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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated varieties and shade?
« on: November 28, 2022, 10:23:12 AM »
In the above post, Tru suggested that variegated plants require more sun, due to the smaller portion of green pigmentation (chlorophyll) portion of the leaf produces less energy that a leaf that is entirely green.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: November 26, 2022, 06:00:25 PM »
Your Xie Shan looks ready.  Pick one and test it.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand Lemonade polyembryonic?
« on: November 26, 2022, 02:03:34 PM »
I do not know about NZL exactly whether it is mono or polyembryonic  but I can say this> Almost all lemons and pure mandarins are true to type from seed.  NZL is a  cross between a lemon and a mandarin.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: First time citrus (Beginner)
« on: November 23, 2022, 12:27:44 PM »
I agree with W,. straight Miracle Grow is NOT a good growing medium for container citrus trees. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: November 21, 2022, 09:26:21 PM »
Citradia,  do not pick the fruit green, Wait until it matures into a yellow fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: when to pick Chandler pummelo?
« on: November 21, 2022, 11:20:55 AM »
The Chandler tree I once had produced pink fruit.  During the winter months my heater is set to turn on when the greenhouse temperature falls to 40 degrees F. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Curled up leaves clementine hernandina
« on: November 18, 2022, 10:35:53 AM »
The leaves are somewhat curled, but overall the tree looks quite healthy.  Even the leaf curl is not that bad.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: First time citrus (Beginner)
« on: November 17, 2022, 04:46:14 PM »
Many growers use the 5-1-1 Mix (5 parts 1/4" pine bark, 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Also many growers use a 50:50 mix of Turface MVP and  Miracle Grow Garden Soil. Both are good draining mediums.  For 1/4" pine bark you can  use  Reptibark reptile bedding found on line or at  most larger Pet Supply Stores.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 14, 2022, 05:53:20 PM »
sc4001992  looking at your picture shown above, the NZL rind looks to still be green, and not completely mature.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand lemonade fruit
« on: November 14, 2022, 11:02:26 AM »
I go along with Poncirusguy,  my NZL fruit are mildly sweet and very mildly sour.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Okitsu Wase and Miho Wase Satsumas
« on: November 12, 2022, 04:35:50 PM »
Jim, I have an inground 20-year old Cara Cara orange growing on a Flying Dragon rootstock inside a large greenhouse that is now 11 ft. tall and 15-ft. wide.  The greenhouse is in zone 5.  I think trees on Flying Dragon produce good quality fruit.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: experimenting with clay soil in containers
« on: November 03, 2022, 12:09:47 PM »
I have been using 5-1-1 medium for a long time.  It is a good medium. About a year ago I potted a tree in 50:50 mix of Turface MVP, and peat and I totally agree with Citradia, it is an outstanding medium.  Going forward as I repot my trees, all will be switched over to the 50/50 Turface/Miracle Grow Garden Soil mix.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bloomsweet
« on: October 30, 2022, 03:44:01 PM »
Bloomsweet (also known a Kinkoji) is really not a pummelo,  It is a cross of pummelo and a mandarin.  Many mandarins are ready to eat before the peel becomes yellow. Perhaps that is why Bloomsweet when picked still green, is good to eat.

I attended two Southeastern Citrus Expositions taste testing contest for the best tasting citrus. Both of the contest named Xie Shan Satsuma as the best tasting citrus.  This was  done by the vote of all the attendees at each Exposition.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My Ichang lemon pics 10/24/22
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:10:46 PM »
You have been successful with your winter protected trees for quite some time.  Good growing.

If fine indoors , but curled damaged leaves when out on the balcony it is almost certainly caused by thrips sucking out the juices from the leaves.  Thrips damage normally is on new young growth, and not so much of firm mature leaves.  You can kill the thrips by a horticultural oil spray, or ever a soapy water spray.  Spray both to upper and lower portion of the leaf.  To avoid the damage, you should spray all new growth every 3 or 4 days until he leaves firm up.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat yield
« on: October 20, 2022, 12:00:24 PM »
Rispa, the Meiwa is really round and sweet.

It looks exactly like citrus mite damage.  The previous owner must have never sprayed the tree to eliminate the mites, so they just kept sucking out all the chlorophyll from the leaves. This is the worst mite damage I have ever seen.  To insure that the mites are either dead or gone, spray the leaves with a horticultural oil, or neem oil, or even two or three soapy waters sprays.  Never spray a citrus tree during the heat of the day.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan Ripe Yet?
« on: October 17, 2022, 10:10:39 AM »
Many Satsuma are ready before the fruit turns yellow.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus issues
« on: October 13, 2022, 05:50:07 PM »
Your tree has all the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.  Apply Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) at 4 Oz./gallon of WARM water as a foliar spray to the top and bottom of the leaves.  Do not apply during high temperatures or low humility.  Apply in the morning or late afternoon.

Here is some additional information taken from the internet:  Magnesium deficiency has been a major problem in citrus production.  Mg deficiency is commonly referred to as “bronzing.” Trees with inadequate Mg may have no symptoms in the spring growth flush, but leaf symptoms develop as the leaves age and the fruit expand and mature in the summer and fall.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My citrus collection [EU - Antwerp]
« on: October 13, 2022, 11:38:15 AM »
For citrus calcium nutrition, I have always used calcium nitrate every 5 or 6 watering.  As far as I know calcium nitrate is just about the only completely soluble calcium fertilizer.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Kumquat yield
« on: October 10, 2022, 06:16:39 PM »
I have  four of the kumquat varieties, marumi, meiwa, nagami and fukushu.  They all seem to produce about the same .

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: My first poncirus fruit to drop this year
« on: October 08, 2022, 02:37:16 PM »
Citradia, your poncirus tree is quite large to protect during your area's winters.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for meyer lemon tree
« on: October 05, 2022, 12:33:43 PM »
I'm sure you can get the tree from
Madison Citrus Nursery

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: woodchips for heat
« on: October 04, 2022, 06:33:28 PM »
Personally, I would purchase a heating unit.

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