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Title: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: Kevinology on September 15, 2020, 04:46:13 PM
Hello,

I'm Kevin from South Korea, I raising some citrus seedling.
recently, I've got interested in variegated finger lime seeds.
is there any website that I can purchase this variety?
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: W. on September 15, 2020, 07:24:38 PM
Variegation is a rare mutation and not a characteristic guaranteed or even likely to be present in seeds from a variegated plant. If you want a variegated finger lime, you should purchase a grafted or other vegetatively propagated plant.
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: franklazar26 on September 16, 2020, 09:32:15 PM
Every seed that I planted from a variegated citrus as an experiment, sprouted albino and died, of course
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: W. on September 16, 2020, 11:51:32 PM
Every seed that I planted from a variegated citrus as an experiment, sprouted albino and died, of course

I bet those seedlings at least looked cool before biting it.

I would not discourage anyone from germinating seeds from variegated citrus, just not to expect another healthy, variegated plant.
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: franklazar26 on September 18, 2020, 07:57:21 AM
Every seed that I planted from a variegated citrus as an experiment, sprouted albino and died, of course

I bet those seedlings at least looked cool before biting it.

I would not discourage anyone from germinating seeds from variegated citrus, just not to expect another healthy, variegated plant.

They did!! Like little ghosts haha.

I wonder, if germinating from a polyembryonic seed that was from a variegated plant, do you think that would come true or just end up albino as well?
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: W. on September 19, 2020, 12:09:32 AM
Every seed that I planted from a variegated citrus as an experiment, sprouted albino and died, of course

I bet those seedlings at least looked cool before biting it.

I would not discourage anyone from germinating seeds from variegated citrus, just not to expect another healthy, variegated plant.

They did!! Like little ghosts haha.

I wonder, if germinating from a polyembryonic seed that was from a variegated plant, do you think that would come true or just end up albino as well?

Now that is an interesting question and something I had not thought about. I think a triploid seed might have a decent shot at producing a viable variegated plant, since one of the three seedlings would be true to the variegated parent. But with all the genetic instability inherent in variegated plants, polyembrionic seeds, and citrus in general, who knows what would happen. I would like to know what a plant geneticist would have to say on the subject.
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: Laaz on September 19, 2020, 05:39:46 AM
The only variegated citrus that produces variegated plants from seed is the sour orange. All others will produce albino's
Title: Re: Wanted: Variegated finger lime seeds - Help me, Aussie or US friends!
Post by: sc4001992 on September 29, 2020, 09:14:16 AM
I have a small yellow/white citrus graft that looks to be good, not variegated. It seems to be healthy and may continue to grow true to this color without dying out. This was a bud sport branch that I grafted onto my larger tree and looking good. I will post a picture in another month if it survives.