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Darren Sheriff

Do you hate bad information?
I know I do!
Many times I will go to 4 or 5 websites just to see if what I just read was true!
That is one reason why I started my ...blog, to get as much truth and correct information out about gardening.
Today, I tackle the top 5 Myths about growing Citrus.
I hope you enjoy it!
http://thecitrusguy.blogspot.com/…/5-citrus-myths-debunked.…

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Here are few more pictures from the 2017 Expo from Stan

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Here is the list of the winners in the Citrus Expo Fruit Competition November 18, 2017

Best in Show -Joan Arrowsmith

Honorable mention- 2nd best Ned Rahn

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Most Unique- Herschell Boyd

Each Class was a category, the names are in order of-1st place 2nd place- 3rd place

Class 1 Satsuma Cultivar- Ned Rahn- Herschell Boyd-
Ned Rahn

Class 2 Mandarin Cultivar -Joan Arrowsmith -Mark Crawford -Herschell Boyd

Class 3 Sweet Orange Cultivar- Herschell Boyd- Herschell Boyd- Ned Rahn

Class 4 Sour Orange Cultivar -Bob McCartney

Class 5 Lemon Cultivar- Ned Rahn- Herschell Boyd-
Joe Pasquale

Class 6 Lime Cultivar no entries

Class 7 Grapefruit & Pomelo Cultivar -Ned Rahn-
Herschell Boyd -Mark Crawford

Class 8 Kumquat, Calamondin & their Hybrids-Herschell Boyd -Alex Woollcott -Tom McClendon

Class 9 Trifoliate & its Hybrids Cultivar -Bob McCartney -
Bob McCartney -Darren Sheriff

Class 10 Complex Hybrids Cultivar -Bob McCartney -
Mark Crawford -Bob McCartney

Class 11 Ichangensis Hybrids Cultivar -Tom McClendon -Bob McCartney -Bob McCartney

Congratulations to ALL of the winners!!

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If you missed the 2017 Southeastern Cold Hardy Citrus Expo, here are a few pictures of what went on. More to follow.

The FINALIZED schedule for this coming weekend.

2017 Southeastern Citrus Expo Schedule

Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, Georgia

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We are just one week away from this year's expo, Friday the 17th tours and Saturday the 18th conference sessions at Skidaway Island State Park.
Registration is just $10 at the door, with a $5 parking fee.
Registration begins at 8:00 AM, with sessions starting at 9:30. The full schedule will be ready soon!

The Southeastern Citrus Expo comes around just once a year, and we have amazing speakers lined up for this year's event. The weather forecast is ...
for warm and sunny days, so Savannah is the place to be next Friday and
Saturday.

Don't delay with your RSVP for the Citruholics Banquet and orders for
Saturday's box lunch. Do remember to RSVP and order
lunch by November 15. Send an email to Marj Schneider,
<marjschneider@bellsouth.net> or call 912-352-1415 for either or both.

Citruholics Banquet, Friday 6:00 PM, Sweet Potatoes Kitchen, 6825 Waters Ave, Savannah.

Box Lunch from Jason's Deli: $10, beef or turkey on focaccia or vegetarian wrap, sides, beverages, dessert, gluten-free upon request.
Lunches must be ordered
in advance by November 15 and paid for at the door.

For further information and expo questions, contact Marj Schneider,
<marjschneider@bellsouth.net> or call 912-352-1415.

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As more information rolls in, it might tend to get a little overwhelming. SO, I have created a page that ANYBODY can access, just in case you know somebody that might be interested in coming that is NOT on Facebook.
Here is the link with, I am pretty sure, ALL of the information in one place. http://lowcountryfruit.blogspot.com/p/citrus-expo.html

Southeastern Citrus Expo 2017 The Southeastern Citrus Expo is coming to Savannah, Georgia on November 17 and 18, 2017. Optional tours ...
lowcountryfruit.blogspot.com

HERE IT IS!!
All of the information for the fruit contest.
It is broken down into four pages, the form can be copied, printed out in advance and filled out, other than
the entry number which you will receive at the expo.

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Coming to the Expo next month!??!!

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations by Sunday, October 15 to get our group rate!

Quality Inn Midtown Savannah 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31406 ...
https://www.choicehotels.com/…/sav…/quality-inn-hotels/ga809

The group rate is $85 plus tax per night for Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

The weeknight room rate applies for nights before or after the expo.

Call the hotel directly by October 15 and say you are with the citrus expo to get the $85 per night rate.

