture #4 shows a manganese deficiency.  Manganese deficiencies are rather common on newer growth, and the plant should correct the situation on it own. The last picture I am not sure what the problem is.  Did you recently spray the plant with something?

The majority of people in this nation, prefer citrus with a sweet/tart flavor. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: seedling Fukushu kumquat tree
« on: August 18, 2022, 04:25:15 PM »
Good luck.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Donaldson Orange - New Hope for HLB?
« on: August 18, 2022, 04:00:30 PM »
The Donaldson tree has HLB, but shows an amazing tolerance to the disease.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Washington navel wont flower
« on: August 15, 2022, 11:01:15 AM »
Relatively low temperatures (night 50F to 65F) promote citrus flowering.  Increasing the chilling temperatures from 2 to 8 weeks increases both the number of floral shoots and flowers per shoot. In semitropical and tropical citrus growing areas, winter water deficit stress is imposed on citrus trees of all cultivars to compensate for inadequate exposure to low temperature during mild winters.  Winter water stress to induce flowering is commonly practiced  by Florida growers and other warms growing locations to promote flowering.

1rainman. you say mandarins and satsumas, which are the types of citrus Georgia citrus growers grow, are junk types????

Poncirusguy, nice looking container tree.  Well balanced.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: helpme to ID please
« on: August 06, 2022, 03:54:34 PM »
It is difficult to know from a picture, but I also thought it could well be a Rangpur lime.

Galatians 522,   thanks for the article on the history of Parson Brown and his oranges.  Anyone even slightly interested in the citrus industry has heard of the Parson.  Enjoyable reading.  Thanks again.

1Rainman,  Type in "do oranges grow true from seed"  and see what Google tells you.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to cut mandarin tree
« on: August 04, 2022, 09:08:45 PM »
Once again most all oranges produce TRUE from seed.

Planting sweet orange seeds do  not grow sour orange trees.  Most all sweet orange varieties grow true from seed.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to cut mandarin tree
« on: August 04, 2022, 12:24:50 PM »
 In the case of citrus, not all but most citrus seeds do grow true to their parent.

 True from seed:  Almost all sweet oranges, true grapefruit, lemons, pure mandarins (other than King & clementine), most tangelos, hybrid tangerines and Tangors (except Temple).  Most pummelo do not grow true from seed. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to cut mandarin tree
« on: August 03, 2022, 03:58:07 PM »
Yes, but if the apical bud is not removed the tree will grow higher and spindly.  Most all commercial nurseries cut their trees to 2.5 ft.  I seen a picture of a seedling citrus tree on another forum, that was about 6 or 7 feet tall with no  side branching at all.  That picture shows the power of apical dominance.  The tree was held up by a long stick.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to cut mandarin tree
« on: August 03, 2022, 12:57:40 PM »
Your tree is showing a strong apical bud dominance.   The apical bud is where new plant growth and elongation occur. But thatís not all the apical bud does. The apical bud produces a plant hormone, auxin, that flows through the plantís vascular system (phloem) down the stem, and inhibits the elongation of axillary buds which would otherwise produce new side shoots from the plant cells.
  I would cut off the top 25 percent of the top of the  tree, which will cause your tree to produce side ranching.

Find a fertilize that contains all three major ingredients N, P and K plus race elements. 

Yes, But for soil application through the roots you would be better off using a ammonium nitrate formula.

There is a common situation called June Drop.  June Drop occurs both in the months of June and July.  Most all trees suffer from it.   My inground Cara Cara experienced June Drop last week, dropping some golf ball sized fruit.  You can find a lot about June Drop  with a computer search.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: July 29, 2022, 12:16:52 PM »
I don't think your trees symptoms come from the LED lighting.  The leaves are showing the typical sign of an iron deficiency. The leaf symptoms for iron deficiency are:  New leaves with green veins on otherwise yellowish leaves. An iron deficiency is often caused by high pH rather than a shortage of minerals.

For a tree without fruit, the urea spray  would just be a general nitrogen source.

Was the fruit load heaver last year than this year?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Edible lemon rind
« on: July 21, 2022, 05:04:56 PM »

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Shortest Growing Season Citrus
« on: July 19, 2022, 04:07:13 PM »
I have not grown Early Saint Ann, but i have grown Xie Shan for7 or 8 years in zone 5 greenhouse, and it is ready in September.  I would also add, that at several of the Southeast Citrus Expo citrus best taste testing contests that I attended Xie Shan was the winning variety both times.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Shortest Growing Season Citrus
« on: July 19, 2022, 12:26:06 PM »
If you want to actually grow a good (excellent) tasting early maturing citrus, then grow Xie Shan.  It is ready to harvest in September.

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