My small farm
First, I want to thank the generous contributors to this forum who have helped me grow citrus, meaning not only those who responded to my posted questions but also the dozens or earlier notes that I have read and learned from.
Allow me to share with you a few photos from my home. I have a small farm, near 15 acres, My wife and I are in early retirement, and income is a welcome but secondary concern.
My soil is good quality, but shallow in places before hitting the soft volcanic bedrock.
These are trash trees in the photo, until my fruit is large enough.
Below is an area already planted with citrus, custard apple, soursop, star apple, abiu and several other fruits. The big trees (mango, cashew, tamarind, and jackfruit) are up the hill.
My shadehouse, where I grow the sour orange and rough lemon rootstock, among other fruits.
Some of my cleft grafts - more successful for me than bud-grafting here because I can do it any time of the year.
One of my Meyer lemons that decided to fruit early. Should I cut it off to preserve tree energy?
Thank you for allowing me to share my farm. This forum is great.