912-352-7100

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Quality Inn Official Site. Stay at our Midtown Savannah hotel centrally located near the Oglethorpe Mall and Paula Deen's Culinary Store.
choicehotels.com

Here is some good news if you are a Georgia resident.
Citrus trees will be available for attendees to order in advance of this year's Southeastern Citrus Expo, but only on a limited basis. Due to regulations to prevent the spread of citrus greening, trees can only be purchased from inspected nurseries and must stay in Georgia once they leave the expo. If you are a Georgia resident or the tree itself will stay in the state, you can buy any of the trees on offer from Mark Crawf...ord or Lindy Savelle. Read on for the varieties they have for sale and place your orders before the expo on Saturday, November 18. Mark and Lindy will be bringing preordered trees to the expo, and don't count on them having extras, though you could get lucky! Again, these are trees that have to remain in Georgia.

Mark Crawford of Loch Laurel Nursery in Valdosta has the following varieties available. Trees are grafted, two-year-old trees in 4 or 5-gallon pots at $35 each. Contact Mark at 229-460-5922 or <craw142@bellsouth.net> to order trees in advance of the expo and arrange for payment. If you are in search of more unusual varieties, ask Mark if he has them. Visit Loch Laurel's website for further descriptions. http://www.lochlaurelnursery.com/citrus.asp

Satsuma varieties available:

Early Maturing: Oct-Nov.

Miho

Xie-Shan

Okitsu-Wase

Late Season: Nov.-Dec.

Owari

Frost Owari

Aoshima

Port Neches*

Agricola*

* Unregistered varieties that have good quality fruit.

Other cold-hardy citrus (Zone 8)

Juanita

Sugar Belle (On Rubidoux rootstock)

Kishu

Ambersweet

Lindy Savelle of 1 Dog Ventures LLC of Mitchell County has the following grafted varieties available. Unless otherwise designated, the trees are offered at a wholesale price of $25. They are one-year-old trees, 12 to 18 inches in height. Contact Lindy at <lindylamarsavelle@gmail.com> or at

850-830-1746 to order in advance of the expo and arrange for payment.

Citrus Tree List

Rootstocks available: Flying Dragon, Rubidoux, Rich 16-6 & Sour Orange.

UGA trees are priced higher, with a royalty for research going back to the university.

Satsumas:

Frost Owari

Early St Anne

LA Early

Silverhill

Brown Select

Other Varieties:

Keifer Lime

Persian Lime

Improved Meyer Lemon $40 (3 feet tall)

Thornless Key Lime $40 (3-4 feet tall)

Murcott Mandarin

UGA Sweet Frost Tangerine $50

UGA Pink Frost Grapefruit $50

UGA Grand Frost Lemon $50

Atwood Navel

Lisbon Lemon

Blood Orange

Valencia Orange

Nagami Kumquat

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Loch Laurel Nursery in Valdosta, Georgia sells a wide variety of camellias, door yard citrus, and other winter-blooming plants to gardeners, collectors, and garden centers throughout the South. Owner, Mark Crawford, featuring Frank Houser
lochlaurelnursery.com

2017 Southeastern Citrus Expo Update and Reminders:

We have learned that our expo venue for Saturday, November 18, Skidaway
Island State Park, did not experience damage or flooding during Tropical
Storm Irma. We are relieved and are moving forward again on expo planning.

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You have less than one month to make your hotel reservations!
Quality Inn Midtown Savannah 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31406
https://www.choicehotels.com/…/sav…/quality-inn-hotels/ga809

The group rate is $85 plus tax per night for Friday, November 17 and
Saturday, November 18.

The weeknight room rate applies for nights before or after the expo.

Call the hotel directly by October 15 and say you are with the citrus expo to get the $85 per night rate.

912-352-7100

The Citruholics Banquet, Friday, November 17, 6:00 PM, Sweet Potatoes
Kitchen, 6825 Waters Ave, Savannah. RSVP to
<marjschneider@bellsouth.net>

Don't forget to order your box lunch, catered by Jason's Deli: $10, beef
or turkey on focaccia or vegetarian wrap, sides, beverages, dessert,
gluten-free upon request. Lunches must be ordered in advance by November
15 through <marjschneider@bellsouth.net> and paid for at the door.

The conference registration fee is $10 at the door, with a $5 parking fee for most vehicles.

If you grow citrus or want to learn how, Savannah, GA is the place to be on November 17 and 18. Watch for updates on the Southeastern Citrus Expo Facebook page about the conference schedule, as well as more information about tours, vendors, and the citrus fruit contest.

To order lunch, to RSVP for the Citruholics Banquet, to be added to an
email list for further information, or if you want to be a vendor at
this year’s expo, contact Marj Schneider:
marjschneider@bellsouth.net

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Quality Inn Official Site. Stay at our Midtown Savannah hotel centrally located near the Oglethorpe Mall and Paula Deen's Culinary Store.
choicehotels.com

Update On The Southeastern Citrus Expo, Coming to Savannah, Georgia

November 17 & 18, 2017

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Friday, November 17th Activities

Optional Friday Tours:

Franklin Farms, Statesboro, GA 2:00 PM

John Trasks Citrus Grove, St. Helena Island, SC, 2:00 PM

Savannah Back Yard citrus orchard, 212 Oxford Dr. 1:00-5:00 PM

Self-guided Friday Tours:

Plantings at Armstrong State University

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Citruholics Banquet, Friday 6:00 PM, Sweet Potatoes Kitchen, 6825 Waters Ave, Savannah, which is close to the Quality Inn (see below).

