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barath

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Citron/lime multi-rootstock experiment for HLB resistance?
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:47:20 PM »
I wanted to make a new thread for this idea and see if anyone else would like to try with me.  I was reading this study:

https://fshs.org/proceedings-x/2016-vol-129/FSHS_Vol_129/99-107.pdf

It looks like citron and lime trees have the most resistance to HLB.  So maybe a multi-rootstock tree made up of citron and/or lime seedling rootstocks could have enough resistance to HLB to survive and maybe even thrive.

Here's a source of potential seeds but the smallest order is 1000 seeds of any variety:

http://lyncitrusseed.com/rootstock-seed/

Maybe folks would like to do a group order and try this experiment out?

I'm thinking Volkameriana and Palestine Sweet lime, and maybe one other -- anyone know if any of the seeds listed are a good citron variety to use as rootstock?  Then we'd order those three and split the seeds up among the group.

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Re: Citron/lime multi-rootstock experiment for HLB resistance?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 01:52:53 PM »
Also, if anyone knows where to get US-942 rootstock seeds, that would be another good one to include in the experiment because it apparently had good HLB resistance.

 

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