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Does anyone know if the Pride of Glen Retreat mandarin is still available commercially. It is a small mandarin - has lots of seeds, but very sweet with very thin skin. Maybe it goes under a different name now or maybe not sold any more.
Ours died this year (after 20 years) from collar rot
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Carla VanDeBeek says...
Just 2 weeks ago a customer came into Daley's retail shop and raved about his Glen Retreat. The only difference between your's and his is - few seeds, bright orange size fruits and crops in late July. If all goes well we may have this variety available next year.
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Gil says...
Hi Does anyone know why Yates warn about using Confidor on Glen Retreat mandarins?
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Rick says...
Pat, there is a nursery in QLD that sells that variety. Quick search and you will find it.

Gil, Confidor is systemic and the active ingredient is a neurotoxin. It was developed from nerve agents used in WW2. There are a lot safer things to use on edibles. Actively pushed on gardening programs as the solution to kill any or all pests.
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Gil says...
Thanks Rick.
Owned by Orica, yes?
Yates specifically mention Glen Retreat mandarins shouldn't be hit with Confidor. I wonder why that cultivar gets a mention and no others? I might ask Yates ...
Gil
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Chris says...
Gil, that is interesting. Please let us know what Yates' reasoning is.
I wouldn't use Confidor on any of my citrus too. It is also suspected of causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) in bees.
What is it that you need to spray for?
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Gil says...
I'll let you know if I can find out from Yates, Chris.
I have a small plot in a community garden, no fruit. All organic, chemical-free.
I'm interested in books: I run Florilegium, the Garden Bookstore in Glebe.
Gil
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Gil says...
My error, Chris. PestOil, not Confidor, but I don't yet know why.

Gil
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Chris says...
Probably has to do with phytotoxicity then if that is the case. The variety must be very sensitive to oil sprays. Too many applications on citrus can prevent the tree from transpiring.
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amanda says...
Hmnn. Interesting - as I recently had to spray my Imperial mandarin with white oil - which I never use as a rule...(but the Eco oil + pyrethrum didn't do the job) it dropped most of it's leaves in response...
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Woolies says...
Just wondering if the Glen Retreat (Beauty of Glen Retrest) is available anymore? We had one and list it to collar rot. Thanks In Adance.
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