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PostSubject: Citrus season!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:53 am

The citrus and mandarines are very sweet and juicy. I ate this mandarine while walking around the garden.


Couldn't fit the 609 gram washington navel in after though.


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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:17 pm

Bumper crop there Gail and big ones. a meal there certainly not a snack.
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Guy down the corner put all citrus trees in the front garden when they banned us watering with a hose a few years back, I noticed yesterday lots of the fruit on the ground it makes me wonder why people bother, sheer waste I would have them in a box near the gate with a free sign on them..
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:24 pm

It is a waste. There is a house near a friend's place that has there whole front paddock full of citrus and since new people moved in a few years ago it all goes to waste on the ground.

Not many go to waste here though usually have trouble getting the kids to eat the last few... getting sick of them by then. We've already given quite a few away to friends and inlaws and still plenty left.
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:10 pm

But what a great feeling to be able to give freely Gail..
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:50 pm

Great looking fruit Gail. Innisfail is the place for citris rotting under trees.such waste.
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:58 am

Great crop Gail!

I have had a few lime this year - quite small but very tasty and my boss (Kerrie) loves them....in drinks! Actually, my boss at work enjoys them too!

No other fruit trees fruiting yet. Even that one you gave me Mary-Anne. It has lovely foliage....but no fruit yet...not even tiny hints of flower or fruit. Amazing!
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:12 am

Thanks Gwen and Dan.

When I was at IGA yesterday, just for fun I weighed some of their average sized oranges - 3 weighed 660g and at $2.99 kg that would have made my orange worth nearly $2 gasp

It wasn't the only big one on that tree there were 3 or 4 others a similar size but they have been eaten, most of the rest of them would be around 400 grams - about the same size as on the other orange tree we have. The mandarines so far average around 200g each.

Daniel, you may have to neglect that tree a bit and threaten with the axe winky-winky
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:26 am

I wonder if I am doing something wrong Gail...only one citrus gets fruit on it so far. And we have Orange, lemon, mandarine, lime, another orange plus a couple that almost died and have grown up from rootstock.
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:33 am

I don't do anything special to mine. I forget to feed them, last time I fed these was in spring when I chucked a couple of handfuls around them. Never water them either and only trim the odd branch that gets in the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:31 am

That is a huge orange, Gail...a beauty. For the past couple of years our orange tree has been heavily infested with the orange stink bug..and we haven't had one orange.
we have tried spraying the pests, to no avail...does anyone have a sure-fire cure, thanks?
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PostSubject: Re: Citrus season!!   Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:33 am

As I recall, my grandpa used the NEFLECT model and always had great fruit on his trees.
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