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Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:06 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post



These fruits are Quarantined also.
I have so many, and I can't share them. BooHoo..

Phyllis So.California Zone 9
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Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:19 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Make a concentrate out of them and give that away.

EJ So. Calif Zone 10a
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Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:22 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

That's a shame that you can't give them away...I was going to give you my mailing address :-)

They sure look good.

SwampRose western Washington zone 8
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Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:41 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Phyllis why are they quarantined? Is there something wrong with them? Or is this due to Californias strict laws on Citrus and other plants?

Formerly_ci New York Zone 6/7
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 12:15 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

But you can eat them right?
Fresh squeezed OJ..MMM...Sunkist should buy the rights to your orange photo

Mnique Québec Zone 5
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 12:29 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I love them both. In Dad's village in southern France there is an annual lemon festival with floats decorated all in lemons. Amazing too!

Do you know how long the quarantine will last? Next year too?

gardenbug Ontario, Canada zone 5b, USDA zone 4
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Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 12:58 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Those are beauties! Fresh juice from your own tree must be wonderful.

SusanQ - Zone 4b-5b Wisconsin

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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 01:36 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

The quarantine is because of the Mexican fruit fly.It is a vey serious thing. Millions of $ will be lost because of it.
EJ is right we can squeeze them and use the juice.

Phyllis So.California Zone 9
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Posted on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 05:55 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Phyllis, we also get far too many citrus. With the lemons I squeeze the juice and freeze them in ice block trays. They keep indefinitely. Really handy when there is a shortage. I guess the same could be done with the oranges.

Carolyn, Qld. Aust
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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 12:17 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

you could use the juice cubes in punch. We used to live in northern CA and they got really touchy about the plant thing, coming and going.

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Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:51 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Wow, I would make WINE with it!!!

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques33.asp

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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 11:52 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

hi
i hear that the leaves of a tree are the energy parts of a tree
my lime tree of 4 years planted in the ground is only half covered with leaves.
what can i do to produce more leaves?
no problem with flowers and fruit,it is loaded and still making more on bare wood
what is the life of a lime tree?}}

Badwolf - texas, Zone "9"
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 03:51 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Welcome to Gardenbuddies, Badwolf.

If your lime tree didn't have enough energy it wouldn't be making all those flowers and fruit.

Many people overfertilize with nitrogen and have mostly leaves and not as much flowers and fruit as they would like. It sounds to me like you're doing it right already.

What kind of lime tree is this? Is it a key lime? They are very frost tender and do not like windy places.

The lime tree is a symbol of longevity and some have been known to live for centuries. This is not true of grafted trees, however.

Any photos?

Anne, Washington State, Zone 5
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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 08:12 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

anne,

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took some time to upload the pic.(grandkids were not around)
this was a mail order plant, not a key lime,these are larger than key

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Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 03:24 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hi Badwolf,

The only experience I have is with key lime, and that was a long time ago.

It doesn't look to me as though your tree is seriously lacking in leaves, though it's hard to tell without seeing the whole tree.

I searched for images of the larger lime trees on Google -- they are not all heavily-leafed either, though some are more dense than the ones at the links posted below.

Links:
http://www.pwcmoneytree.com/images/lime_tree_alley.jpg
http://www.chateau-dordogne.com/images/chateau/lime-tree.jpg
http://www.asgtrees.co.uk/images/newimages/working-lime.jpg
http://www.hernacki.com/paul/photos/Limetree1.jpg

As for fertilizing, there were good articles on fertilizing citrus trees at

http://www.ehow.com/how_3644_fertilize-citrus-trees.html
and
http://westernfarmpress.com/mag/farming_spring_best_time/

which would probably apply to limes as well.

Anne, Washington State, Zone 5
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Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 01:32 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

How wonderful to have to have such lovely citrus trees in your garden but a shame about the quarantine.
As I was growing up Philis we had a rhyme Oranges and Lemons something like and the bells of St Clements.Having a mental block can't remember the rest but it did come me to mind as I saw your oranges and lemons.

Scotkat - Scotland, Zone "?"

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