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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB Yuzu
« on: July 02, 2021, 01:25:00 PM »
Yuzu makes a great tea, I drank lots of it while abroad in South Korea during the winter. It's equal parts sugar or honey and sliced up fruit peels into a jar, will last a few weeks in the fridge. I made some with meyer lemons but it's not the same. Really opens up the sinuses and the vitamin C is great. If you'd like to try it, Asian grocery stores such as Hmart, Mitsuwa, etc carry it. I've seen some at Costco once   

wow that is awesome! any idea if it's fertile yet/ can produce a fruit? wonder if inherited any cold hardiness from the incarnata

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: June 25, 2021, 10:30:54 PM »
Thanks Citradia. Covering it at a smaller size on the rootstock would be a good idea. I ordered the plant two weeks ago, he might still have some in stock! I didn't take a picture when I took it out of the box but the last two weeks it put out a new side branch and new growth at the top so it's definitely growing. A blog I read had a report of survival at 1F (-17C) but not much else in regard to location and duration of the freeze. I will definitely try it on its own roots when it gets large enough to take some branches for that sort of experiment

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citsuma Prague
« on: June 25, 2021, 06:08:39 PM »
Hello, bumping this old thread I just acquired one from Stan, it's grafted onto trifoliate. I am in 7a in north east NJ. Possible minimum 0 F (−17.8 C) to 5 F (−15 C) although not in recent memory have I seen those temps on the thermometer. Would it be better off on its own roots in ground incase of dieback of the graft? I am going to let it grow out more, air layer, graft another etc, before I risk my only plant in the ground.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: WTB Yuzu
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:58:31 PM »
You are probably better off ordering from a nursey online. I ordered a meiwa kumquat and a xie shan satusma from in the early spring. They have Yuzu too, rooted cutting or grafted $15-25 for them, shipping is around $15 which is reasonable. You have to sign up for a back in stock notification because they are out of a lot of things right now.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Pawpaw fruit drops
« on: June 08, 2021, 05:14:59 PM »
This is probably what they call "June drop" this is my 2nd year that my two pawpaws have flowered and fruited, they are about 5-6ft tall. I hand pollinated as well as saw small flies pollinating for me so I had a lot of fruit set like you. Between the two trees I had about 60 fruits in the clusters. Now that it's June one of the trees has dropped all but 1 fruit, this tree held 3 fruit last year but dropped them in late August so they didn't get to ripen up either. The other tree next to that one still has about 12 fruit. So from 60 fruits I have had a lot of dropping as well. Don't be discouraged! 

Like you I risked my small hybrids outside. My lowest in zone 7a this winter was 12f/-11c. My Yuzu defoliated at the very end of winter but it's pushing out new leaves now. My citrumelo had some leaves curl and dry up and then drop but kept at least half of them and is otherwise fine. My tai-tri didn't lose but 1 or two leaves.

you're welcome, if all else fails they do grow quickly. these are the 4in pots fron 9Greenbox in 3 gallons after only a year, they are unnamed but listed as self fertile. the smaller pots are cuttings I took from the very bottom since I am growing them as a single trunk in the pots

March 2020

March 2021

9GreenBox via Amazon has feijoas and they ship quickly

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: US-1284, SCS rootstocks
« on: April 16, 2021, 04:50:38 PM »
Thanks all for the info/resources. Seems like a strange choice for the rootstock on the kumquat even for Florida considering the rain and humidity adds potential for rotting, phytophthora looks serious. Perhaps they were out of everything else and that is what they grafted the meiwa to. I will definitely be grafting that over eventually to a pot friendly rootstock. The US-1284 supposedly increases fruit yield up to 2.4x over other rootstocks per one of the published articles I read, but as mentioned the results of the studies don't directly translate to potted citrus   

Cold Hardy Citrus / US-1284, SCS rootstocks
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:41:50 PM »
I just received two trees that I ordered in the winter for spring shipping from a nursey in Florida 

Has anyone heard of these rootstocks?

Some searching online I found that
The Meiwa is grafted on SCS = Sun Chu Sha mandarin
Are kumquats commonly grafted to mandarins or is the acronym for something else?
It isn't a hybrid with poncirus so I'm not really interested in propagating it. 

The Xie Shan is grafted to US-1284= Citrus reticulata Ninkat x P. trifoliata "Gotha Road" a vigorous poncirus type.

I am going to let a bud of the US-1284 grow out and either root it or graft it to my outdoors poncirus (or both!). It seems hardy to 5f /-15c from what I've been reading. 

