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Cold Hardy Citrus / Viability of seeds from frozen fruit
« on: January 15, 2023, 05:34:04 PM »
All the fruit on my Seville froze in December. Is it possible that the seeds inside the ruined fruit could be viable ?  The fruit was not fully ripe, still green when frozen to death.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Fall harvest sour orange ?
« on: January 02, 2023, 09:12:13 PM »
Is there a sour orange / citrus aurantium that will have mature fruit for fall harvest? My Seville fruits from last year never fully colored up even into the next summer, and this yearís crop was lost still fully green with last weekís severe prolonged freeze. Bad variety for me.

Citrus General Discussion / My first Santa Teresa lemon fruit
« on: October 24, 2022, 08:11:14 PM »
I cut open my first Santa Teresa fruit today. It was very good. Put some juice in my tea. Maybe one day Iíll have enough for lemon curd or a pie.

Cold Hardy Citrus / My Ichang lemon pics 10/24/22
« on: October 24, 2022, 07:53:54 PM »
Ichang lemon on flying dragon.

Cold Hardy Citrus / My oddly shaped poncirus fruit
« on: October 24, 2022, 07:50:37 PM »
I picked up this weird poncirus and two small flying dragon fruit today, and a big bucket of regular shaped poncirus.

Cold Hardy Citrus / My first poncirus fruit to drop this year
« on: October 08, 2022, 07:27:29 AM »

Why would my 5 ft tall Seville sour orange tree have fruit that wonít ripen after a year and a half? Grew great last year and blooming great this spring.

Citrus General Discussion / Pollen collection and storage
« on: April 18, 2022, 10:08:16 AM »
Iím collecting pollen from poncirus and put it in a paper envelope. I need it to pollinate an orange tree with flowers with white unopened buds that may open in a few days. Iíve read about drying out pollen and then freezing it to use months later. Can my pollen stay viable in an envelope for a week or two without having to freeze it? How do I know when to strip petals off of unopened blossoms to access a mature pistil?

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Native crabapple as rootstock
« on: November 15, 2021, 09:11:51 AM »
Does anyone know if native crabapple such as malas coronaria or angustifolia can make good rootstocks for modern apple cultivars such as McIntosh or red delicious? Iím good with cleft graft citrus but havenít tried apples yet.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Citramot?
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:39:54 PM »
I was just researching bergamot and noticed that according to the ucr citrus variety collection site that it is mostly monoembryonic. I think that means if it makes seeds they should be single and from sexual reproduction and therefore seedlings should not be true to type, rather be hybrids. I canít find reference to a poncirus and bergamot hybrid, that I presume could be called a ďcitramot.Ē  My bergamot tree has bloomed repeatedly this year, so I am tempted to try pollination with PT next spring and see what happens. I look forward to everyoneís comments.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Meiwa seedlings are slow growing
« on: July 29, 2021, 09:28:38 PM »
Iíve had no trouble getting citrus seeds to grow rapidly into trees until I planted Meiwa last spring of 2020. They get to about 6 to 8 inches tall and stop. Iíve switched from my traditional miracle grow potting mix that everything else has thrived in, to the 50:50 Turface/miracle grow garden soil mix that Laaz recommends. Iíve seen a little more growth since the switch but still not as much as with my citranges. Also, my Meiwa cuttings from last year have failed or underperformed in comparison to my other varieties cuttings. Also, my meiwa graft onto PT is having trouble pushing growth compared to everything else. I read in several places that Meiwa doesnít do well on its own roots; whatís the deal with finicky Miss Meiwa?

Has anyone else used a thick mat/pile of poncirus branches as a barricade around other fruit trees to fend off squirrels? I know it will keep larger vermin away, but squirrels are wiley critters. I lost all my Bartlett pears to squirrels this past week and now they are hitting my keiffer pear tree. I put a thick pile of poncirus and native hawthorn branches around the pear tree from trunk out about five feet from the drip line. I thought about investing in those cat away mats on Amazon but that would be some pricey square footage. And no, trapping or shooting the squirrels isnít an option in my No-hunting-allowed deep woods gated neighborhood.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Grafting poncirus and flying dragon
« on: July 26, 2021, 09:54:10 PM »
I know plenty will think Iím nuts for asking, but here goes: Iím considering grafting mature poncirus and flying dragon wood onto poncirus or flying dragon rootstock to get small potted specimens that will bloom and fruit when still small. These will be easier to sell than one year old seedlings. Iím assuming grafting PT on FD would work and have a dwarfing affect like any other citrus on FD. But, what would happen if I put FD on PT rootstock? Would the FD scion have a benching effect and die off or what? 

