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Citrus Greening News
Found this update in the local paper along with a short clip:
Hope they get us some good news soon. With all the talk about weevils, greening, Fusarium, ganoderma, lethal yellowing, and TPPD, we could all use a little good news.
Sunquat/Lemonquat Variegated New Branch
Here is my sunquat/lemonquat that has recently added a new branch which is variegated. It showed virtually no damage after our ultimate low of 20º F this past January. I grew it from seed and the mother plant showed no variegation. Is this common? I have had other plants purchased as variegated plants (such as Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata') which often has normal new growth as they tend to revert back but I've never seen the opposite before.
Looking to get into citrus, questions on hardy varieties
So far Ive narrowed it down to:
Owari Satsuma Tree: Citrus reticulata 'Owari'
Nagami Kumquat: Fortunella margarita
I dont have a ton of space since Im using my best microclimate + greenhousing for Jan and Feb (will be built around the trees as they are going in the ground). I was originally going for a changsha but was told they werent very good, and this isnt about ornamental fruit as I want to eat from them. Any input on what Im looking at or other sweet varieties ( I know kumquats arent sweet lol) that are cold hardy. Also anyone know how tall and wide I can expect these to get? Thanks!
That time of the year.
Citrus is all ripening.
Blood clementine, Ruby red, Variegated orange & Australian bloodlime.
I've been growing these for over ten years. Great little hybrid Fingerlime x Eustis limequat. The inside is like caviar.