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Possible nitrogen deficiency.  Symptom start out as yellow/orange veins with some green out on far side.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus macrophylla
« on: Today at 01:51:05 PM »
What is the reason for growing Citrus macrophylla?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: xie shan satsuma
« on: September 18, 2022, 01:41:31 PM »
Sorry I don't remember, it was ten or more years ago.  You can probably find it at Madison Citrus Nursery 

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: xie shan satsuma
« on: September 18, 2022, 12:35:23 PM »
Mike, I have grown Xie Shan for 10 years.  The taste is amazing.  I have attended three Citrus Expositions, at two of the expos (Charleston and Alabama) there was a best tasting citrus contest.  Xie Shan won  at both expo. I grow my tree inside a large greenhouse, so I cannot attest to it cold hardiness.  However, Satsuma as a group, are considered a hardier fruit, tut to what degree I cannot say..

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root girdling
« on: September 15, 2022, 10:47:29 AM »
I agree with Brian's assessment.  I also would  do nothing.  Looks OK.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« on: September 13, 2022, 05:58:21 PM »
Pager i am not sure of the species, I received the seeds from Eyeckr a member of this forum.  You can enquire from him.

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« on: September 13, 2022, 11:53:38 AM »
I originally had two Ginger Limes trees, both grown from seed.  I got impatient waiting for blooms and cut the tree down to toss it into the dumpster.  Then sadly I noticed flowers on the top of the tree but it was two late.   The blooming time from seed to flower was only 3 years. Now I only have one tree.  I frequently chew on the leaves as I pass by the tree, as the leaves have a good ginger taste. 

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
curator/Research Leader
Microbiology & Plant Pathology | (951) 827-6980

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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.

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