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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ways to protect your citrus trees in ground
« on: December 09, 2023, 12:02:59 PM »
Do you have some type of heat in there?   Also a strategy.....I was thinking about wrapping a tree in christmas lights then surround straw or leaves next and possibly styrofoam, bubble wrap  or frost cloth on the outside on nights that get below 20 degrees.  Anyones thoughts on the order of application?

Mike Adams
I have to add heat when outside temperature of less than 20F.  My currant Greenhouse will have a thermal outlet that turns on at 35F and off at 45F.  I will have a used Microwave fan plugged in to blow air from my unheated basement into the GH for heat.  My newest pictures.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: F2 citrange winter hardiness trial
« on: December 05, 2023, 09:13:07 PM »
My setup has,  for good insulation 4 layers of glass.

Just a few and that is about 1/3 of it's total production.  I get the same volume of one "cutie" mandarin.  My lemon tree of the same size produced 74 lemons in 1 year for a total weight of 60 pounds.

cold protection here

Left side of greenhouse.

Right side of GH
Greenhouse is 4 layers of glass thick.

9 year old Fukushu left out of green house for failure to fruit.  9 feet tall 5 foot diameter heavily branched.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: C35 Citrange
« on: November 30, 2023, 06:59:31 PM »
My well cold acclimated C35 was decimated in 10F freeze

How would you describe the taste difference between a Marumi and Nagami kumquat

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus garden at 48.5N
« on: November 25, 2023, 09:33:08 AM »
Very nice pictures

I have lost track of each of 4 Mreiwa trees.  The first fruits pick came in 1.5 years with 2 fruits.  The next year one of the trees produced 30 fruit at 3 years while another produced 2 fruit at 3 years.  This tree is 5.5 years old.  They are very hard to grow and suffer many setbacks.

Citrus General Discussion / In ground outside seedling Meiwa kumquat tree
« on: November 24, 2023, 12:02:08 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquats seedlings dying
« on: November 23, 2023, 04:57:55 PM »
Too much light is impossible.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquats seedlings dieing
« on: November 18, 2023, 11:33:14 PM »
kumquat seedlings need more and brighter light to grow and because the grow so slowly they are much more prone to damp off

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: PT-plusXValentine cross
« on: November 17, 2023, 10:45:37 AM »
valentine drops most all flowers for in ground trees and for potted tree they often keep flowering till they die.  It will drop golf ball size fruit to get energy to continuing its flowering.  I have to pick very small buds if I want the tree to hold fruit

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Seed development after picking
« on: November 16, 2023, 10:09:17 AM »
Most trees get stripped of there fruit before they are ripe so the seeds have to be ready before the fruit is ripe

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: First bloom of my citrumeloXichanagensis hybrids
« on: November 11, 2023, 07:38:17 AM »
I agree Your taste buds have died.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Hardy citrus in PNW
« on: November 04, 2023, 10:42:56 PM »
I live in Cincinnati and I can't grow grapes either

My coldest temps drop to -31C

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures of flowering seedlings
« on: October 26, 2023, 09:50:02 AM »
poncirsguy, do you have any photos of your tree and fruits of that one after it fruited?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures of flowering seedlings
« on: October 25, 2023, 10:00:21 PM »
flowering now fruiting Meiwa kumquat seedling

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Pictures of flowering seedlings
« on: October 25, 2023, 09:38:01 AM »
I accelerated mine by growing in heated well light enclosure to get 3 years growth in 1 year.

In another 8 months I picked the tree's first 2 kumquats.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ways to protect your citrus trees in ground
« on: October 21, 2023, 12:01:06 PM »

I have used leaves but this is the only thing that has worked.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade on sour orange
« on: October 05, 2023, 09:02:11 PM »
A second NZL on sour orange has emerged

By that time you will spend more money on your tree than to buy the fruit at the market.  There are other fruit trees to grow.  Grow it indoors.

Citrus General Discussion / New Zealand lemonade on sour orange
« on: October 04, 2023, 11:41:24 AM »

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Earliest ripening citrus
« on: September 23, 2023, 10:19:31 PM »
I am going to guess tha Prague ripens later than first frost.  Changsha satsuma on Flying dragon might have a chance.  I will need a cover below 10F

My Fukushu on Flying dragon grows faster than my Fukushu seedling.

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