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Citradia

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My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« on: November 17, 2016, 03:21:57 PM »
Question: I just planted my Poncyrus trifoliata seeds in pots. Should they overwinter outsideto germinate in spring like they would naturally, or can I just keep them inside to germinate faster like any other citrus seeds? I've germinated citrumelo inside before, but it's half tropical. Didn't know if PT had cold requirement. This is my first PT seeds I've grown at home. I got Three Fruits this year. I tasted one before that I got somewhere else and it was nasty. I was surprised today that my PT smells and tastes like jasmine. Not really bitter and didn't make me pucker like a lemon would. 30 seeds in one golf ball size fruit though.






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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 08:47:37 PM »
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/germinate-flying-dragon-citrus-seeds-65861.html

I have also heard people say they germinated them as fresh seed by applying botttm heat.  I'm sure Mr. Texas has germinated many FD seed.  Perhaps he will see this thread and chime in.

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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 03:49:33 PM »
They really don't need much to germinate. The fruit that fall on the ground here all germinate in clumps in the spring. I'm constantly ripping them out & throwing them in the trash.

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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 03:21:12 PM »
Laaz, i bought fd from you a few years ago and planted them asap and i still have extra plants that will be grafted this coming spring.The extra ones were neglected in previous winters in pots outside and they survive, could not believe it. They are outside now haven't brought them in yet. Bob.

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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 05:22:45 PM »
Yeah, it's hard to get them to NOT germinate.  :)

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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 07:45:56 PM »
Thanks guys. I've left them outside in pots for several weeks now with several good freezes, so now I'm bringing them inside house to germinate to get a head start on the growing process.

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Re: My first trifoliata crop! Question:
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 07:25:37 AM »
Wait the Springs....they will germinate as the temperature will be optimal

 

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