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Citrus General Discussion / Re: ? Summer ripening mandarins
« on: June 25, 2022, 11:51:19 AM »

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Citrus General Discussion / Rootstock swap under Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 24, 2022, 04:35:55 PM »
My Meiwa kumquat approach grafted to Flying dragon to replace its incompatible Kuharske rootstock is growing nicely.

It took 6 weeks for 1 and 12 weeks for the other bud to grow

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wilting on inground Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 14, 2022, 10:19:05 PM »
2 hours after whiting this the sun left the plant and the stem was very strait.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wilting on inground Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 14, 2022, 03:16:31 PM »
Thank you.  It is good to know it is not anything to worry about.

Citrus General Discussion / Wilting on inground Meiwa kumquat
« on: June 14, 2022, 02:46:58 PM »
I have had many cloudy and/or rainy days and today it is sunny and 95F.   Is this normal.  it is the first time ever.

Less wilting on older shoots

Congratulation.  Looking good.  Hope you get fruit from this.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus juvenility and internode count
« on: June 10, 2022, 07:36:19 AM »
My four winds cuban shaddock's scion died and it flowered and produced fruit.  the rootstock was a rooted cutting.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus juvenility and internode count
« on: June 07, 2022, 09:48:07 PM »
Seed grown Meiwa kumquats flower well at around 40 nodes and the Fukushu starts after about 60 nodes

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: June 06, 2022, 07:47:04 PM »
The rootstock your Chandler is on can make a big difference in fruit quality.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Swaping rootstocks on meiwa kumquat
« on: June 05, 2022, 07:28:12 PM »
I have a meiwa kumquat from Harris citrus that was grafted to kuharski citrange which is incompatible. I planted a Flying dragon next to it and fused them together so I could cut out the kuharski.

pick them before they are fully ripe.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Nippon Orangequat
« on: May 26, 2022, 11:04:38 PM »
A picture would help.  Nippon Orangequats are slow growers.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat x Buddha's Hand
« on: May 25, 2022, 10:11:40 PM »
When you cross fruit A with Fruit B and plant many seeds of the new fruit, each tree will produce fruit different from its sister trees.  We keep the fruit that is good and graft scion wood or rooted cutting from that tree.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: taking down the greenhouse
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:57:33 PM »
Large tree 6.5 year and 5.5 years for the other.

Cold Hardy Citrus / taking down the greenhouse
« on: May 24, 2022, 12:27:39 AM »
Removed greenhouse from seed grown Fukushu  and Meiwa kumquat trees.

When testing a switch for deep to shallow pots.  What kind of switch do you use.  I have a knob and tube 4 way switch  Is that overkill or is it better.  The switch I have was discontinued about 75 years ago when things were built great.

Thank you.  I looked them up and decided they are not a threat to my tree.

Can anyone tell me what these things are around my kumquat tree hole.  They were not here last night.  I check my citrus 2 times a day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 19, 2022, 10:24:20 AM »
Grass also poisons the soil to defend its space and is not good for a small citrus tree.  Citrus tree with grass growing up to the trunk are more likely to loose bark to string trimmers than those free of grass or weeds.  The grass also uses up the oxygen the tree needs.  LOSE THE GRASS!  Pappers?  I didn't keep records but just absorbed the information.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 17, 2022, 11:14:30 AM »
My reason is for potted citrus trees.  It seems that 5-1-1 is pushed as the best but I found that top soil from my gared mix 50% with compost from my compost pile worked really well.  In the winter I could go 2-3 months without watering but I used a vacuum cleaner to pull fresh air through the roots daily when the soil was just watered ans soaking wet and as the water was used by the tree I vacuumed it less often until I submerged my tree in a laundry tub till soaked.  It was when my trees started hitting 30 gallon pots that I went to 3-2-1.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Siting Yuzu and Bloomsweet
« on: May 16, 2022, 04:01:25 PM »
I would be inclined to plant them in the open and paint the trunks white.  Citrus need lots of sun to produce fruit.  A reflective wall would hit the trees with reflected light while getting light from head on.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 16, 2022, 03:36:02 PM »
Your trees need at least a 3 foot radius free of grass/weeds.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 09:27:03 PM »

Citrus General Discussion / oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 11:06:49 AM »
How much oxygen does my 30 gallon 6 foot tall by 3 foot diameter Fukushu kumquat tree on C35 roots need compared to my pet mouse.  I was arguing that my pet mouse needs much more oxygen than my large Fukushu Kumquat tree.  Are there any charts on how much oxygen tree roots need to thrive.  As breathable as my 5-3-1 soil is it doesn't inhale and exhale as we do.

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