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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 20, 2024, 06:35:55 PM »
No I only use Jacks.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliage pro and osmocote vs jacks
« on: February 20, 2024, 06:34:59 PM »
Both Foliage Pro and Jacks 25-5-15 are good fertilizers.  You would not go wrong with either.  Foliage Pro is quite a bit more expensive in the long run.   I use only Jacks 25-5-15.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Flying dragon seedlings with pepper plant
« on: February 19, 2024, 06:14:23 PM »
Flaying Dragon as a cultivar ALWAYS has zigzag stems and AND strongly curved thorns, it is an easy way of selecting predominantly true clonal Flying Dragon seedlings, while discarding those which are obviously and definitely genetically different.  The straight stem and straight thorn seedlings are not Flying Dragon  cultivar.  Only about 50 60 percent of the seedlings planted produce the true Flying Dragon cultivar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: timing of fertlizer
« on: February 19, 2024, 11:23:27 AM »
Jacks is a excellent fertilize, particularly for container trees.  It is also an excellent fertilizer for in ground trees. In my mind, and the minds of many growers  Jacks 25-5-15 is the very best fertilizer for citrus.  This is because 25-5-15 is the ratio that citrus absorb nutrients. However, in Florida, and other large citrus growing states, the University only suggest fertilizers that are sold in bulk due to the large volume of fertilizers it takes to fertilize a commercial grove.  I use 25-5-i5 on all of my trees , inground and container.   Kulasa, thank you for your post to me, I should have advised Unicyclemike differently.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: timing of fertlizer
« on: February 18, 2024, 05:07:46 PM »
How often you fertilize outdoor citrus trees depends on the trees age. For a 1 year old  tree, the University of Florida suggest to apply a 6-6-6 fertilizer with 6 applications per year. 2 year old tree 5 times per year. For older trees 3 times per  year.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf cuttings citrus propagation
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:46:08 PM »
I'm still very dubious about growing a tree from a leaf. 

Well maybe there is an outside possibility, but I'm still not convinced..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 17, 2024, 06:20:27 PM »
5-1-1 normally last 2 plus years.  In your area if you put the tree outside, it surly will become infected by HLB which is an incurable diseases

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Leaf cuttings citrus propagation
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:31:47 PM »
Kulasa, then is it not coming from the leaf, but rather from what you are calling the nob.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: MIC Hybrid
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:18:28 PM »
Sounds like a wonderful citrus variety.  I have never heard of it before your post.  Welcome to this forum.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best Potting Soil
« on: February 14, 2024, 02:57:55 PM »
I and many others use the 5-1-1 medium for citrus.  5-1-1 is 5 parts pine bark fines (pieces at 1\4") plus 1 part peat moss, and 1 part perlite.  If you do not want to cut your pieces into the proper size, you can go to any larger pet supply store and purchase a bag of Repti Bark.  Also add dolomite as the calcium source.   Soak the wood chips over night before blending the potting mixture. This formula gives equal parts of solid particles, air, and water when the medium is completely saturated.  This mixture also eliminates the perched water table in the container..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit Tree Fungus
« on: February 12, 2024, 11:56:47 AM »
I  also agree with Galatians  concerning the fungus.  The control for the disease is easily found on the internet. Longer periods of dry weather also greatly helps the problem.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Citrus daoxianensis (Daoxian wild mandarin)
« on: February 11, 2024, 03:19:30 PM »
I once grew the Bizzarria , but eventually replaced it with a grapefruit.  As Bizzarria is not eatable.  I originally got the tree from Lazz.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit Tree Fungus
« on: February 11, 2024, 02:57:08 PM »
Your grapefruit tree may have a little fungus, but I believe the main problem with the tree is that it is greatly under fertilized.  A tree that size should be fertilized 3 times a year.  Many growers in your area use either a 6-6-6 or a 8-8-8 formula fertilizer, or some formulation close to those ratios.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: February 09, 2024, 04:21:03 PM »
Your growing conditions are not hot enough.  When I grew Chandler I kept my night time temperatures at 50F night, and 80/90F daytime.  Thee fruit was pink in color.

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Couple comments.  1. Why does anyone bother with citrus like Citrondarin.   2. I grow both meiwa and nagami and I find meiwa MUCH sweeter than nagami.  However, each to their own.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Severe (to me) white fly on 3-4 Meyer
« on: February 04, 2024, 12:34:36 PM »
Yes, it is surely white fly.   You can spray with horticultural oil which will kill all the insects eggs. Then keep a careful watch and  reapply if and when necessary.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: 285yr old Lemon
« on: February 03, 2024, 01:42:53 PM »
Lauta is correct. The seed are long past dead.   The buyer of the lemon must have a lot of extra cash.

Xie Shan is excellent.   Valentine Pumelo is very sweet with no acid.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grapefruit tree issues
« on: February 01, 2024, 06:48:04 PM »
It looks greatly undernourished,  what is your fertilizer schedule. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Switching from juvenile to adult
« on: January 27, 2024, 01:22:23 PM »
It is the wind against a tree shaking the tree back and forth that generates resistance that provides stem strength to the tree.   

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Growing Sour Orange Tree in Florida
« on: January 25, 2024, 04:25:52 PM »
None of the above citrus varieties are resistant to HLB.  In Florida, they will be doomed.  Citrus seedlings when they germinate and grow they will also be killed by HLB.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Very puffy Kishu mandarins
« on: January 25, 2024, 12:45:57 PM »
If left on the tree too long they get quite puffy and loose some of their fresh taste.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bonsai from kumquat on YouTube
« on: January 25, 2024, 12:36:33 PM »
He sure plants a lot of trees in very small pots.  It is no wonder the fruit ae so small.  I think it is Meiwa. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrapot Planting
« on: January 23, 2024, 05:32:22 PM »
When you remove your new citrus tree from the citrapot you will be amazed how large the tree's root system will be.  VERRY CAREFULLY spread out the root system somewhat to approximately  match the container you are going to replant into.  DO NOT BE IN A HURRY.  BE CAREFFUL NOT TO DAMAGE THE ROOT SYSTEM. DO NOT LET THE ROOTS DRYOUT WHILE YOU ARE TRAMSPLANTING THE TREE.   Using a water spray from a hose helps greatly.

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