New educational citrus planting

malcolm_mannersApril 14, 2011

Hi folks,

I'm pleased to report that the James P. dePass Citrus Grove was planted today, on the Florida Southern College campus. 21 trees, 8 sweet orange varieties on several rootstocks.

More information and photos at the link below

Here is a link that might be useful: Pics of the dePass Grove

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Congratulations, Malcom. Please keep us posted on the progress of this terrific project. Ms. Curry sounds SO interesting.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 11:09PM
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malcolm_manners

More photos available for viewing at the link now. Sorry, I thought they were all visible before, but some apparently were not.
Malcolm

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 7:59AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Thank you Dr. Manners! What a worthy project, and how exciting for the students to be so involved! Wish I were a few years younger - I'd move out to Florida to get your degree in citrus agriculture. We'll be very interested in how this lovely orchard progresses! Hope we can see a listing of all the varieties that have been planted, and what's in the future for other plantings.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 10:46AM
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malcolm_manners

Hoosierquilt -- one of the photos should be of the map of the new planting -- did you not see that one? It lists scions and rootstocks for all the trees.

Yes, we do plan to add other varieties to other plantings on campus in the near future.

Malcolm

    Bookmark   April 15, 2011 at 2:29PM
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