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Ichang papeda seedlings for sale
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:30:05 AM »
I have two Ichang papeda seedlings for sale in five-gallon pots. They are about four years old from seed. Asking $20 each. These are the size of large bushy shrubs, so they are best picked up here in person rather than shipped. Iím located in Western NC. Message me for details on pick up.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Citrus blossoms
« on: April 30, 2021, 07:54:14 PM »
I have uncovered my citrus for spring and the blossoms are popping!
Meiwa, Owari, Rio Red Grapefruit, Croxton, Kimbrough.

Cold Hardy Citrus / ďWinter is Coming!Ē
« on: November 01, 2020, 05:40:15 PM »
Winter is coming to the Blue Ridge mountains and as usual, l am supposed to have my first freeze tonight, 11/1/2020. Halloween is my deadline to get ready here. Supposed to drop to 27 degrees F and stay below freezing up to five hours tonight into tomorrow morning. I know my cold hardy trees can withstand 27 degrees but I want some tender growth to harden off more and of course I donít want my fruit to freeze ( Meiwa, satsumas, grapefruit). Yes, when itís above freezing tomorrow morning I will uncover my pvc huts and open greenhouse doors. I have 15 covered trees now. I gotta stop planting citrus!

Citrus General Discussion / Moving potted plants
« on: October 21, 2020, 06:55:41 PM »
Has anyone tried using the Worx Aerocart for moving potted plants up stairs onto a porch? Iím contemplating getting one but videos only show folks moving plants across level ground. I want something that will move large potted citrus up a few steps to the porch.

Citrus General Discussion / Orange goop hand cleaner
« on: October 18, 2020, 07:59:07 AM »
I noticed that Orange Goop hand cleaner washes poncirus sticky resin off hands and kitchen utensils easily.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Big poncirus fruit
« on: October 06, 2020, 06:37:08 PM »
Bumper crop of poncirus this year. Hereís a big one!

Citrus General Discussion / Name that rootstock!
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:18:17 PM »
Whatís this rootstock that Four Winds put my St Teresa lemon on?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Too cold for newly grafted citrus outside?
« on: September 26, 2020, 06:58:46 AM »
I have some Newley grafted citranges on trifoliata, potted outside on porch. Some have not pushed new growth yet but scions still alive. Itís lows in 40ís and 50ís F here now with highs in 60íís to 70 degrees. Supposed to be highs in 50ís and lows in upper 30ís next week. Since citrus stops growing in 50ís should I bring these trees inside now and hope they will keep growing? I planned to bring them in over winter anyway but I usually donít get my first freeze until Halloween. I donít want to loose viability of scion if the trifoliata rootstock goes dormant. Please advise.

Citrus General Discussion / Cleft graft growth on air layered poncirus
« on: September 19, 2020, 08:27:35 PM »
I just planted my three citradia cleft crafted on air layered poncirus branches. Each scion has been on the poncirus tree for months now and one of them has pushed new growth and other two Scions havenít but are still alive. All three made roots. I used the little plastic air layer balls weíve all seen online and used the coconut coir medium for air layering. Now I just hope the roots grow in the pots and scions grow.

Citrus General Discussion / Whatís melting my Santa Teresa leaves?
« on: August 17, 2020, 09:57:12 AM »
Whatís this problem? Root rot? Itís rained every day here since spring. Only fertilizing with osmacote.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Squirrel repellent?
« on: July 19, 2020, 02:03:45 PM »
Squirrel are taking my unripe pears and peaches again. What herbal/natural Concoction can I spray on the fruit to deter the vermin? Peppermint essential oil solution maybe? News flash! Plastic owls donít scare anything! The squirrels skip happily under the electric fence too; itís just to keep bears and deer out.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Glechoma hederacea killing apple trees?
« on: July 18, 2020, 10:34:11 PM »
I have a thick Creeping Charlie (glechoma) infestation in my apple orchard and I think itís alleopathy is killing my trees. Does anyone know if this weed can poison apples like black walnut does?

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