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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 30, 2022, 09:11:11 AM »
I am interested as well.

They're just starting to orange up, so shouldn't be too long now.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Carubarro Italian Lemon cuttings
« on: September 24, 2022, 01:02:34 PM »
https://vivainannini.com/en/carrubaro-lemon/

Some info on it.

I donít know of anywhere you can purchase these in the states. ďIt originates from southern Italy, Sicily, derived from a mutation of a classic ďFemminello LemonĒ.Ē

Asking $15/good scion with 6+ great buds plus shipping. 3 sticks available.

Will trade for other interesting varieties as well.





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Lots of cuttings now available. Same prices as above. Message me for details! Rooted cuttings are all sold out, but will have a good amount available for spring.




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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 22, 2022, 11:16:31 PM »
Yes, I;m interested again.  Walt.

Sounds good Walt, got you on the list for some. Iím also doing some rooted cuttings and grafting of these onto FD.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Kinzu/Hong Kong/Fortunella hindsii seeds
« on: September 21, 2022, 08:57:55 PM »




Almost that time of year again. Let me know if anyone is interested in some. Same pricing as last year.

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Glad to see you got some success! I almost have a good number of rooted cuttings available here soon.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Grafted Rosso Blood Lemon for trade
« on: September 20, 2022, 03:28:42 PM »
I have 1 decently sized grafted rare Rosso Blood on US942 stock. About 7 month old graft. Very vigorous! Asking to trade for something interesting!





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I too have been searching for years without luck, but soon Iím sure something may turn up lol

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 26, 2022, 01:23:48 PM »
My variegated lemon did the EXACT same thing. However, it was a clipping and not a graft. I'm not sure if the variegation causes more weakness and susceptibility to crown rot, etc. I tried treatments using organicide plant doctor and phyton 35 a couple of weeks apart. Anyway, it lost all its leaves and died and I decided to go with a much taller grafted version which has had no problems. Good luck to you!

Mine is a rooted cutting as well, however I've used "Garden Phos" an few times now and it seems that the gummosis has slowed, it also is still pushing out new growth so I assume I might be in the clear and caught it early enough.

I think most citrus are rather susceptible to root rot, trifoliate are highly resistant. So most grafted trees are unaffected for the most part.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: August 20, 2022, 10:10:03 AM »
Has anyone tried growing seeds of Citrus macrophylla ?

I have a lemon rootstock, Citrus macrophylla, that I let grow and now its a pretty tall tree (7-8 ft) and has some large fruits on it. Fruit is still green, size of a large lemon, so I will wait until the fruit turns yellow before I pick them and get the seeds.

I'm planning to grow the seeds and use the seedlings to graft some lemon varieties I have since the seedling rootstock should have stronger roots (tap roots).

Also, has anyone rooted cuttings of the Citrus macrophylla? It may be quicker to grow them from cuttings but I'm not sure how good the root structure will be for use as a rootstock plant.

Mac root crazy easy. I actually have a 1.5 year old leaf-rooted tree (yes rooted from 1 leaf) thatís about 18Ē tall now. Leaves root amazingly well, and cuttings even easier. I feel theyíre one of the easiest citrus to root.

Personally I love using Mac as rootstock. Pretty vigorous, minimal incompatibilities,  and for my purpose, can be used well in containers. If you plan on selling any of those seeds, let me know!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: UF Australian Lime Improvement Program
« on: August 18, 2022, 10:10:25 PM »
This is awesome! Great to see something new being pushed out.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 18, 2022, 01:14:24 PM »
There is one fungicide which is said to specifically control phytophthera. This is Fosetyl-Aluminium sold as Aliette. See for instance https://www.cropscience.bayer.us/products/fungicides/aliette
As others have said, the best way to guard against the problem is to avoid saturated medium. Make sure water can drain freely through and out of the pot in abround 30 seconds. I also re-plant with the stem raised a little above the surface of the pot mix, even with the highest roots showing.

I went with another recommendation, the exact stuff Vnomonee said. Itís also said to control phytophthera as well! Iím hoping it does some magic.

