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Mtlgirl

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Cleopatra as rootstock
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:05:51 AM »
Hi everyone,
I have a shiranui grafted on cleopatra. Is it a good combination? I read somewhere that trees grafted on this particular rootstock will slowly decline after ten years. Is it true?

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Re: Cleopatra as rootstock
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 09:33:20 PM »
Cleopatra rootstock has a reputation for producing good yields of high quality tangerine types ( C. reticulata and some hybrids) and tangelos
( C. paradisi x C. reticulata)

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Re: Cleopatra as rootstock
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 08:16:31 AM »
Hi Millet,
Thank you so much for your answer. Do you know if its prone to decline after 10 years?

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Re: Cleopatra as rootstock
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 03:13:28 PM »
Mtlgirl, I have not heard of a 10 year decline when using Cleopatra as a rootstock.  There can be rootstock declines that happen when grafted  upon a certain cultivar, but that does not mean that it occurs when grafted upon a different variety.   A rootstock might have a decline with one citrus type, but do fine on other cultivars.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 03:16:13 PM by Millet »

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Re: Cleopatra as rootstock
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 04:47:00 PM »
What is applicable in citrus production areas does not have to and does not apply elsewhere (in Canada .... or the Czech Republic). Other combinations than Poncirus Trifoliata (or Citrumelo: I in the case of highly experienced growers - Citranges) and very cold wintering of citruses do not lead to a good result. Often even no results.

 

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