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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« on: November 23, 2021, 02:56:40 PM »
Why not make PT the only graft, instead using Kumquat as first graft and then PT as the interstock?

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Yes, works well for additional side branching.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: 28 F, -2.2 C
« on: November 17, 2021, 06:30:55 PM »
Probably could make 28, but to be sure you could put it in a warmer location.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: November 15, 2021, 12:01:47 PM »
 have had a few small  immature Chandler Pummelo fall off so far this season.  They have been laying on the ground for several weeks.  I will cut one open to see if they still mature when off he tree.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Why is this tree yellow?
« on: November 13, 2021, 12:35:49 PM »
Vinegar is an organic acid (acetic acid) generally with an acid content of between only 5 to 8 percent.  Being an organic acid it has a very short life span.  The growers in my area use phosphoric acid. Many growers also use sulfur.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: November 13, 2021, 12:29:55 PM »
I picked a Valentine Pummelo this morning.  The peel looked much like Brian's (mostly yellow with some light green).  Upon cutting open the red coloration was not fully distributed, and the pulp was still some what grainy.  I will wait another two or three weeks to try another fruit.

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It depends a lot on the temperature and the amount of light the plants receive.  Many of my container trees are growing in a 5-1-1 medium and I fertilize every third or fourth watering. They are growing inside a greenhouse.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Why is this tree yellow?
« on: November 10, 2021, 05:39:06 PM »
has the tree been fertilized?  The leaf pattern  is show a nitrogen deficiency. A 4-year old citrus tree should be fertilized 3 times a year   

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyers Lemon Tree
« on: November 09, 2021, 10:01:50 AM »
The tree is in need of fertilization.  Brian gave you good information.

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You can prune as little or as much as you want.  But as Brian wrote, citrus produce fruit on the new growth, and pruning removes the new growth.  Therefore, the trees fruit production will greatly suffer from pruning.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Help for 50 year old backyard lemon tree?
« on: November 06, 2021, 06:19:20 PM »
Definitely under fertilized.  Fertilize with a fertilizer high in nitrogen and potassium.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Report
« on: November 05, 2021, 02:24:29 PM »
Artic Frost is grown on its own root stock so that if the tree is killed by a cold spell, it can regenerate from it roots.  If a killer cold spell is expected, the grower banks the roots with dirt to protect it.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this HLB?
« on: November 04, 2021, 01:05:31 PM »
I don't think it is HLB

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What are those bushes?
« on: November 03, 2021, 01:08:38 PM »
I thing Galatians522 is correct.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor winter growroom
« on: November 02, 2021, 12:48:07 PM »
All of my container trees are in Root Maker air pruning containers.  I agree with Brian that the pots do create a fabulous root system.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: An identification request for CitrusPages.
« on: November 02, 2021, 12:43:02 PM »
Sylvain, is a picture possible?

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It has been used in container culture for quite some time.  Even for citrus trees.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Indoor winter growroom
« on: October 31, 2021, 02:33:18 PM »
Nice set-up.  I notice all of your trees are growing in Root-Maker air root pruning containers.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Report
« on: October 26, 2021, 05:27:52 PM »
There is always exceptions.

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Arctic Frost Report
« on: October 26, 2021, 12:51:48 PM »
Kumin is correct, Arctic Frost trees are always sold growing on their own roots.  The tree is a cross between a Satsuma and Changsha mandarin by Dr. Yang Doon, and is hardy to about 15F when dormant, and mid 20sF if not dormant.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: October 25, 2021, 09:56:03 AM »
Dave, how old is your Xie Shan?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:35:16 PM »
There has been a lot of discussion concerning thick peel, thin peel, knobbed necked fruit, no knob  fruit, smooth peel and bubbly peel, all seen on they same citrus variety, notably concerning Xie Shan.  Yesterday I was looking at my in ground Ponkan mandarin tree.  I found on that tree, fruit with smooth peel, bubbly peel, knobbed fruit and completely round fruit, thick and thin peel fruit, but all of the fruit were Ponkan, and all growing on he same tree..  As to the Xie Shan discussion of these traits  could be different cultivars of Xie Shan, I don't think so.  Just different development of the same fruit.  Kind of like humans, not all look the same, but they ae still just human.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Should we be bare rooting trees?
« on: October 17, 2021, 06:18:14 PM »
>>> I have damaged many roots over the years & never had a setback.<<<

Damaged roots will certainly cause a set back to a tree, how damaging the set back depends on the amount of roots that were damaged.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Should we be bare rooting trees?
« on: October 17, 2021, 01:29:49 PM »
I bare root my trees when I transplant them.  When bare rooting a tree's root ball, do not rush and do not just force the old medium to dislodge.  The small root hairs will be damaged. Bare rooting can be a slow process, and all the while the roots must be kept moist. Any forceful removing of the original medium will break off the small root hairs, which must be avoided.  A partial bare rooting of the outer portion of the root ball is better than no bare rooting at all.

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