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The pink coloration in Cara Cara is due to the antioxidant lycopene.  lycopene coloration is not affected by temperature.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Does this tree have citrus greening?
« on: December 28, 2022, 06:48:40 PM »
Besides the leaf miner damage, the tree looks to have a nutrition deficiency.  Iron and or Manganese.

sc4001992,  no red colored fruit is of course due to your warm location.  Let me ask you a question.  Looking at your photos and the amazing fruit set do you follow UCR's Low Biuret Urea  spray program?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: At my wits end with these two citrus trees
« on: December 27, 2022, 03:46:07 PM »
First, the tree started out wrong.  When planting a citrus tree one should only  dig a hole large enough for the tree fit into.  Then back fill should be only the dirt that was removed when the hole was dug.  I agree with 1rainman that the tree has HLB.  You need to consult your county agricultural department right away.

Citrus General Discussion / Christmas
« on: December 24, 2022, 09:05:08 PM »
A very Merry Christmas to all.  Jesus is born.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to remove pulp from seed
« on: December 21, 2022, 12:30:40 PM »
:Large commercial nurseries crush the fruit under water string the resulting mixture with pectinase and warm  temperatures to separate the seed from the pulp  and washing out the seed.  The washed seed is surface sterilized with 125F water for 10 minutes, dipped in 1% Hydroxyquinoline sulfate, air dried on screens in the shade, and packaged in plastic bags, When storing, it is important to leave these storage bags open initially until the seed equilibrate with the refrigeration temperature, Fresh seed can be stored at 40-F for as long as 6 months.

Poncirusguy, your Fukushu kumquat tree on FD is an EXCELENT healthy looking tree.  Also seems very well balanced.  Congratulations on such a fine tree.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Do Satsumas get better with age?
« on: December 05, 2022, 12:45:01 PM »
edweather, when you say our tree is a few years of age.  I take that to mean the tree is 2 years old.  Most citrus varieties do not produce quality fruit until at least 5 years old at the earliest  As the saying goes...... Good things come to those who wait..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus Aurantifolia no growth
« on: December 02, 2022, 01:16:27 PM »
Looking at the tree's leaves, the tree looks to be under nourished.  Have you been fertilizing the tree?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: New Zealand Lemonade polyembryonic?
« on: December 02, 2022, 01:06:35 PM »
Would be easy enough to find out by planting numerous seeds, and see if you only get one seedling, or multiple seedlings peer seed.

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.

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