In other regards, I use a 2:1:1 mix of coco chips, coir, perlite. It doesnít hold water in the slightest, no longer than a day or two at most even on less warm days. It drains very freely, much less than 30s lol. Probably like 5s tops before it comes spilling out. I have very few trees infected, but most certainly all rooted cuttings.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:09:29 AM »
Root diseases are generally thought to be more prevalent under unfavourable conditions.
Roots in a cold,saturated,  wet zone at the bottom of a pot could be alleviated by increasing Air filled porosity and drainage.
Repotting into a taller pots without disturbance may help.
Composted chicken manure ( also a Phosphorous source ) is said to have anti Phytophora properties.
Silica is also seen as a useful addition. Various natural minerals supply Silica, an essential plant nutrient that may be absent from Hydroponics or some pot mixes.
Composted fish fertiliser, with a high crustacean content is said to be useful. Fungi have Chitin based cell walls, as do Arthropods.
Some claim the enzymes in composted crustaceans fertiliser can be anti Fungal.
In Australia composted Eucalypt sawdust is a useful addition to pot mix for root disease suppression, above that of properly composted pine bark.

Other factors that promote root disease are root damage,  from incorrect fertiliser application rates, and excessive drying out of the pot mix between waterings.
( drying out increases the fertiliser concentration in the pot mix, more fertiliser in less water ).

Thatís some good stuff! Thank you for that info! Iím thinking Iíll try a systemic fungicide first and go from there!

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gummosis problem
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:08:27 AM »
Hi frank, my grafted xie shan satsuma started doing this over the winter. i bought "gardenphos" which is a systemic fungicide (phosphorus acid) did a leaf spray made  and a soil drench over the course of the winter. so far there has not been any more gummosis from that tree and I haven't noticed it in any of my other plants. Not sure if it was already infected when I purchased it (BriteLeaf) or if it caught it from the enviornment here in NJ. Apparently its phytophthora that causes it and it starts at the roots so treat your soil. it can also enter tree wounds so make sure nothing splashes any cuts or scrapes on your trunk or anywhere you did a graft especially if its going to rain.

also what is your potting medium? does it stay wet for a long time?

Interesting, as itís only my briteleaf plants that are affected. Everything else is in the same potting media, made of coco chips, coco coir, and perlite with an added biochar. Iíll have to contact them and ask a little about it. Iíve had about 6-8 brite leaf rooted cuttings develop this, some even croak. Iíll be grabbing a systemic fungicide though! Thank you for the input!

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Citrus General Discussion / Gummosis problem
« on: August 16, 2022, 11:21:25 PM »
Iíve stumbled upon a few more issues regarding my trees. It seems that several have this gummosis issue, most start at the base of the tree and kill them from the base up. Iíve recently had it on some in the upper parts too. Is there anything that treats this? Or are my trees that develop it, goners?

Some pics of the stuff. On my VPL I peeled back some of the soft mushy bark, seems rather brown and unhealthy. I feel impending doom coming anyways.









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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: August 15, 2022, 09:31:07 PM »
The pigmentation concerns me much more than the light.

I note that some compounds are less available at certain temperatures.  What temperature are these plants kept at during the winter?  I suspect some combination of watering/fertilization/temperature is resulting in deficiencies as the plant grows without the nutrients to sustain the new tissue.

Foliar feeding of chelated iron - which can be as simple as the cooking water from greens - might help.

With my own plants, my only goal over the winter is to keep them alive - they get weak light from a window with indirect exposure, and that's all.  They don't grow, but they don't develop deficiency problems either.

They stay usually anywhere from 70F to 85F. Iíve foliar fed them a kelp spray, rich in iron in the past with no change. I believe itís to do with my pH and now noting, heavy salted water lol. Iíve had tests run and this is my conclusion. It would make sense for this to show after around a month or so, being pH and salt buildup.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: August 15, 2022, 09:28:09 PM »
I do believe itís my water. Iíve ran some pH tests and salts, turns out I have a very high chlorine content with a pH of around 8-8.4. So I truly believe this is my issue. Iíve now resorted to using a large 10 gallon jug, pH adjusting it to 6.5, and using some water conditioner that you use with fish tanks to evaporate salts and such. Will report how this works out here this winter.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Rosso Blood Lemon
« on: August 11, 2022, 08:09:12 AM »
Is Rosso blood lemon a Lemon cultivar, Citrus limon, or something else ?
Maybe C.jambhiri ??

