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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« on: October 02, 2022, 10:07:41 PM »
It dropped a 3rd set of flowers.  I am preparing to bring it in for the winter.  This tree just turned 2 years old. Its Flying dragon rootstock was 1.5 years old at the time of grafting.




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In the United States Light output is measured in watts with an incandescent bulb, around 1000 Lumens.  If a floresent bulb puts out a 1100 watts it is listed as a 75 watt CFL bulb even though it only uses 17 watts.  LED bulbs will use 10.5 watts for the same light output.

If your light puts out the lumens of a 75 watt incandescent bulb it will not be enough.  If your bulb actually uses 75 watts it will put out as much light as 7 incandescent 75 watt bulbs and should be fine for your use.

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I am wondering if the 75 watts is the energy used or represent the power of an incandescent bulb it replaces.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Could it be citrus greening? Europe
« on: October 01, 2022, 03:11:18 PM »
You are correct on possibilities but if it isn't HLB  you re in luck.

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How many lumens does it put out.

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At 55F to 60F you will not need intense light but will need light equivalent to an overcast day.  No sun but no dark clouds either.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: insect on citrus
« on: September 26, 2022, 02:50:32 PM »
I only have 1 so I will let it eat other or suck sap untill it gets eaten.   Thank for the ID

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Citrus General Discussion / insect on citrus
« on: September 26, 2022, 10:51:28 AM »
Anyone know what this is.  I found it this morning on my New Zealand Lemonade tree.


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 23, 2022, 12:32:54 PM »
These tree has fruits and will be brought inside and placed under strong lights.

New Zealand lemonade on Seville sour orange above, below.

Small tree to left is a New Zealand lemonade grafted to a seedling NZL

Fukushu kumquat on C35. 

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 22, 2022, 10:35:21 PM »
started installing glass on GH to protect the citrus trees here in Cincinnati weather


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: T-Bud grafting of citrus
« on: September 21, 2022, 04:33:28 PM »
Thanks;  Very nice demo.  I have done that a few times with little success.  IU was grafting same size scion to trunk diameter.  as of 9-21-22


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I have read that the scion goes by it's node count.  A mature rootstock will give the scion accelerated growth for years to bring the scion to maturity sooner than it would as a seedling on its own roots.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: xie shan satsuma
« on: September 18, 2022, 08:34:19 PM »
All my Meiwa trees grow more like a vine than a tree.  All limbs need support no mater how old and large.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sweetest tasting cold hardy citrus
« on: September 16, 2022, 08:59:43 AM »
If you plan to grow outside and in ground you will need a citrus that ripen well before first hard frost.  Fruit is destroyed at 28F  Zone 7 is 0 degrees F.  There is no citrus that goes down to 0.0F that taste good.  There is also very few citrus that can go from first  fall frost to last spring frost without desiccating in zone 7  Too many non growing day to span.  If you are prepared to build a shelter for it to give it a 10F boost and shorten the non growing season by a month, there are a lot of sweet citrus you can grow.
  4 layers of glass walls and roof.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sweetest citrus for mild climate
« on: September 14, 2022, 02:01:36 PM »
Meiwa sweetens up nicely in cooler weather.  It grows really good in ground but is a real pain to grow in a pot.  My New Zealand lemonade ripen in the winter and does well without heat but it is not very sweet or acid.  It is my favorite

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« on: September 11, 2022, 04:45:14 PM »
My Fukushu has set fruit for the first time in 5 years since I grafted bun node 57 taken from my seed grown Fukushu kumquat tree number 2.  It is on C35 roots.









My Meiwa in ground kumquat is also flowering and growing fruit







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Citrus General Discussion / Re: T-Bud grafting of citrus
« on: September 10, 2022, 11:17:57 PM »
It does seem to take a long time.  It won't fruit next year but it will  in 2024.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: T-Bud grafting of citrus
« on: September 10, 2022, 07:06:40 PM »
I have broken the tree over.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« on: September 10, 2022, 07:03:30 PM »
My Fukushu has somewhat sour inside and mildly sweet skin.  My Meiwa has sweet skin and flesh with some tartness to the flesh.  If you want more sour pick the Meiwa when it is half ripe.   I have read that the Fukushu and Marumi taste very similar.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« on: September 08, 2022, 09:53:07 PM »
The Fukushu on flying dragon lost all of its fruits then flowered heavily again.  It then dropped everyone of its second flowers and is going into a 3rd flowering frenzy.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: T-Bud grafting of citrus
« on: September 05, 2022, 07:22:48 PM »
The graft took and is growing.




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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: The most hardy non trifolate citrus tree
« on: September 05, 2022, 04:28:10 PM »
When does Prag Chimera ripen.  My first frost comes end of October- mid November.  I can protect against a late October frost but a November first frost is usually a low 20's or teen's frost.  I rarely drop below 5 and often not below 10.  Our record low is -25F.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My citrus collection [EU - Antwerp]
« on: September 05, 2022, 09:17:10 AM »
Can you post a picture of your trees on the roof top.  I grow my trees on my roof top


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: The most hardy non trifolate citrus tree
« on: September 04, 2022, 11:40:23 PM »
yes but Yuzu is not edible

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