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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Earliest ripening citrus
« on: September 23, 2023, 10:19:31 PM »
I am going to guess tha Prague ripens later than first frost.  Changsha satsuma on Flying dragon might have a chance.  I will need a cover below 10F

My Fukushu on Flying dragon grows faster than my Fukushu seedling.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Ave high and low temp
« on: September 20, 2023, 08:30:20 AM »
It is much easier to get an early spring start than to keep them growing in the fall.  It still may be very difficult to get the spring jump for fall ripening before frost.  Have you considered much earlier cold hardy satsuma varieties.  I am stuck with the same need for an early start for my citrus trees in Cincinnati.  I have not been successful for any of my citrus trees for early pre-frost fruiting.  My best guess would be to provide heat and extra light in mid winter to induce flowering and growth.  Even under 4 layers of glass heating would be very costly for me.  Lighting is cheep with these new LED lights.

Kumquat seedlings need lots of light 16 hours per day and lots of feed.  5-1-3 or 3-1-2 ratio is fine is ok

Citrus General Discussion / Insect I{D
« on: September 13, 2023, 09:26:35 AM »

Citrus General Discussion / Re: grafting kumquats to incompatible rootstock
« on: September 07, 2023, 08:12:53 PM »
Seville sour orange produces superior fruit to any other root stock.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: insulate the trunk with swimming pool noodles
« on: September 06, 2023, 10:19:40 PM »
There would be a lot of air gaps that may let the trunk get to cold.  I have not.  bubble wrap may work a lot better.

Citrus General Discussion / grafting kumquats to incompatible rootstock
« on: September 04, 2023, 02:50:20 PM »
My grafted Fukushu kumquat to Incompatible sour orange using a Poncirus trifoliata inter stock.

"Poncirsguy:  How would you rate the difficulty of your graft at 7 months?  How old do you normally let them get before grafting?  was there a reason you grafted that one at that age?"  I was new to grafting so I spliced a bud to the side of a seedling then cut off the top.  I now do T-Budding only.

My more modern grafts are T-Buds to more developed seedlings

My youngest graft was a new Zealand lemonade to a Seville sour orange of 7 months.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: An introduction, of sorts.
« on: August 29, 2023, 08:37:48 PM »
Meiwa kumquat on Flying dragon

3 year old Fukushu kumquat on Flying dragon.

1.75 year old Fukushu grafted on Poncirus trifoliata which is grafted to sour orange.

2 year old Fukushu kumquat on Flying dragon.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: An introduction, of sorts.
« on: August 29, 2023, 08:03:03 PM »
What is K x R?

Koethen sweet orange x Rubidoux trifoliate orange
Thank you; I have been wondering too

Once your tree leaves the store It can't pass out of Florida.  Mail order it at the store to your home.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: An introduction, of sorts.
« on: August 29, 2023, 12:01:54 AM »
My seed grown Meiwa kumquats were flowering and fruiting in 3 years.  My Fukushu kumquat took 5 years

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus seed vendors that can do phyto?
« on: August 11, 2023, 11:44:51 PM »
with the full word I was able to look it up.  Thanks

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus seed vendors that can do phyto?
« on: August 11, 2023, 08:32:40 AM »
What is Phyto  My neighbors' dog's name is phyto.

Citrus General Discussion / My Fortunella approach graft
« on: August 10, 2023, 05:46:45 PM »
I used a flying dragon rootstock to replace an incompatible kuharski citrange for my Meiwa kumquat.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: grafted citus trees
« on: July 28, 2023, 12:11:58 PM »

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: These survived -10 F
« on: July 25, 2023, 07:50:23 AM »
My potted PT went down to -12F with no problems and it was out in the open.   it can go a good bit colder.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: These survived -10 F
« on: July 24, 2023, 10:38:09 PM »
Poncirus trifoliata and Flying dragon can both go down to -25F and survive.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: 45° Citrus grafting bench/station
« on: July 24, 2023, 12:34:26 PM »
I put my rootstocks up high on a pedestal.

citrus gull wasp?

Citrus General Discussion / Meiwa kumquat tree
« on: July 12, 2023, 08:17:58 PM »
Own roots In ground Meiwa kumquat tree with flower buds.

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Macrophylla Vs FD vs C-35 root stock
« on: July 11, 2023, 03:43:34 PM »
Poncirusguy, any tips on doing so? I assume containers and extending the growing season?
I grow them under lights 16 hours per day at 75F all winter into spring for extra good growth

Plant inside container.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Citrus potting soil qestion
« on: July 06, 2023, 08:38:15 AM »
Where’s the nutrients???

Perlite is useless and expensive as a potting mix additive IMO.
Better add a bit of zeolite or other clay that actually can hold on to some cations and anions.
I am with you on that.

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