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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.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sunrise lime
« on: May 07, 2024, 12:17:22 PM »
I have eaten sun Rise lime.  I did not like the taste, it was awful.  Not worth growing in my estimation.

Also Caracara & Xie shan

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Ripe in SoCal
« on: May 06, 2024, 11:12:07 AM »
In Colorado, Dekopon (Sumo), Ponkan, Caracara, Marsh white Seedless Grapefruit, and Red grapefruit, all mature and eaten already.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Valencia is stressing
« on: April 27, 2024, 02:37:35 PM »
Citrus  like fertilizers higher in nitrogen and potassium, and low in phosphorous.  Like jacks 25-5-15 plus micros.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: I have the problem.
« on: April 25, 2024, 12:19:09 PM »
Bearss limes themselves produce a lot of tannins.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: The "cool tolerance" of key limes
« on: April 24, 2024, 05:42:09 PM »
Generally at temperatures bellow 50F Key Limes don't grow well.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Switching from juvenile to adult
« on: April 20, 2024, 02:33:49 PM »
I have a Sour Orange citrus grown from seed that first fruited at 6 years old and approximately 6 feet of height.

I noticed that I made a typing mistake in my last post.   I have changed it to correctly read C35 is STRONGLY incompatible with Eureka lemon.

C-35 is STRONGLY incompatible with Eureka Lemon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: My rootstock transplant.
« on: April 10, 2024, 04:00:58 PM »
poncirus GUY your getting to   become quite a advanced grafter

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this root rot on my lemon tree ?
« on: April 07, 2024, 01:34:04 PM »
At the bottom of every container is what is called  perched water table.  This will occur even in containers with no bottom.  This is where water remains even after completely draining. Your trees roots above the perched water table look fine.  50 percent peat an 50 percent coco bark is not a very good medium.    A 5-1-1 would be a much ;better soil blend.

No HLB in Boston.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing oranges in FL
« on: April 05, 2024, 05:11:27 PM »
I would think growing pine trees in-between citrus rows would:  1.  gobble up a lot of the moisture from the citrus, 2. block out much of the light. 3. Rob a lot of the fertilizer from the citrus.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing oranges in FL
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:25:40 PM »
Calusa, I'm sorry to think what will happen to your trees after you remove the net.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:16:40 PM »
A  pH of about 7.8 is the highest pH level that a Carrizo rootstock will grow.  Above that pH don't even try.

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