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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Iso Passionfruit vine plants
« on: November 11, 2022, 05:28:11 PM »
would suggest u ask this in the tropical section

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Name of citrumelo from chillypalmtree
« on: November 03, 2022, 10:30:31 AM »
iirc he sells dunstan citrumelos but i might be wrong

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Wanted: Desert lime (Citrus glauca) seeds
« on: October 12, 2022, 01:36:47 PM »
Congratts Schloss and I was thinking the same thing about them being desert plants helping germination

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 24, 2022, 12:00:11 AM »
This topic has been discussed in this forum and in its earlier version. 
To summarize, in cold weather, citrus go dormant.  They don't need sunlight.  They can be kept in the dark for up to 15 weeks without harm
Cold soil and warm temperatures inside the cover can lead to leaf drop.
Putting a tree in the basement or garage is sufficient most of the time. 
A dark tarp cover and a heat source can work.
this is what I was thinking of doing thank you

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 23, 2022, 11:58:20 PM »
Meyer lemons have good cold tolerance, better than other lemons because it's not a pure lemon. Lemons generally are cold sensitive, more sensitive than oranges. Meyer lemon has better cold tolerance than an orange but compared to satsumas or something not as good.

My Meyer lemon did great in Cincinnati. I kept it outside during summer. When temps went below freezing brought it in. Sometimes it loses leaves indoors. Need to spray with mist, try to keep some humidity during dry winters and keep grow lights on it. It does better outside in the summer but I had it blooming in winter. It blooms all year off and on. It did better indoors than bananas or other stuff. My other citrus got too big but the dwarf Meyer lemon tops out at six foot and will stay smaller in smaller pots. Dwarf oranges and tangerines are 8 feet or 10 feet. The dwarf Meyer lemon is the smallest and perfect for a really large container.
mine blooms all year long too, i started cutting the blooms recently due to a concern they might sap the strength itll need for winter

Cold Hardy Citrus / How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 21, 2022, 02:43:45 PM »

this year I acquired 2 citrus trees: a meyer and harvey lemon. They're about 1.5-2 feet tall and in smallish containers.

How do I keep them alive with coming winter, I don't have a green house.

Can plants like these go dormant?  do I cover them with clear plastic?

I have heard of using christmas lights wrapped around them stems for warmth I think.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Brazil Palora Cuttings
« on: July 07, 2022, 12:49:41 AM »
Can I get a palora cutting? DM incoming in the morning hopefully

Citrus General Discussion / Re: looking for interesting varieties
« on: May 12, 2022, 07:27:46 AM »
I don't think soapboxing a 16 year old on a citrus forum is going to stop a war.
Most of us are also American and its not like our nation hasn't gotten involved in longterm pointless conflicts.

Anyways: I can not forsee any new citrus going to Russia anytime to soon, many especially established vendors will be turned off by the war and due to HLB quarantines its already hard for many nations to mail citrus around. Your best bet might be trying Asian vendors at the moment.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrangequat 19-15-7
« on: May 07, 2022, 11:36:16 AM »
Interesting! Never saw. that one before.
There are 3 citrangequats at the UCR, not sure if Augusta is one of thm or. another. I intend to order budwood one day.

I had a meyer lemon grafted on carrizo rootstock but it died in februari, it was hibernating in a shelter so no frost damage, but as soon as I could put it outside again it didn't like the humid air and dropped all the leaves, plant died, end of story.
Breaking dormancy can be nerve wracking. i had something similar happen this year too - sorry for your loss.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: White mountain lime
« on: April 28, 2022, 02:24:53 PM »
Hi Daniel,
 is it a garrawayi lime? That's quite rare fruit even among citrus enthusiasts i believe. Congrats on your new endeavor I wish Id gotten into citrus younger.

You may want to ask a mod to move this to the citrus discussion sub-forum.

I assume its grafted onto a dwarfing stock like flying dragon. Didnt check for a graft union tho.

I will most likely keep it in a pot however

Long story short I picked up a cheap, miniature blooming meyer lemon from Pikes. I want to graft to it after it grows out a bit.

Could a meyer be used as grafting stock for other citrus (oranges, limes, kumquat etc)?

Are there particular species to focus on (because of rejection/ performance)?

Tropical Fruit Online Library / Re: Starting coffee from green beans
« on: April 10, 2022, 11:30:01 AM »
Boy do I have a video for you

This channel has others on the topic as well iirc.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Keeping Citrus Seedless
« on: April 09, 2022, 04:44:46 PM »
Could a persian lime treated in colchine or oryzalin (to double chromosomes) have its fertility restored?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Citrangequat 19-15-7
« on: April 09, 2022, 10:16:18 AM »
A more attractive tree than either Sinton or Thomasville. Fruit slightly larger than Thomasville, much larger than Sinton; darker orange rind color than Thomasville, not quite as dark as Sinton. As an ornamental, this one would be my choice over Sinton & Thomasville. None of the 3 are really edible but this one is nearest to edible in my opinion.

This is pretty good praise to me given Thomasville is mentioned as one of the best poncirus descendants.

Has anyone had experience with this? How is its flavor and hardiness?
I did a search but didn't see any comments.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Keeping Citrus Seedless
« on: April 05, 2022, 07:55:04 AM »
I think Ive heard bearss limes are mono-embryonic.  Anyone know if that's true? And are they pollen sterile

message sent as well

I had ice tea from stalls there where they used a small green peel but orange fleshed citrus fruit. Never tasted on straight but it was akin to a sour orange, somewhat floral iirc.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sweet or acid-less lemons
« on: March 29, 2022, 07:39:37 PM »
I haventt tried them but lemonade lemons and sanbokan might bee good choices.

The actual "sweet"/acidless limes I did were horrifying to my taste buds personally. Like pinesol mixed with some salty artificially sweetener.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is kiyomi worth growing for fruit?
« on: March 21, 2022, 03:36:04 AM »
Yes, Kiyomi is a good one to grow.
taste is good, not very sweet, just average sweet.
Thank you! How would you compare it to a sumo / shiranui?
I like my citrus to be flavorfully sweet n tart

Citrus General Discussion / Is kiyomi worth growing for fruit?
« on: March 20, 2022, 06:11:48 PM »
its a parent for many famous Japanese cultivars but how's its fruit and hardiness qualities on their own?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Cold hardy lemons
« on: March 15, 2022, 11:42:38 PM »
Interesting, I wonder if like kabosu its only sour before ripening? In any matter I find it more interesting than standard yuzu even if the size is small.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How toast is this?
« on: March 14, 2022, 07:20:27 PM »
Yeah I have low hopes but Ill keep it for observation. The scion seems gone but maybe something sprout from the roots.

Does anyone have any tips for breaking dormancy, I think i introduced it too fast and it was too much at once (water, sunlight + sudden cold front)

Citrus General Discussion / How toast is this?
« on: March 14, 2022, 04:03:55 PM »
I'm a little heart broken about losing this grafted poncirus sapling. I went on vacation (1 week) and dropped it outside with its kin and when I came back it was toast. One was wintered outside & this one was dormant inside before I brought it out. I think the rain & sudden cold front took it out. Do you think any of it survived?
The other one is fine but leafless (long been like that) but the scion on that one died to a nub so hopes arent high.

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