September 8th, 2018 field trip

Among the many wonderful things we learned about on our field trip to Point Dume was the availability of citrus budwood from UC Riverside.  Since the arrival of the Asian Citrus Psyllid and the Huanglongbing disease it transmits, grafting citrus from fellow members’ trees has become dangerous, not to mention illegal.  Filling the gap, the Citrus Clonal Protection Program is making safe budwood available at an extremely modest price ($0.75 per bud with a minimum order of 6 buds).

With roughly 300 varieties available, this is a gift for all of us.  More information is at http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/budwood_standard.html

By the way, the Cocktail Grapefruit many of us loved is part of the program!