Any news on Fl ban ending?

birdsnbloomsMarch 3, 2011

Has anyone heard whether or not Florida's Citrus ban will end in the near future?

All but a couple of my citrus were purchased in Fl..from Briteleaf and Harris Citrus. I would like to add a few more trees...Getting antsy, lol.

This ban has been going on, what 5-6 years?

I'd appreciate an update..thanks much, Toni

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Toni, I don't know the answer to your question, but I will tell you that I've been seeing a lot more publicity about Citrus Greening disease of late. Heck, it's even been on our local news! I doubt that we'll see the ban relaxed any time soon.

Have you looked into nurseries in the other citrus states?

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 4:17PM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

We can't get citrus shipped into Arizona, but luckily one local nursery carries a huge selection.

I got a pink variegated Eureka last week.

Have you checked local ?

JoJo

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 5:39PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

hopeful, I haven't heard of anything lately.
Meanwhile, you might wanna take up grafting. If you can get good rootstock, Logees has quite a few NICE varieties of citrus (I believe thiers are rooted cuttings but you can take a piece to graft onto the rootstock).
Some of them, I haven't even seen around here in FL yet soooo.. I just watched a really good grafting video this morning. This guy at Fairchild Botanical Garden makes it look so easy lol. I have done a few grafts before and had some success. Here's a link to the video.

Here is a link that might be useful: cleft graft

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 6:14PM
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