Varieties & Rootstocks Stories

May 20, 2013
Florida Citrus Nurseries Running At Full Capacity
Despite grower frustrations and concerns with tree decline and fruit drop, many — if not all — Florida citrus nurseries Read More
May 1, 2013
Data Plan Desperately Needed To Track Early Citrus Plantings
Growers considering an investment in new citrus varieties are requesting statistical information that is either unavailable or has not yet Read More
March 29, 2013
9 New Citrus Varieties Face Trial
The November 2012 edition of “Citrus Nursery Source” provided a basic explanation of FAST TRACK, a new and innovative model Read More
February 28, 2013
Citrus Nursery Survey Says: Keep It Simple
The emergence and availability of proprietary citrus varieties is a reality for citrus growers worldwide. Most promising new varieties will Read More
February 1, 2013
Rapid Evaluation Concept For Citrus Growing Up Fast
The juvenility phase of new citrus hybrids and selections creates a frustrating bottleneck for citrus breeding programs. Breeders can generate Read More
Citrus tango tree in Orange County
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January 1, 2013
Citrus Fruit Quality Variations Affecting Planting Decisions
Many citrus growers look to their nursery for guidance in making planting decisions and evaluating variety options. Often, these relationships Read More
November 1, 2012
New Citrus Evaluation Program Gets The Green Light
The February 2012 “Citrus Nursery Source” article focused on the changing role for nurseries in the evaluation and release of Read More
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October 1, 2012
Here’s Your Chance To Size Up New Citrus
The 2012-2013 UF/IFAS citrus variety display dates have been locked in. Nurseries and growers should put these dates (see sidebar Read More
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September 11, 2012
Florida Citrus Nursery Tree Survey Results Released
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) and Florida Citrus Mutual jointly developed a survey of citrus growers to Read More
September 1, 2012
Citrus Rootstock Selection On The Grow
This month’s “Citrus Nursery Source” topic is actually grower driven rather than nursery driven. However, as grower curiosities directly impact nursery Read More
August 1, 2012
Florida Building A Future For Its Citrus
Brace yourself for a quick review of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) nomenclature and acronyms. Though familiar Read More
July 1, 2012
Probing Pollination Potential For US Early Pride
The Fallglo tangerine (Bower x Temple) has been a key variety for Florida citrus nurseries and packinghouses for the last Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
March 30, 2012
Citrus Variety Pipeline Full Of Potential
Citrus Nursery Source has highlighted the availability of new varieties in past articles. Since many growers rely on their citrus Read More
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March 1, 2012
Citrus Nurseries Bank On New Varieties
Like most businesses, the success of citrus nurseries is based on having the right product at the right time. We Read More
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January 2, 2012
Learn The Licensing Process Behind The US Early Pride Tangerine
The May 2011 edition of “Citrus Nursery Source” highlighted the development of the US Early Pride Tangerine, and its availability Read More
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November 20, 2017
All Hands on Deck to Point Florida Citru…
Enhanced rootstocks, along with better quality cultivars, are buoying the industry until the next big breakthrough. Read More
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October 20, 2017
Taking Stock of Florida Citrus After the…
Extraordinary times call for industrywide cooperation and partnerships. Read More
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September 22, 2017
Take Time to Survey the Latest Florida C…
The calendar is full of display day opportunities to learn, see, and do. Read More
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August 19, 2017
Pressure Is on to Pick and Plant Citrus …
With even more variety selections available, information and communication are keys to success. Read More
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July 11, 2017
Florida Citrus Growers Going Inside to T…
Producing fruit under protective screen is developing into a viable option for sustaining the Sunshine State’s signature crop. Read More
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June 19, 2017
Florida Growers Seeking to Strike Citrus…
Varieties showing HLB tolerance giving growers hope, sparking more questions. Read More
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May 23, 2017
In Quest for Low-Seeded Citrus, It Takes…
Momentum for viable mandarin hybrids for Florida reaching a peak in the land down under. Read More
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May 18, 2017
Unique Citrus Variety Standing Up to Dea…
University of Florida researchers are peeling back the layers to find out what’s helping specific mandarin hybrid hold serve against HLB. Read More
April 15, 2017
Georgia Citrus Seeking to Make Its Mark
Florida's neighbors to the north are getting serious about citrus, for good reason. Read More
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March 16, 2017
Experimental Citrus Groves Disappearing …
Challenges to growth expand as vital research is in dire need of a home. Read More
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February 22, 2017
Citrus Nurseries Analyze the Need for Se…
It seems many growers are more certain about their scion choices than they are about available rootstocks. Read More
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January 18, 2017
5 Florida Citrus Nursery Trends Worth Wa…
Gleanings from recent grower gatherings expose opportunities and possibilities in new variety development and management. Read More
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December 19, 2016
Finding Weak Links Key to Saving Florida…
Unique supply challenges placing a strain on restoration of the state’s acreage. Read More
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November 29, 2016
Open Forum To Help Put More Florida Citr…
Growers, nurseries, and industry stakeholders invited to review and discuss pros and cons of rapid release program. Read More
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November 18, 2016
Florida Citrus Connecting The Dots On Pr…
From modern mandarins, to the latest allure of lemons, progression is palpable. Read More
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October 19, 2016
How Is The Citrus FAST TRACK Program Far…
Now that the oldest trees in the rapid evaluation system are two years old, growers are looking for a barometer check on their performance. Read More
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September 20, 2016
Is Citrus Ready To Break Out Of The Bubb…
Opportunity for enhanced data collection process at variety display days could give breeding and research teams a leg up in vetting sensible selections. Read More
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August 22, 2016
Florida Citrus Breeders Squeezed For Tim…
The pressure is on to develop a more HLB-tolerant orange. Read More