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flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

January 11, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8304764

It has been a terrible year for oranges and grapefruits -- but this is the second crop on "Old Faithful."

(o_O)

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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

January 11, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8305016

Very nice your banana plants look well to mine are crispy critter

flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

January 11, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8305028

The bananas are hanging in, O.K.

But the clump of fruit is having a difficult time turning yellow.

Hope it makes it.

Be well

(o_O)
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 11, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8305352

My Kumquat is just now blooming - can't wait for the delicious fruit!

flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

January 12, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8306369

I think that severe pruning helps.

This is the second big crop -- and there are still some new blossoms peeking out.

They are delicious -- too.

Be well

(o_O)
angel_tree_baby
Chickenville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 19, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8319372

kumquats are hardier than oranges and lots of other citrus. You must have a Meiwa (round fruits) kumquat. They are sweeter than the nagami (more oval shaped). My dh loves kumquats. Good tip on the pruning back, I will have to remember that.

flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

January 21, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8322285

They are exceptionally sweet this year. I think that the cold nights help.

And they are in profusion!.

Be well

(o_O)
bedouin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 25, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8330662

I have a Meiwa tree, though smallish its bearing well. When do you prune yours flyboyFL?
?

flyboyFL

flyboyFL
Longboat Key, FL

January 26, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8331159

After the fruit has been taken off.

And -- when the pruning equipment is sharp.

Be well

(o_O)
bedouin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 26, 2011
5:31 PM

Post #8332263

Thanks

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