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What crops should be rolling along for the southern LA area right about now? My satsuma tree is nice and FULL TO THE HILT with yummy fruit! ;)

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Anything green. My mustard and turnips is about 2" high, will be eating collards in about a week. Cabbage is beautiful. This is the very best time to plant onions. I would say cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus, but I can't spell them. Don't forget about Strawberries. I grew up on 30 acres of Strawberries (when you really strawed them) and don't eat them and hadn't grown any in about 30 years, but I am going to set out 4 dozen plants for the wife. Wish I could find the original Klondikes or 630s. I still have a few persimmons, but they are about gone too. But my garden is just a little bit larger than my tractor. I hardly have time to start plowing and its time to lift the disk. If this pic. shows up, it was taken about this time last year before the fall garden was put in.


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Put down some broc, cauliflower, lettuce and greens...

Lets see how it all turns out my friends!!! :D

Yummy satsumas are just around the corner for me and my citrus trees!!! :D


YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by admin :D

Yummy satsumas are just around the corner for me and my citrus trees!!! :D


YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

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OK Andy, What the heck is a "Satsuma"?, I have never heered of that. My guess though would be some variety of apples. Dont you folks in LA. have Craw-Dad trees ready to harvest about this time-o year?. I am a-hankerin for a crawdad pie. :D
 

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INFO REQUESTED!!!!

JOHN-BRON!!! CRAWDAD TREES??? HAHAHA

Here is some info!

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Satsuma Mandarin
Citrus reticulata
Highest quality, most cold tolerant citrus for Louisiana. Easy to peel, almost seedless, very sweet mandarin orange. Attractive evergreen foliage; white flowers with wonderful fragrance.

Hardiness: Zone 9

Exposure: Full sun

Size: Height 5 feet tall, 5 feet wide

Bloom Time: Flowers in spring, fruits ripen in late fall.

Care: Outside of south Louisiana, grow in a 20-gallon container & move indoors when temperature is 25 F or colder.

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YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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My crawdad tree died last winter, but my possum tree is doing good. I didn't plant any sweet tatters this year though, so I am going to have to make a midnight trip to my neighbors field. Hard to eat possums without sweet tatters. BTW, my satsuma tree ( mander- reen we call them ), didbn't have but 8 on it this year. I am going to miss them.
 

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I have 2 satsuma trees -- one has about 20 and the other has over 100 on it easily.... :D

YUMMY YUMMY

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My satsuma tree only has 3:( my mires lemon tree has 4:rolleyes: and my orange tree didn't do anything this year:mad: may have to cut it down and try again. Now my fig tree did good tho.:D
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You guys are making me hungry with your YUMMY-YUMMY descriptions of the satsuma`s. My fig tree aint been feeling to well either, I have only got 3 fig-newtons off it this year :mad:
 

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We have thorn bushes here we call them blackberry bushes.LOL:D
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Jody, I guess I exagerated a little, we have blackberries and raspberries too. Our thorn bushes have thorns about the size of those round tooth picks you can buy, about 1.5-2 inches long and hard as nails, they'll go through a front tractor tire.
They're a real pain when running a bush hog, gotta duck when you run into a bunch of them, and usually go to the tire shop in the next few days too.:(
 

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Ok what am i doing wrong i just pick one of the two satsumas that i have on my tree. The other one is still mostly green it peeled good and smell like an orange but was almost tasteless. What i mean by almost is there is a hint of a taste am i doing something wrong.:argh:
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Well, like some other trees they seem to have bumper crop years and then "rest and recover" years. I did start early this year with the fertilization. I started off by replacing the mulch (cypress) and add a couple inches to it - then I added a nice spread of Osmocote (3mo slow feed pellets) - very cheap -- just a handful.
Then I placed fruit tree plant spikes all around the drip line of the tree. I probably used 4 for the whole tree (one N, S, E, W of the main trunk) --- again very cheap but effective. I had the largest crop ever --- with this one tree yielding over 150 satsumas. Remember to watch the rain and not to overwater.

Hope this helps, J

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Thanks Andy

I will try all your suggestion next spring and see what happens hopefully it'll do better next year.:friends:
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Let me know if you need any more info --- BTW, My cabbage are getting huge and got my first buds growing on my broccoli plants!
Will post some pics soon of everything!

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Well, like some other trees they seem to have bumper crop years and then "rest and recover" years. I did start early this year with the fertilization. I started off by replacing the mulch (cypress) and add a couple inches to it - then I added a nice spread of Osmocote (3mo slow feed pellets) - very cheap -- just a handful.
Then I placed fruit tree plant spikes all around the drip line of the tree. I probably used 4 for the whole tree (one N, S, E, W of the main trunk) --- again very cheap but effective. I had the largest crop ever --- with this one tree yielding over 150 satsumas. Remember to watch the rain and not to overwater.

Hope this helps, J

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Ok Andy is this all i need to do for my satsumas, orange and lemon trees:question: Anything else i need to do:question:
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We have black berries by the gallons here; but my specialty is Jalapeno Peppers and the red hot radioactive squiggly peppers. :eek:
 

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Yep ---- fruit trees are pretty easy. Especially with the heavy rains this year. They love the fertilization so keep it coming! :D
 

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Well Andy this year i had 26 Satsumas on my tree and they had taste this time:hooray: Had 15 lemons on that tree the wife love it. Well my orange tree didn't do anything again think I'm going to dig it up and plant another one.
 
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