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Citrus => Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade => Topic started by: kolanp on July 16, 2017, 11:34:02 AM

Title: [Wanted] Cold hardy Citrus Seeds
Post by: kolanp on July 16, 2017, 11:34:02 AM
If you're selling any cold-hardy citrus seeds, Please post comments or send me pm.
No matter the varieties, but exclusion Poncirus trifoliata and Mandarine(Tangerine) varieties are better.
Please write the variety, hardiness and your total stock.
If you have any pictures, please attach them.
I give thanks in advance to all members who give information.

Title: Re: [Wanted] Cold hardy Citrus Seeds
Post by: SoCal2warm on July 16, 2017, 09:10:55 PM
The problem with citrus seeds is they have to be mailed soon after being harvested from the fruits because the seeds do not have a very long viability period.
Keeping the seeds in refrigeration (after drying out and treating with a fungicide) can prolong their shelf life to several months. But you see the problem. When dealing with rare citrus, the seeds will only be available for a limited time when someone decides they want to give them away.

But theoretically, seeds are a good method of exchanging rare citrus fruits. Because, on one end, it really doesn't take much effort for someone to harvest the seeds and send them, and seeds are easier than live plants to mail. And, moreover, if we're talking about trying to breed new citrus varieties, sending seeds makes sense because the breeding efforts have to go through the seed stage anyway.