Saturday, November 18th Activities

Saturday's conference sessions will be held at the beautiful Skidaway Island State Park, which borders Georgia's intracoastal waterway. http://www.gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

$5 parking fee for most vehicles.

$10 per person registration at the door

8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Confirmed speakers include:

Mike Barwald on the history of Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery, Jacksonville, FL;

Lindy Savelle of the Georgia Citrus Association on the progress with commercial citrus growing in Georgia;

Jamie Burrow of the University of Florida on citrus greening and other citrus growing challenges;

Billy Renz on the commercial citrus groves of Franklin Farms in Statesboro;

A panel of experts will share experiences and provide advice to us home growers.

There will also be Plant Sales; Citrus Fruit Contest; Raffle.

Post-Expo: Experts available for help, time to network and socialize, snacks and beverages provided

Box Lunch from Jason's Deli: $10, beef or turkey on focaccia or vegetarian wrap, sides, beverages, dessert, gluten-free upon request. Lunches must be ordered in advance by November 15 and paid for at the door.

Lodging

Quality Inn Midtown Savannah 7100 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31406 https://www.choicehotels.com/…/sav…/quality-inn-hotels/ga809

The group rate is $85 plus tax per night for Friday, November 17 and Saturday November 18.

The weeknight room rate applies for nights before or after the expo.

Call the hotel directly by October 15 and say you are with the citrus expo to get the $85 per night rate.

912-352-7100

If you grow citrus or want to learn how, mark your calendars and watch for updates on the Southeastern Citrus Expo Facebook page about the conference schedule, as well as more information about tours, vendors and the citrus fruit contest.

Expo Questions: Contact Marj Schneider. To be added to an email list for further information, or if you want to be a vendor at this years expo: marjschneider@bellsouth.net or call 912-352-1415.

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The Southeastern Citrus Expo is coming to Savannah, Georgia on November 17 and 18, 2017.

Optional tours on Friday the 17th will include Franklin Farms of Statesboro and a Savannah back yard citrus orchard in the afternoon, as well as self-guided visits to the plantings at Armstrong State University and the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Additional tour possibilities will be forthcoming.

Saturday's conference sessions will be held at the beautiful Skidaway Island State Par...k, which borders Georgia's intracoastal waterway.
http://www.gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

Confirmed speakers include Jamie Burrow of the University of Florida on citrus greening and other citrus growing challenges;

Lindy Savelle of the Georgia Citrus Association on the progress with commercial citrus growing in Georgia;

Billy Renz on the commercial citrus groves of Franklin Farms in Statesboro;

A panel of experts will share experiences and provide advice.

More presenters will be added.

If you grow citrus or want to learn how, mark your calendars and watch for further announcements about the conference schedule, as well as more information about tours and the citruholics banquet on Friday the 17th. If you have program ideas or questions, contact Marj Schneider at marjschneider@bellsouth.net

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In 2017 the Southeastern Citrus Expo will be coming to Savannah, Georgia
on November 17 and 18.

Saturday's conference sessions will be held at the beautiful Skidaway
Island State Park, which borders Georgia's Intracoastal waterway.

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http://www.gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

If you grow citrus or want to learn how to, mark your calendars and watch
for announcements about the conference schedule, as well as information
about tours and the Citruholics banquet on Friday the 17th. If you have
program ideas or question, contact Marj Schneider at
<marjschneider@bellsouth.net>

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These are photos that Tom McClendon posted from the 2016 Expo, I transferred them to the Southeastern Citrus Expo page to start building excitement for the 2017 Expo, slated for November 17th & 18th

This message came from Marj Schenider:
Thanks so very much to William Khoury, Stan McKenzie and all the other volunteers whose time and energy gave us another wonderful Southeastern Citrus Expo this weekend. What a great location in Middle Georgia, and there was so much to learn from our speakers and fellow citrus enthusiasts!
Mark your calendars for the 2017 expo in Savannah, GA, November 17 and 18. Watch this page for news on location, speakers and tours. Contact me with your program and other suggestions: marjschneider@bellsouth.net

EXCITING NEWS!! I have just received word that the $5 admission fee to tour the gardens will be waived for the expo!
So bring your fruit, bring your questions and certainly bring yourself to the Southeastern Citrus Expo being held at Massee lane Gardens in Fort Valley Ga on November 18th and 19th.
There will also be Camellias for sale, so you might want to bring your checkbook too!
If you are in need of a box lunch, please contact William Khoury at wkhoury@americancamellias.org or (478) 957-5047
As SOON as possible!! The day of the event will be too late, so do it today!!