Hello, yes I agree you can pot them/build a raised planter to fit those dimensions.

They definitely fruit in containers. I have a single vine in a pot and it put out fruits in a 3 gallon container

This guy has tons of fruit in his potted vines as well:

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit in upsidedown planter
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:49:42 PM »
Everything is potted up, so the experiment is more or less in progress

Two upside down pots on posts: Should I prune the side branches and train as a single long vine?

and one pot with vine growing up a newly installed tomato cage: Should I just leave the one plant, the pot is around 5 gallons? 

I also have a 4th pot where the branches are just hanging over the rim like Tommyng mentioned.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit in upsidedown planter
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:02:14 PM »
I like watching his channel, also inspired me to grow passion fruit. I have to also pot those up because of my climate but I do have maypops in my yard which taste good when absolutely ripe.

You're in 7b? Have you had success with getting your dragon fruit vines to flower, is your season long enough? This spring has been pretty warm so my vines are already outside. I only bring them in if its raining while temps are in the 40s as I've learned from other succulent type of plants cold + water = rot   

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit in upsidedown planter
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:25:11 PM »
This gentleman in Australia grows his in a pot anchored to a stump, the vines don't seem too long but they are definitely flowering and holding fruit where they are hanging down

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit in upsidedown planter
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:17:26 PM »
I would be happy with a flower or two, and perhaps a single fruit not really attempting this for production

I could propagate the vines for next season if it ends up getting too big to bring inside along with the potted plant I am taking vines from.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit in upsidedown planter
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:07:57 PM »
Oh that's very true I didn't consider the weight... perhaps training it as a single long vine versus letting it branch out in multiples to keep the weight down would help

The bags will be hanging on two posts which are anchored to my deck so I could always tie down the vine along the post for added support. I have nothing to lose really other than time and some effort haha 

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragon fruit in upside down planter
« on: April 08, 2021, 02:51:26 PM »
Has anyone tried growing DF in one of these types of planters?

I have a 3 year old plant from mature cutting in a container but it never flowers. It just grows branches and they eventually break or get knocked over so it hasnt grown up the stake and over to hang which is what I've read induces flowering? I live in zone 7a so I have to bring the plant inside anyway so having it grow up and over a trellis is not ideal.

Could I in theory have a branch pointing down to encourage hormones down to the tip and induce flowering?

I will be experimenting with these and report results

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is anyone's Persimmon in bloom
« on: April 07, 2021, 08:44:33 PM »
Is the fruit turning brown and woody? If so it's going to drop off. Happened to my Fuyu the first time it fruited, slowly dropped all of the 6 or so fruit until I had none. Hoping this year it will keep them

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is anyone's Persimmon in bloom
« on: April 03, 2021, 02:20:49 PM »
Nice! My inground tree is still dormant, but my potted tree that I bring inside at night is leafing out, no sign of blooms yet. Hopefully my outdoor tree holds fruit this year, it dropped them all it's first time fruiting last year.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hybrids in zone 7a after a low of 12f (-11c)
« on: April 03, 2021, 01:27:45 PM »
Early spring update:

Taitri kept 90%+ of leaves through winter no damage otherwise

Citrumelo lost half of the leaves (desiccation?) they were crispy. Otherwise no damage on branches or trunk.

Yuzu dropped all leaves, no visible damage on the bark other than burn at the tips of young branches.

Poncirus+ suffered damage from the weight of the snow sheering off the grafted portion. I wrapped it and it looks alive.

Took a small cutting of the branch just in case I have to regraft it outside.

The rootstock is not ideal, it's orange or mandarin that I grew from a seed but it was all that I had available.

And here is a picture of the microclimate based around this brick wall where they are planted.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1 year growth of potted feijoas
« on: March 12, 2021, 10:26:54 AM »
Roots after about 1 1/2 months, notice the size of the cuttings in the white tray

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1 year growth of potted feijoas
« on: March 12, 2021, 10:22:30 AM »
Take the cuttings from the bottom of the plant nearest to the base of the trunk. They will be small and still green/soft wood.  I didn't remove leaves except if I needed to expose a little more of the cutting at the bottom for rooting powder. Stick them in lightly moistened cococoir. Put a cover/dome over them and leave them in indirect light for 1-2 months. I rooted mine in the shade under a plastic dome outside and another batch under LEDs under the dome inside. They will root!

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 1 year growth of potted feijoas
« on: March 10, 2021, 03:40:34 PM »
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