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Citrus General Discussion / How to best graft small CCPP scions?
« on: March 10, 2021, 11:49:17 PM »
I ordered Ponkan Mandarin and Xie Shan Satsuma scions to topwork may orange tree. Xie Shan Satsuma scions look decent but some of the Ponkan scions are small - almost like twigs.  Any ideas how to best graft the smaller scions?

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB - Matsumoto Wase Persimmon Scions
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:03:38 PM »
I had ordered Matsumoto wase Persimmon scions from Burnt Ridge Nursery in December which were going to be shipped in February.  I even called them last month and was reassured that they have enough scions and I will be receiving mine in February.
However, now they cancelled my order stating they did not have enough.  I know it is late in the season but I wanted to check if any one has Matsumoto wase scions which they will be willing to sell?


Citrus General Discussion / Graft now or wait?
« on: February 04, 2021, 12:47:09 PM »
I have an in-ground multi-grafted mandarin tree with Algerian Freemont, Page, Kishu and Dancy tangerine grafts. To my surprise, Page and Kishu have been very bland for me.  Hence, I am thinking about cutting the page and Kishu grafts and bark-grafting with Xie Shan, Shiranui and Kinnow mandarin.

I was planning to wait untill march before grafting them but I am already seeing new growth on the tree. What I have noticed is that most of the growth occurs from February to June on my orange trees ( I am in coastal Orange County, Zone 10a, about 10 miles from the coast). Once the temperature reaches 80s, Citrus Leaf Miner (CLM) kicks in and the new growth gets stunted. If I am to graft now, it will give several months of new growth before CLM starts affecting them.

So, I am wondering if I should go ahead and graft them now or wait till March?

Thank your or your responses.

It seems that majority of the Indian/Pakaistani mangoes don't do well in Southern California. Looking through the tropical fruit forum, I gathered following information:

Alphonso: May grow well on local rootstock but does not produce well
Kesar: Some people had good success with it but did not produce well for other people
Sindhri: JF has successfully grown Sindhri but I can not find any other reports.
Imam pasand: behlgarden has successfully grown Imam pasand
Mallika: varaiable reports
Manohar: can not find enough information
Amrapali: can not find enough information

I am sure there are many other mangoes which I am missing.

Can local experts share their opinions in this regard?


I have recently planted couple mango trees in the ground and was wondering what would be that best way to water them?

I have a drip system in place which uses netafim 1/2" dripline with pressure regulated emitters every 12 inches.  For most of the trees, I make a circle of dripline around the base of the tree.  However, for smaller tree/plants it is difficult to make the circle without kinking the drip line.   

I use Rain Bird Micro-Bubblers in my potted plants but the problem is their twist cap tends to becomes either loose or too tight overtime making water flow inconsistent. I have also used spot spitters but they keep popping out of the 1/8" tubing especially when the weather is hot.

Looking at the pictures posted in the forum, it seems that many people use micro-sprinklers. Can people who use micro-sprinklers provide information about which one they use and how well do they work for them.

Thank you

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