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Satsuma setu
#92142 February 16th, 2007 at 03:07 AM
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I bought a Satsuma Setu for my hubby for valentines day.I was wondering if anyone grows one.I've read its one that ripens earlier than some of the others,and its a dwarf which I did not know.

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#92143 February 16th, 2007 at 02:15 PM
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I found this info this morning

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/patiocitrus/varieties.html

It has a few bad leaves on it.

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#92144 February 20th, 2007 at 08:03 PM
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Here are a few photos.

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The leaves at top we're lighter in color,but they seem to have something.lil brown lines in leaves and leaves curling some.not sure if is one problem or more than one.

wavey I forgot to mention.I was thinking the leaves had some nutrition defientcy Duh But am watching for bugs as well.

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#92145 February 20th, 2007 at 09:25 PM
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Looks like micronutrient deficiency...iron, zinc or manganese. A foliar spray containing chelated micronutrients applied in the early spring will help solve this deficiency.

I also noticed that your citrus tree have thorns. To my knowledge, Satsuma Seto is thornless, like my dwarf Satsuma Mandarin orange Owari.

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#92146 February 21st, 2007 at 08:20 PM
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Its from Thomason Nursery.Rio valley growers for Acorn nursery.but is ordered through the feed store (saves me shipping cost)
I called.He tells me it is a Seto,but is unsure if mine was one of the grafted ones or own root ones.He says they have both,but that they are not 'thornless' they have small thorns.But we did determine that I received the correct pot.my name is on back of tag.He said they have gone unfertilized since Oct & that once I plant out & insert my citris spike.all will be well in a month or so.Says zinc& magnesuim defcientcy.
How tall is yours?He says will be 8-15 ft for me...Is that still dwarf?My plant is 4 yrs old and has fruited once I was told.I've decided to plant at corner of house so if temps DO go below 18 I can at least cover it some to protect it some and is also a warmer spot in the yard (climate pocket I call it)how far out from house do you recomend?????????

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Re: Satsuma setu
#92147 February 22nd, 2007 at 05:27 PM
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How tall is yours?
My dwarf Satsuma Mandarins are planted in 17" Rubbermaid plastic pots. They are about 42" tall and about 34" spread [canopy].

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He says will be 8-15 ft for me...Is that still dwarf?
Yes, dwarf at 8-10ft. and semi-dwarf up to 15ft.

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My plant is 4 yrs old and has fruited once I was told.I've decided to plant at corner of house so if temps DO go below 18 I can at least cover it some to protect it some and is also a warmer spot in the yard (climate pocket I call it)
Your Satsuma Setu will begin full production at 7-8 years. Mandarin oranges will tolerate 22*F-23*F, but active growth will take place starting at 55*F; temp. range of 70*F-90*F will be the ideal range. My Satsuma Mandarins are against concrete walls so they get reflected heat as well.
There are differing "micro-climate" locations [climate pocket as you call it] in the garden or yard; you just need to locate the best micro-climate for a given plant.


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how far out from house do you recomend?????????
Considering that your tree will be planted directly in the ground and the height range from dwarf to semi-dwarf, and allowing for the spread [canopy]; in my opinion the tree should be located away from the house between 5-10ft.

For more info about growing Citrus in the Ground, please see the link below.

http://fourwindsgrowers.com/growing/inground.html


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