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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:35:16 PM »
There has been a lot of discussion concerning thick peel, thin peel, knobbed necked fruit, no knob  fruit, smooth peel and bubbly peel, all seen on they same citrus variety, notably concerning Xie Shan.  Yesterday I was looking at my in ground Ponkan mandarin tree.  I found on that tree, fruit with smooth peel, bubbly peel, knobbed fruit and completely round fruit, thick and thin peel fruit, but all of the fruit were Ponkan, and all growing on he same tree..  As to the Xie Shan discussion of these traits  could be different cultivars of Xie Shan, I don't think so.  Just different development of the same fruit.  Kind of like humans, not all look the same, but they ae still just human.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Should we be bare rooting trees?
« on: October 17, 2021, 06:18:14 PM »
>>> I have damaged many roots over the years & never had a setback.<<<

Damaged roots will certainly cause a set back to a tree, how damaging the set back depends on the amount of roots that were damaged.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Should we be bare rooting trees?
« on: October 17, 2021, 01:29:49 PM »
I bare root my trees when I transplant them.  When bare rooting a tree's root ball, do not rush and do not just force the old medium to dislodge.  The small root hairs will be damaged. Bare rooting can be a slow process, and all the while the roots must be kept moist. Any forceful removing of the original medium will break off the small root hairs, which must be avoided.  A partial bare rooting of the outer portion of the root ball is better than no bare rooting at all.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Anyone growing Croxton Grapefruit?
« on: October 16, 2021, 01:30:19 PM »
Citradia - very interesting .  Have you heard anything about a Citrus Expo this year?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: PROBLEMS
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:39:06 AM »
I received no help from anyone.  I just reregistered using my old password  It went right through.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Mystery citrus seedling trait
« on: October 10, 2021, 06:17:06 PM »
I don't have an answer, but your tree certainly looks very healthy.  You have done a very good job growing it.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: yellow branches on poncirus
« on: October 10, 2021, 06:13:30 PM »
It is now getting close to the middle of October.  Some leaves on my trifoliate are turning yellow.  It is normal at this time of year.

Citrus General Discussion / PROBLEMS
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:45:39 PM »
After the Tropical Fruit Forum was down for several days I noticed that I had to reregister in order to place new postings.  If you can't post you will need to reregister.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Variegated section on Pink Finger Lime?
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:48:32 PM »
I certainly go along with what Citrange wrote.  As to applying light, it certainly would not hurt, and perhaps help.

Citrus General Discussion / CA HLB Infected Tree Update
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:09:42 PM »
Currently in California 2,402 residential citrus trees have been found infected with HLB. (Citrus Greening).

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: September 29, 2021, 09:53:17 AM »
My container trees are in 13 gallon containers.  Gritty mix would be way to heavy, plus the constant watering.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: CCPP budwood order
« on: September 24, 2021, 03:51:16 PM »
SC400 your list of good tasting fruit is right on.  Ponkan could possible rise near the top of the list if it did not produce so many seeds.  Ponkan would be a good variety for UCR to put through an irradiate program to make a seedless Ponkan.  My Ponkan tree has a nice crop this year.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Xie Shan- fruit photos
« on: September 24, 2021, 10:52:23 AM »
Most fruits in one cluster then I ever heard of.

Citrus General Discussion / Trying A New Growth Medium
« on: September 23, 2021, 11:21:36 AM »

I am trying a new growth medium  It is made from 50 percent Turface MVP and 50 percent potting soil.  It seems to have good
drainage and aeration.  I know that Brian, a member of this forum has been using it with good results.  I believe it was first invented by Laaz.  Although I have not been using it very long, so far so good.  Most of my trees are growing in a 5-1-1 bark peat and perlite mixture with good results, it has to be watered so often that it is a hassle during the hot summer months.  As time goes by I will post how the new medium does.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Yuzu Leaf Diagnosis - Hypopigmentation?
« on: September 23, 2021, 10:26:37 AM »
Piss P your tree's leaves certainly are not showing a Magnesium deficiency.  The symptoms for a magnesium deficiency is a darker green delta shape at the bottom of the leaf structure on an other wise green leaf.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: repotting a young meyer in september?
« on: September 21, 2021, 10:52:54 AM »
As a point of clarification citrus don't go dormant. Their growth does slow down, but not dormant. Over the years I have transplanted citrus during every time of the year.   About 95% of damage to a root system during transplanting is caused by the person doing the transplanting.  A careful, not rushed transplanting can be carried out at any time.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: sunburn from led lights?
« on: September 21, 2021, 10:45:12 AM »
I seriously doubt the slight damage to incubator's tree leaves was caused by LED lighting.  I agree the leaves show soluble salts damage from the fertilizer over supply.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Which rootstock has more cold hardiness?
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:33:33 AM »
Galattians522, your post is very informative  -  good information.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: which nutrient deficiency (photo)
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:09:53 PM »
It is hard to tell from you photo.  The symptoms of an iron deficiency shows up on the new growth with green veins on a light yellowish green leaf.  An iron deficiency can also  be caused by a lack of sufficient iron, and also by high pH growing situations.  Manganese deficiency, deficient leaves have very similar symptoms as iron, except the green veins have green boarders along side the veins.   If it is a manganese deficient problem the tree will probably  take care of it on its onw.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Madison Citrus; the very finest
« on: September 15, 2021, 03:40:38 PM »
I fully agree,  The very best citrus tree I ever purchased came from Maddison Citrus Nursery. 

It Depends

In CUPS Culture (Citrus Under Protective Screens)  CUPS is a screened Greenhouse Structure.

The Univ. Of Florida found that CUPS trees almost doubled in growth compared to outside.
CUPS trees growing in 25 liter containers produced 2,600 boxes of fruit  per acre.
CUPS trees growing in 35 liter containers produced even more.

Outside citrus in Florida average 200 boxes/ acre (due to HLB)

Mostly only when I  see scale  Mealy bug is another insect that seems to show up every now and then.

I use horticultural spray (40 grams oil/gallon H20)  Works very well.  Scale in a highly invasive insect, and you need to constantly watch out for them. 

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