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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« on: September 11, 2022, 05:09:16 PM »
Poncirusguy, nice well balanced tree.  Good job.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« on: September 11, 2022, 12:56:55 PM »
I have both Meiwa and Fukushu.  I like Meiwa better, but both are keepers.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: September 10, 2022, 01:22:00 PM »
Malhar, an amazing fruit set on your tree.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Anyone selling green tangerines?
« on: September 02, 2022, 01:41:56 PM »
Many mandarins are ready to eat before they turn orange.

The graft show is identical of how one grafts walnuts. I call in a patch graft.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Meyer lemon
« on: September 01, 2022, 12:31:22 PM »
If the tree has not produced fruit yet, being it is now 5 years old, the tree should produce next year or the year after that.

Limeberry is closely related to citrus.  I don't know if it is close enough to cross propagate.  Does sound interesting.

Plant a citrus seed to grow a tree to maturity (6 to 10 years), is worth it if you want a challenge, and to prove to yourself that you did it successfully  Otherwise just purchase a grafted tree, and have fruit in 1 to 2 years.

Contact Robert below and you might be able to get one, or information where you should look.

Robert Krueger
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Temperature
« on: August 29, 2022, 05:22:48 PM »
Pagnr, again very helpful information.  My green Finger Lime is growing in direct  full summer sun, and looks exactly as you describe in the above post.  The tree is a container tree, so I will move it into a partial sun/shade environment and watch how it does.  Thanks.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: pruning or staking very long branches
« on: August 29, 2022, 05:15:24 PM »
You can prune the branch, it is not a problem.  As fruit grows on new growth, it might not fruit for a year.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Propper tree for potted Citrus
« on: August 29, 2022, 04:59:22 PM »
Mandarins on Flying Dragon do well in container culture.

The actual reason that commercial growers never grow citrus from seed, is not because the seed will produce fruit different from the mother tree, or poor quality fruit..  The reason is because a seed grown citrus tree takes much, much, much longer to come into fruit then a grafted tree, .Purely economic.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Temperature
« on: August 28, 2022, 01:24:25 PM »
In the Southern Hemisphere December and January are the hot (Summer) months.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Temperature
« on: August 27, 2022, 05:37:20 PM »
pagnr, good information.  I appreciate your information.  Thanks

Citrus General Discussion / Temperature
« on: August 27, 2022, 03:02:25 PM »
n Australia what is the average summer daytime high temperature in the area where Finger Limes live in the wild?

Citrus seedlings DO NOT revert back to the wild forms.  Most all citrus seed produce true to the mother tree.  Some might be a little less or a little  better than the mother tree, but most will be the same quality as fruit produced on the mother tree.

A pH of 5.5 is ideal for citrus.  I would not change it.

The first 3 photos show an iron deficiency. The symptoms of an iron deficiency in citrus are leaves with dark green veins on otherwise a yellowish leaf.  The deficiency is caused by a lack of the mineral iron, or also the plant growing in a high pH medium.  Picture #4 shows a manganese deficiency.  Manganese deficiencies are rather common on newer growth, and the plant should correct the situation on it own. The last picture I am not sure what the problem is.  Did you recently spray the plant with something?

The majority of people in this nation, prefer citrus with a sweet/tart flavor. 

Citrus General Discussion / Re: seedling Fukushu kumquat tree
« on: August 18, 2022, 04:25:15 PM »
Good luck.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Donaldson Orange - New Hope for HLB?
« on: August 18, 2022, 04:00:30 PM »
The Donaldson tree has HLB, but shows an amazing tolerance to the disease.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Washington navel wont flower
« on: August 15, 2022, 11:01:15 AM »
Relatively low temperatures (night 50F to 65F) promote citrus flowering.  Increasing the chilling temperatures from 2 to 8 weeks increases both the number of floral shoots and flowers per shoot. In semitropical and tropical citrus growing areas, winter water deficit stress is imposed on citrus trees of all cultivars to compensate for inadequate exposure to low temperature during mild winters.  Winter water stress to induce flowering is commonly practiced  by Florida growers and other warms growing locations to promote flowering.

1rainman. you say mandarins and satsumas, which are the types of citrus Georgia citrus growers grow, are junk types????

Poncirusguy, nice looking container tree.  Well balanced.

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