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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« on: February 20, 2024, 09:44:24 PM »
My second Turunji from Logie's just died. It, like the first one, was severely pot bound when I received it. Is there another vendor that sells them?

I finally tasted the fruit this year. It looks and tastes like a lemon but sweeter. It does not look like a Satsuma. Did CCCP send me the wrong cutting?

Was this grown without protection from the elements?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with my tree?
« on: August 25, 2023, 09:51:12 AM »
I just got this email from Madison:My apologies that you were concerned with the tree.  The tree just needs to be fertilized.  After we have so much growth in the greenhouse we cut back on the fertilizer so that the trees slow down in growth otherwise they get too large for the shipping boxes and we have to top them then wait for them to flush out again before we can send them to customers.  Instead of doing heavy pruning we just slow down feeding them.  Just give it some fertilizer and it will green up and be happy / healthy.  We recommend a slow release 13-6-6 or similar or if you want to you can use a water soluble miracle grow during the first few waterings and it will bounce back just fine.
So, do I need to treat with foliar zinc spray?

Citrus General Discussion / What is wrong with my tree?
« on: August 24, 2023, 10:09:06 PM »
I just got a calamondin from Madison Citrus and was disappointed to find something g wrong with many of its leaves. What is wrong with it and what should I do?

Cold Hardy Citrus / These survived -10 F
« on: July 24, 2023, 03:32:40 PM »
Last winter, we had a day when it got down to -10 F and these two in ground trees survived without any damage and with no protection.
The pic below is a 5 ft tall flying dragon:

I took a sucker of a trifoliate rootstock (do not know what it is) and rooted it years ago. It is now at least 6 ft tall and this what it looks like now:

They are my go to nursery. All trees I have gotten for them were much better than trees from other nurseries (Including Four Winds) and prices are very reasonable.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is this pot big enough?
« on: May 28, 2023, 09:38:13 AM »
The bottom of root ball falling off may mean you have root rot.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: USDA says silicon helps citrus
« on: May 26, 2023, 08:53:25 AM »
Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt supplies silicon (and potassium).

Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Wanted: kumquat and mandarin cuttings
« on: May 24, 2023, 02:52:52 PM »
I am looking for kumquat and mandarin scions to graft onto rootstock. Need total of 10 cuttings. Would be happy to pay. (I am in Massachusetts which does not have quarantine requirement.)

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Root rot cure
« on: February 10, 2023, 09:31:54 PM »
I see no holes.

Citrus General Discussion / Root rot cure
« on: February 07, 2023, 10:50:43 PM »
I have had problems with root rot and have never been able to successfully deal with it. I have tried removing the old soil mix with fresh mix and/or soaking roots with dilute hydrogen peroxide but that did not work.
Have any of you had success treating root rot?
(I am not looking for how to prevent root rot. I want to know how to cure it.)
N.B.: I am careful not to over water. I have had root rot in gritty mix (equal parts fir bark, Turface MVP, Gran-I-Grit) and 5:1:1 mix of pine bark fines, Perlite peat moss).

Here is one article:
Could not find any scientific studies but did not look deeply

P stands for Poncirus

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Turunji - A Citrus You Eat Like An Apple
« on: December 26, 2022, 10:27:28 PM »
I have the same complaint about Logee's. Every citrus tree I bought from them has been severely root bound in two inch pots. I had trouble untangling the roots and in one case, there was one thick root that encircled the small pot and I was unable to untangle it. I have stopped buying trees from them.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to save a limonella tree
« on: December 11, 2022, 08:24:38 AM »
More information is needed in order to diagnose the problem. Is it in a container or planted in ground? If in container, how much light does it get, what temperature, what soil mix, how often do you water, etc.?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Is dwarfing rootstock necessary?
« on: December 03, 2022, 11:10:16 AM »
@poncirsguy I have successfully rooted a few (not trifoliate) but my success rate is very low. My success rate for (cleft) grafts is also very low.
@pagnr I have not yet decided what I want but it will probably be kumquats and/or mandarins.

Citrus General Discussion / Is dwarfing rootstock necessary?
« on: December 02, 2022, 11:36:29 PM »
I am planning on getting some citrus cuttings and propagating them. I need to decide whether I should root them or graft them. They will be grown in containers. So, should I root or graft?

I have a question to add to the above: what are the light requirements under those conditions?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: How to keep citrus alive in winter? Zone 8b/7
« on: September 23, 2022, 10:30:27 PM »
How cold do citrus have to be to survive winter in the dark?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Decent germination of "large fruited Poncirus"
« on: August 28, 2022, 10:44:55 AM »
How long will it take for the seedlings to bear fruit?

Citrus General Discussion / Re: How to cut mandarin tree
« on: August 03, 2022, 01:48:24 PM »
@Millet Would cutting off the top 25% inhibit fruit production?

Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Fukushu grafted to Flying dragon
« on: July 09, 2022, 10:33:31 AM »
Nice job, Steve.
How old is the Flying Dragon?
How do you prevent your plants from being blown off the roof? I am thinking of putting some on my roof but am afraid they will be blown off or blown over.

Citrus General Discussion / Re: Foliar Chlorosis?
« on: May 17, 2022, 10:42:02 PM »
I am not convinced that the grass is a significant competitor for nutrients. Are there any scientific papers about this?

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