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Limon Rosso
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:19:43 PM »
Couple of weeks ago I sprouted some Citrus limonimedica pigmentata Rubra seeds. Watching them emerge from the deeps of the soil makes me happy. Planted six and looks like at least two of them are polyembrionic.  What I know so far that it is a very old variety. Not grown commercially because the fruit does not keep very long. A bit bigger then average lemon, thick rind, with lots of oil that is also used in the cosmetic industry. I bet the zest is great for baking too. Juice does not has the bitter after taste but also not as plentyful as other lemons. Still lots to learn about this lemon. I'm planning to graft some of them when a bit older. No idea how long they will need until first fruit.
Does anybody here has experience with this lemon?
Does grafting shorten the time until fruiting?


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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 09:43:09 PM »
No experience, but I do see it in Tintori's catalog.  Grafting will not speed up fruit time.   Nice find. God luck.

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 10:27:28 PM »
thank you Millet. Hopefully I will be still around to see fruits :)

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 03:34:08 AM »
From my experience, grafting of unmature wood on the strong rootstock results in much more rapid growth and development. The flowers could appear in three-four years.
This approach is  being used in the Japanese breeding program. 
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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 06:02:49 AM »
Limon rosso is a nice fruit to look at but this is its only use. You cannot eat any part of that fruit, it is very bad.
Mine was very nice but (as Millet would say) it finished on the compost pile.  ;)

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 08:54:56 AM »
Ilya what root stock would you recommend? Definitely will try that.




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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 11:21:52 AM »
Silvain yes I know it is different then an ordinary Lemon and that is exactly why it interests me. I would like to find as much information as possible. Could you please tell me more about the fruit? What was it that you did not like? What did you use is for? How long did you own this tree? Different in growing and management then other citrus trees?
Thank you and appreciate any info you can give me :)

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 12:40:48 PM »
Ilya what root stock would you recommend? Definitely will try that.
For me, the best is citrumelo 4475  or citrumelo 5*, the larger the better, in Japan they are using 3 year old seedlings of Shikuwasa.
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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 02:36:57 PM »
Thank you Ilya. I just had a conversation with a citrus grower from Sicily. He recommended either volcameriana or citrumelo.
So, I think the citrumelo will be my choice. The question would be, where to get it?
Is this citrus easy to find? Where?

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 05:15:17 PM »
Swingle 4475 is a  quite common rootstock, macrophilla will probably work also, but I do not have first hand experience with it.
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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 06:18:10 PM »
No experience, but I do see it in Tintori's catalog.  Grafting will not speed up fruit time.   Nice find. God luck.

I grafted my sugar belle seedling on swingle. Why? To encourage rapid growth on a good rootstock.
Bigger in the ground the faster it fruits. Put some bearing turkish sugar orange buds on the top too
so I can eat something while waiting.

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Re: Limon Rosso
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 08:24:23 PM »
is this what I can use for grafting? Or where would I find a citrumelo? I guess there are different kinds of citrumelos?
http://www.logees.com/hardy-grapefruit-citrumelo-hybrid.html

 

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