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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Leaf Diagnosis - Hypopigmentation?
« on: September 22, 2021, 06:04:48 PM »
perhaps this link can help you even if it is in french
regards Frank

Hello Ilya, sorry for your Taitian Pomelo, but the behave of the crosses sounds good and 1m is already a nice size. Interesting to follow the progression  ;). Best regards Frank

How are the frosthardy citrumelo x pomelo crosses, are they already planted in ground to face thecoming winter without protection ?
WhT I noticed with my Bloomsweet and my Newhall orange in pots that the branches lignify very fast compared ro my other citrus varieties - this seems also to indicate a better cold hardiness. Regards Frank

nullroar, I rhink some of your mentioned varieties are pretty good for 7 b, especially Prague Citsuma, which survived last winter -16 Celsius with not much passive protection and a smal plant. Also planted in my garden survived Sanford Curafora and Morton Citrange which should have edible fruits. But why don' t you try parallel citrus in pots ? I have good results with Chandler Ponelo and other delicous citrus varieties and in winter they are in a small temperature regulated greenhouse 😀.
Regards Frank

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting on 6 week old seedlings possible ?
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:48:06 AM »
looks good :D, yes I assume that two aspects are the reason for slower growing of the grafted seedling plants than the original seedling. Citrumelo grows a bit faster than poncirus and the grafting plants need a little bit time and energy for the healing process of the grafting.

very interesting article Millet  ;D, this could also be a good method for colder climates. The only problem is to have enough space/ good place for a large greenhouse. The only thing is, after my short experience, the nutrition of potted citrus is more complicated than citrus planted free in the soil.
Regards Frank

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Grafting on 6 week old seedlings possible ?
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:26:38 PM »
Update of the grafts on young Dunstan seedlings - good grafting success, very smal fail rate

Thank you Millet for the further informations, yes the mealy bug is also a very ugly beast, I had him once in cacti  :-\
best regards Frank

Thank you Millet, you are 100% right.
Do you spray preventive, when, before overwintering in autumn? Or do you spray only if you see some scales ?

I found two citrus plants in my collection with a lot of scales. I sprayed them with oil and hope to get rid of, in former times, with only one lemon I had good results. But now I found still at two other plants in my collection a single scale, which I removed by hand.
Now I ask me if I should spry before overwintering all my citrus (ca. 70 pots)? I will overwinter them by 1 C in a greenhouse).
Who have good experiences how to protect, prevent scales.
Thank you Frank

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: TaiTri
« on: September 10, 2021, 08:23:52 AM »
Looks good Mikkel 👍

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What should i do with this pomello
« on: September 10, 2021, 03:30:32 AM »
Hello Platinyum,
I had the same question with my Chandler Pomelo last year, and in all articles I read that Pomelos need 10 C in winter to get good fruits.
But I feared in the house not to have enough light or to get insects on the plant, so I tried to cultivate my Pomelo in my greenhouse with a lowest temperature of 1 C  and when I harvested the last of 4 pomelos in April, I was content with the quality of the first fruits grown in my climate in zone 7, summer on terrace and from Nov. to april in greenhouse.
Regards Frank

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sanford Curafora
« on: September 08, 2021, 04:30:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing Florian, looks pretty good, encouraging. I always find photos of blooms and fruits wonderful in our wonderful citrus compassion  8)

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sanford Curafora
« on: September 08, 2021, 01:58:30 AM »
Thank you Till, so I think for my two fruits I still have to be patient with harvesting, but I' m happy to hear the fruits are good. Also curious how my Sanford in ground will master her second winter 🤔, while the recovering was extremely good.
Best regards Frank

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu X PT seed
« on: September 03, 2021, 01:31:25 AM »
interesting project, good luck for nice seedlings and frosthardy plants , keep us updated  ;)

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sanford Curafora
« on: September 02, 2021, 02:06:54 AM »
Thank you Mikkel, If I understand right you already had fruits on your smal tree, did they taste good ?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sanford Curafora
« on: September 01, 2021, 12:26:41 PM »
Hello Mikkel, how big are your fruits, do you have pictures ?
1 1/2 year ? Thats longer than grapefruits  ???
Thanks for your experience  :).

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Sanford Curafora
« on: August 29, 2021, 10:18:48 AM »
Thanks Florian for your information, so I' m glad to hear the fruit seems to be good tasting. For your plant I wish you good luck that the fruits still get ripe. The fruits of mine are still very small, lets see how they grow ? Climate conditions this summer are not very favorable in Germany.
Regards Frank

Cold Hardy Citrus / Sanford Curafora
« on: August 28, 2021, 09:04:55 AM »
Besides my Sanford Curafora planted 2020 in ground, I still have one in a pot, which flowered and set two fruits.
When I snipped with the nail along the fruit it smelled a little bit bitter and strong. Now I fear that the taste is perhaps not so good concerning edibility ?
Who cultivates Sanford Curafora, tasted the fruits and can give some informations to fruit specification and taste ?
Thank you Frank

Poncirusguy, sorry for the delay, here the pictures


Ichangquat, after snailattack to fresh sprouts I hadto repot, but now only rootstock sprouts  ::), don' t know if the ichangquat will survive.
regards Frank

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yellow splotches on citrus leaves
« on: August 16, 2021, 02:45:50 PM »
I think it looks like a zinc deficiency, see link ( sorry it s in french)
regards Frank

Yes, I regret not to have taken the plant into pot directly after winter for recovery. But the last years we nearly had no snails so I didn' t took that into account.
But you are right, that bigger plants have no problem to loose a few leaves or sprouts by snails.

Thomasville is a good story, Yuzuquat is an unlucky story.

Ichangquat in begin of June, two sprouts I was happy  ;D

then a few days later, a snail killed me both sprouts :-\, so I repotted the plant and now Im still hoping/waiting. I had new sprouts but from the rootstock, which I had to remove.

Ichangquat today

Thomasville today, in good shape.

Summer update of my survivors which suffered most.
Sanford with strongest recovery

Sanford Curafora


Morton Citrange

A current picture of the january grafted 6 week old Dunstan seedling on Flying Dragon (FD)  seedling with nearly same age.
After meanwhile slower growth than the not grafted Dunstan seedlings with same age, the last weeks the grafted Dunstan recovered very well
and has now nearly same hight as the other Dunstan seedlings.
Dunstan grows faster than FD, and I guess the FD/Dunstan combination needed a little bit time that the rootstock managed to deliver enough power for the fast growing Dunstan.

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