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Florian

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Large spines on second growth
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:07:29 AM »
I've noticed that some of my citrus plants grow unusually large spines on their second flush and well, I wonder why. Any ideas?
It is the first time my seed-grown Poncirus does it whereas my ichangensis x sinensis has done it before.

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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 11:39:50 AM »
It is normal, thet could be even longer.
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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 02:52:16 PM »
Most all immature seedlings have spines. The spines will continue to grow on all new growth until the tree reaches a height enough to become a mature tree.

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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 01:17:30 AM »
Ok, I was just wondering why they were much larger than on the branches that were grown in spring.

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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 04:15:48 AM »
The quicker is growth, the larger are the spines.
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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »
I think poncyrus is thorny forever no matter how old tree is. Fruiting poncyrus I've seen are large and thorny as all get out.

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Re: Large spines on second growth
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 05:54:22 AM »
Yes, Poncirus is always thorny but usually they are much smaller.

 

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