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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: grafting citrus
« on: May 05, 2024, 04:51:00 AM »
I always thought that any citrus could be grafted to any other citrus? 

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: grafting citrus
« on: May 04, 2024, 08:34:11 PM »
Wow that is really cool.  i read the post of your multi-grafted tree.  Keep us updated.

Mike A


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Cold Hardy Citrus / grafting citrus
« on: May 04, 2024, 04:07:12 PM »
I have seen a youtube video of a man with over 200 varieties of apples on one tree.  I love to graft my apple trees but have never tried citrus.  Does anyone graft different varieties of citrus on one tree?

Mike Adams

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Temperate Fruit Discussion / grow from seed almond, pistacho trees
« on: April 27, 2024, 04:28:04 PM »
Has anyone grown almond and pistachio trees from seed?  How cold hardy are they?  I am in zone 7.

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 6b/7a overwinter success
« on: April 14, 2024, 08:07:41 PM »
Yes Flying Dragon.  I got them at Stan Mckenzies place in South Carolina.

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 6b/7a overwinter success
« on: April 14, 2024, 05:06:00 PM »
Hey thanks for the advice.  I will be on guard next winter.  Using the same methods I used this year.

Mike A

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 6b/7a overwinter success
« on: April 14, 2024, 09:43:53 AM »
Hopefully they will be more adaptive to the cold weather...

Mike A.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 6b/7a overwinter success
« on: April 14, 2024, 05:26:14 AM »
Just a little message to say that with a little bit of planning and with the help of this group Citrus can be grown successfully in South Central PA.  I actually had more trouble controlling the temp from becoming to warm and than too cold.  Thanks everyone.

Mike A.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / 6b/7a overwinter success
« on: April 13, 2024, 01:48:29 PM »
3 in ground trees...Owari Satsuma, Swingle Citrumelo, and Taveres Limequat.....Temps in January.....10 days of mid twenties for high and lower teens for the low.  I used Christmas Lights, styrofoam and plastic. Today April 13....All showing new growth.  The two small plants in the front were pots that are in ground that also overwintered...They are grapefruits that I started from seed.  No winter burn at all.  I also have a Xie Shan and an Arbiguina Olive in another spot that did well. 




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ariquina Olive Tree
« on: March 06, 2024, 05:51:42 PM »
yes, Arbequina....not a vary good speller.

Mike aDams

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ariquina Olive Tree
« on: March 05, 2024, 05:44:51 PM »
I live in zone 6b/7a south central Pennsylvania....we had a week in January of temps below 15 degrees F at night and highs around 25 degrees F. in the daytime.  I used styrofoam, leaves, and Christmas lights to protect it.....The tree is in ground.



Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Owari Satsuma Zone 7a/6b in ground
« on: March 04, 2024, 05:43:34 AM »
I was able to achieve temps in the mid 50's F. even when the temp was at 15 F.  The biggest thing was getting a tight seal around the plant.  The "box" I created was very tight fitting.  I think that was very important. 

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Owari Satsuma Zone 7a/6b in ground
« on: March 03, 2024, 07:38:58 PM »
We had a week that the night time lows were around 15 degrees F.  The highs for that week did not go above 25.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Owari Satsuma Zone 7a/6b in ground
« on: March 03, 2024, 03:28:06 PM »
Zone 7a/6b  my 2 year old owari satsuma in ground in South Central Pa.  Took the plastic and styrofaom off the plant.  I left the Christmas lights on.  January saw 10 days of highs in the low 20's and lows in the low teens. 




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Cold Hardy Citrus / timing of fertlizer
« on: February 18, 2024, 03:47:39 PM »
I am trying to grow several citrus in ground in zone 7a.  So far so good.   What I am trying to decide is when to fertilize them this spring? Right now our average high and low is 42/27 F.  I have them protected with Christmas lights and styrofoam.  Some do show new growth however.  Any suggestions?

Mike A.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 26, 2024, 04:47:09 PM »
So after over two week under plastic and temps in the teens for at least 8-10 nights....I actually made things too good for my Zwingle Citrumello....New growth....I undercovered it yesterday when the temps were in the low 50's.


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 22, 2024, 04:56:12 AM »



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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 21, 2024, 10:33:32 AM »
I put 4 citrus and one olive tree in the ground last spring. I have been researching for about 2 years on how to get them to survive a winter by using 100 watts of electricity (a string of Christmas LIghts) along with plastic, styrofoam and wood chips. I am actually having a problem with them being to warm. Last night it was 16 degrees and inside my set up it was 62 degrees...as you look at my photo the trees are actually 2 feet below the level of the plastic. i planted them 1 foot below ground level and added 1 foot of wood chips. At 10 cents a kilowatt hr...my lights are running at 100 watts an hour.  So basically 1 cent an hour to heat my setup

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 18, 2024, 07:12:07 PM »
I am using Christmas lights, plastic and styrofoam through this cold spell.  I will post later next week when the weather moderates on what I have learned.  It may surprise folks.

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 14, 2024, 05:17:07 AM »
Thank you for sharing.  Keep us up to date...

Mike A.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Tremendous Cold Wave coming our way
« on: January 13, 2024, 06:17:57 PM »
I am in zone 7a and planted last spring 3 cold hardy citrus and an Arbiquina olive outside.  I have been preparing for a cold blast like this for at least a month.  It will be interesting to see if my plan works.  I am using Christmas lights, styrofoam, frost blankets, plastic, and straw....Time will tell. Temps are supposed to dip down to the single digits....mid week.  The cold is supposed to last at least a week...

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon fruit set sometime after Thanksgiving
« on: December 30, 2023, 07:42:23 PM »
I do not know enough about Flying Dragon fruit tree to know the difference.  That was what I was told when someone gave it to me.

Mike Adams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Flying Dragon fruit set sometime after Thanksgiving
« on: December 30, 2023, 03:23:16 PM »
Interesting....Mine has only been on the tree less than a month.  I check all of my fruit trees weekly. I have 14 different varieties of fruit trees.

Mike ADams

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Flying Dragon fruit set sometime after Thanksgiving
« on: December 30, 2023, 02:58:37 PM »
I was very surprised to see this fruit hanging from my flying dragon tree.  It had to have set not long ago.  I live in Zone 7a in South Central Pa.  Our weather has been consistently 5-10 degrees above normal. They usually set in the middle of spring, right?


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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ways to protect your citrus trees in ground
« on: December 25, 2023, 08:14:26 PM »
thank you.

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