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Well, they grew really fast, so I guess Ill move them up soon maybe this time next year. They have only been in those for about 1.5 years, planted directly from the narrow tree nursery style pots they came in.

Thanks Millet! ;D  :o

Its always fun to try new varieties.

Millet, you made a wise choice. Ive grown many different types of citrus, probably not as many as you have but, the dekopan is the most impressive citrus I have grown. They are extremely prolific, obviously the fruit is top shelf, they grow fast and are a really nice tree visually. They are not overly or especially sensitive to bugs or micro deficiencies, no cold type defoliation, nothing. One thing though - since the fruit is so heavy you may have to support it. The one on the left has no support the right one dose. These are 2-3 year old trees between 15 and 20 fruits each. I have 4 of them, here are the two that I cut back as soon as i got them to be more of a bush form. thee other 2 are not easily moved. all 4 are from Harris citrus FL. couldn't be happier with the dekopan

Citrus General Discussion / Re: calomondins are underrated
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:39:07 AM »
I think its also the fact that there better options out there.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Picked 1st Dekopon Fruit
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:19:39 AM »
Millet, Your dekopan was probably not mature? They mature around Feb-March. I have some that are starting to yellow and tasted one and notice the same you describe. They have a while to go still.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Deer
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:38:44 AM »
I need to move to a more rural area...

No you don't! They are insane here. I am in a somewhat rural area and you cant shoot them out of season. by in-season time they are gone. A strong fence is the only way.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: SorryI have not beeen on lately
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:54:08 PM »
WOW. Glad to hear you are on the upswing. Have a co worker that was battling gout, You ca do it! You have been a mentor - we need you around here*, hang in there and rest up.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Chas's Citrus Collection
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:14:19 AM »
Very very nice looking trees! thanks for sharing.

I wonder if as the wood breaks down somewhat, the cedar oils have a negative effect on the roots?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Nippon Orangequat
« on: July 14, 2014, 01:19:42 PM »
I agree with Dave, either you love it or hate it. To me the peel has some bitterness to it. Ive found they are the best to cook with. candied, they cannot be matched. the peel takes on a somewhat sweet melting texture and the juice remains a little tart. Another thing about nippon is the tree is very ornamental.

A great read. Thanks for posting

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted: Gold Nugget Mandarin
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:22:47 AM »
My opinion on GN has changed over time/tasting a them over the years. They are a really good fruit. Initially, I though of them as somewhat flat with only sweetness as the flavor, But I don't think that true, they have a really nice sweet mild flavor with some floral notes. Seedless, very easy to peel, very oily skin and later season than normal adds to the appeal. Good choice Millet, Since I don't have one, I may follow your lead and purchase one.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:21:52 PM »
Thanks Grad, interesting article!

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:44:17 PM »
Brian,  The Idea is it helps deliver elevated levels of oxygen to the root zone.

Like Grad, I read about and decided to use it. I don't know if you are going to see any dramatic results. but my trees are pretty happy most of the time

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:05:01 AM »
Hoosier, thanks for your opinion. I believe organic culture or non is simply a choice one should make on their own. I think both sides are widely understood and please lets not restart any arguments. If its for you then give it a try, if not that's fine too.

One thing I will correct you on is, yes indeed H2O2 will burn you at the higher concentrations available as mentioned in the post.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide
« on: April 29, 2014, 05:24:01 PM »
Ive been using H2O2 for quite a long time. I cant say Ive been super consistent(ie every watering) ::) but i do use it. Thank you Dave 8)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:22:09 PM »
I bet you stayed busy stoking the fire this year. I have a similar setup (15x30) but heat with a combination of electric and propane. I would like to see some pictures of your setup sometime.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Cold Hardy Citrus
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:17:37 PM »
Thats a shame John about the Changsha and Ichang. Will you be restarting them?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus...Mulch or NO Mulch?
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:14:18 PM »
The worms are also supplying your trees with a great free source of N.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus...Mulch or NO Mulch?
« on: April 28, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
I have a number of citrus in pots, I mulch all of them with pine bark primarily for water retention. Only issue is at glandular fertilizer time it all has to be removed then reapplied.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valentine Pumelo
« on: April 22, 2014, 03:28:11 PM »
As an owner of the Valentine variety, What Millet & Hoosier say is correct for me too, not mature by valentines day. I found it to be watery and lacking flavor but by about April they are delicious and very dark red, Very seedy, which is a bit of a drawback but because they are all in the center around the core and there is sooo much fruit volume, not that big of a deal. I am growing it in a greenhouse. A very vigorous & beautiful tree by the way!

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted: Gold Nugget Mandarin
« on: April 15, 2014, 05:02:20 PM »
I think Logees and Four winds sells them.

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