I believe it is citrus limonia, or citrus limon rosso. Thereís not a lot of info on it, as it seems like itís pretty rare. From what I hear, it tastes that exactly of a lemon, a little more complexity, only has a blood/red pigment to its flesh and itís quite a large fruit.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Rosso Blood Lemon
« on: August 10, 2022, 11:04:45 PM »
I have a few Rosso blood lemons that Iíve managed to root, and graft. I have 3 small rooted cuttings, and 2 grafted trees on US942. All are still young, but Iím wanting to gauge interest to those who are wanting to trade something as they become ready, which may be a few months out yet.

Iím mostly looking for other interesting or hard to find citrus cultivars, such as this rosso blood, that I can expand my collection with.

Being that this particular budwood is not typically for sale in the US, I wish to not name a price, but rather trade. Rosso blood lemon is an Italian variety, however I canít tell you what itís use would really be other than ornamental/collectors value. I believe it is high oil content, but Iím more of a visual collector than just for uses. I have seen the fruit coming from this budwood and can attest to it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: July 30, 2022, 06:09:19 AM »
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.

I think youíre right Millet. I believe this is pH related. Iím doing some soil and salt testing, as well as some water tests and will go from there.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing under LEDís
« on: July 30, 2022, 06:08:01 AM »
The pigmentation concerns me much more than the light.

I note that some compounds are less available at certain temperatures.  What temperature are these plants kept at during the winter?  I suspect some combination of watering/fertilization/temperature is resulting in deficiencies as the plant grows without the nutrients to sustain the new tissue.

Foliar feeding of chelated iron - which can be as simple as the cooking water from greens - might help.

With my own plants, my only goal over the winter is to keep them alive - they get weak light from a window with indirect exposure, and that's all.  They don't grow, but they don't develop deficiency problems either.

Theyíre kept rather warm, maybe anywhere from 72-82F? Thanks for the tips with it. I do have things temp controlled too which I forgot to say! Due to everyone elseís comments, I believe itís in my water. Once theyíre outdoors they mostly get the slightly acidic rain water for the most part, while inside they get my tap water -which is probably high in salts and high pH. Iím going to look into the pH and do some adjustments to see if that will help.

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Citrus General Discussion / Growing under LEDís
« on: July 28, 2022, 08:25:17 PM »
Do any of you grow with LEDís through the winter? I unfortunately have NO natural light indoors so they must strictly be grown with artificial lighting.

Note I use pretty powerful lighting, in order to replicate full sun, however, as you can already guess, nothing can truly replicate Mother Nature. My plants always start out great and grow well for the first month or so, things start to grow yellow and stressed. I typically keep my lights around 75% (noting that 100% really stressed them out) and on for 14-16 hours, off the rest. I feed them properly and meticulously with a very well balanced fertilizer. I would like to see if anyone else has these sorts of issues and how they go about correcting them before things are needed to come indoors.

The lights I use are a mixture of high output sonofarm LEDís. Links below.

(X2) https://sonofarm.com/product/sonofarm-spider-farmer-sf1000-pro-series-1000-full-spectrum-samsung-led-grow-light/
(X1) https://sonofarm.com/product/sonofarm-spider-farmer-sf4000-led-grow-light-full-spectrum-samsung-lm301b-diodes-meanwell-driver/

I just recently moved these trees outdoors after sitting a month or so indoors under these lights.







The same varieties outdoors show no signs of these, and are treated the same otherwise. Are these lights just too much? Can water pH do this? (Ones outside get some rain water obviously along with the hose) as I am on city water. Anyone recommend a good way to test soil pH?

Any input on this situation, Iíd appreciate it! Winters are usually incredibly hard, hoping to get through this next one without as much loss. Prepping is key! Lol.


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Those rooted cuttings went pretty fast. I will have to keep an eye on this section of the forum a little more closely. Of course, I need another plant like I need a hole in the head. :)

Definitely did! I plan to have more this summer! Lol its a disease I swear.

I do have some red finger limes coming up.. about a month out. waiting on some more top growth before selling.

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Looks pretty good! If you donít get any takers, pm me later this summer!

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted kaffir lime
« on: April 16, 2022, 08:40:15 AM »
Hershell is a straight G as well. Fantastic fellow! If he doesnít have it in stock, he likely has it in the back somewhere. He always gets me what I need it seems lol. I try not to buy from anywhere else.

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