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Citrus General Discussion / Thorns on Root Cuttings (?)
« on: April 21, 2019, 10:04:48 AM »
when preparing citrus root cuttings, do you remove the thorns ?
is it detrimental to the plant if they are removed ?
or ~ does it really matter one way or the other.
I just got several "rootable" cuttings from a friend and I am not
particularly fond of working with the prickly parts.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / mysterious Loquat Seeds
« on: April 14, 2019, 05:16:16 PM »
stopped by my friend's loquat "farm" last week and gathered
some dropped fruit for seeds.  I found this one fruit that was
almost twice the size of all the others and I set that one aside.
upon opening it up, I found that the 5 seeds were twice the size
of the common loquat seeds.
(I feel bad that I did not think to get a photo of the fruit before I opened it).
I am only familiar with the common loquat that my friend has
so I have no idea what it could possibly be.
has anyone ever seen anything like this ?  I am not going to plant them
because I don't have 5-8 years to see how it turns out.  I have some seeds
to give away and will include one of these seeds in the packet for the
recipient to experiment with.
any ideas as to what the mutant could be ?

can a grafted Black Star cutting revert back to the common red tart variety ??

I bought a potted cutting of a Black Star from E-Bay last year
for my "donor" plant when it is old enough to harvest scions from.
I have about a dozen or so of the regular red Eugenia Uniflora
Surinams that I raised from seeds that will receive the grafts.
The E-Bay seller stated strongly that "sometimes" the Black Star
will revert back to the common red tart variety.
now I have been thinking that this "may be" his way of selling the common
red variety and passing them off as Black Star and then in 3 years when it
possibly fruits, I will think it reverted back to the common Eugenia Uniflora.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Grafted Scions
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:26:53 AM »
sorry, wrong plant variety for this forum.

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