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Cold Hardy Citrus / fusion power vs citrus trees
« on: August 29, 2022, 09:11:14 AM »
Growing citrus trees up north is like running a hydrogen fueled fusion electric powerplant.  The trees are  always just 5 years away from unlimited fruit production.  With a fusion power plant,  We'll find out who is cold hardy among us.

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Citrus General Discussion / seedling Fukushu kumquat tree
« on: August 17, 2022, 11:31:05 PM »
This is my very first seedling Fukushu kumquat tree from a fruit from my seed grow Fukushu tree gifted to me 6 years ago.


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Citrus General Discussion / T-Bud grafting of citrus
« on: August 15, 2022, 11:00:30 PM »
Mature New Zealand lemonade T-Bud grafted to New Zealand Lemonade seedling looks good. The brown spot is the leaf scar.


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My tree is very large with at least 30 feet of linear branch grow and full of healthy dark green leaves.  It produced 100's of flower as well as some new shoots.  Most of the fruits are turning colors and falling with a few remaining green with out growth





Would anyone know why fruit drops from a well established tree.  I use Jacks 25-5-15 once a month by soaking the tree in a tub.  I water as needed between soakings.  No dry pockets in my dirt.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« on: July 21, 2022, 08:46:16 PM »
My in ground seed grown Fukushu Kumquat tree has flowered and some of the fruits are growing.






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Citrus General Discussion / Fruit dropping
« on: July 17, 2022, 11:16:22 PM »
My New Zealand lemonade has chosen a fruit to keep and 1 to reject.  They were both the same size and dark green a week ago.


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Typical Meiwa kumquat tree can't stand on its own 2 roots. I don't know why but all mine have been that way.



But my Fukushu kumquats stand tall and proud.







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Cold Hardy Citrus / Fukushu grafted to Flying dragon
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:28:07 PM »
Fukushu kumquat tree grafted to flying dragon 8-28-2020 is setting a lot of flower buds.





My  seedling Flying dragon has flowers too.







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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.







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






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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

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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.




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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.







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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.
https://youtu.be/IxAbGtaTGnk

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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29JVzXazs7g

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Citrus General Discussion / Rooftop citrus trees
« on: May 01, 2022, 09:29:59 PM »
I have moved my potted citrus trees om top of my roof where they will get light.






















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Cold Hardy Citrus / Kumquat trees
« on: April 21, 2022, 03:16:10 PM »
The 3 trees in ground are seed grown Meiwa kumquat trees and the 5 gallon are Grafted Fukushu kumquats












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Cold Hardy Citrus / Flowering Fortunella
« on: April 19, 2022, 07:41:18 PM »
My Meiwa kumquat tree has 2 flowers on in






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Cold Hardy Citrus / PT graft growing well
« on: April 02, 2022, 02:27:26 PM »
stock is growing after nearly 9 months  from grafting date of 6-22-21.

Check out the 2 Trilobites on each side of the grafted scion.


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Citrus General Discussion / inside hiding from cold
« on: March 12, 2022, 02:47:10 PM »
Citrus trees are inside to escape the polar vortex 3-11-22 to 3-13-22  https://youtu.be/bw9oHjWgSs0






















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Citrus General Discussion / Found these in my citrus tree soil.
« on: February 20, 2022, 01:51:42 PM »
Are these harmful to my trees.

https://youtu.be/hpVkD4r7Neg

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Citrus General Discussion / Leaves slowly willting
« on: February 17, 2022, 12:27:32 PM »
I have a New Zealand lemonade tree on C35 and a Valentine Pomelo on US897. The US897 started wilting first so I picked its fruit and about a month later the NZL started wilting. I started picking its fruit over the last month. Now 6 weeks into the wilting.  None of the fruits or flowers froze so the lowest temperature my have dipped a  little below freezing.  Any ideas of cause and is this tree a goner















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Citrus General Discussion / Making mamalade
« on: February 10, 2022, 07:49:31 PM »
I was looking at making freezer marmalade and I was planning to boil it down to a viscus state at a temperature of 176F. This lower temperature greatly reduces the heat destruction of the fruit. The end product has to be frozen instead of canned because the 36F lower temperature will not adequately destroy pathogens. To get my water to boil at 176F I would have to set my canning operation at 24,000 feet above sea level or set up a vacuum pump that would pull 6.87 psi of vacuum. The boiling rate would have to be closely monitored to not over run the vacuum pump. Heat input would have to meet the motor power to pull and maintain the appropriate vacuum needed. I think that the 24,000 foot elevation is unattainable.  Has anyone here ever use a vacuum pump hooked up to an "anti-presure" cooker to control cooking temperature for making marmalade.

Steve

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Citrus General Discussion / trees outside to spray
« on: February 01, 2022, 11:39:16 PM »
I took both my 30 gallon Fukushu kumquat trees outside to spay for insects and to water thoroughly.


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