Florida is a quarantine state. They have certifide budwood but....it is only available to certified nurseries. They have several new trial rootstock tbat appear to be hlb resistant on test but probably going to be several years before anything from FL is available...unless you are a certified nursery.
It is the same in Texas. They have a certified budwood program but....only available to certified nurseries. No outlet to hobbyists or the general public. Perhaps in the future. Ccpp is the only place that you can get certified budwood at the present if you are a hobbyists. You will pay...but they have corralled the market right now.
Post by toofarnorth on Jul 20, 2019 10:40:36 GMT -5
I try to keep up with Florida's fast track program to see what's coming out and how they are trialing, but I keep drooling on my keyboard...so many new citruses that I will probably never be able to get.
The reason that there is no certified budwood in Florida, is because it is against Florida Law for a residential homeowner (Or anyone) to propagate any type of citrus even citrus from seed. All citrus propagated in Florida MUST be (and can ONLY be) propagated inside a state of Florida approved screen house with positive air flow. A resident propagating citrus, that resident can receive a hefty fine.
Georgia is soon to follow Florida laws. We are waiting for the rules to go into affect now but hemp is priority consuming time but it’s soon to come. Unfortunately HLB is that serious but will never be controlled unless true resistant varieties replace our present varieties and I don’t see that happening. We have varieties that tolerate being infected better than others now. Sugar Belle is an example.
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