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Citrus General Discussion / Swingle
« on: February 24, 2019, 05:11:05 PM »
I bought some Swingle and Rubino Clementine seeds from you in December of 2016 and planted them in a seed starter on January 1 2017.
Here is a picture of one of the Swingle trees I planted in ground when it was about 6 months old, it is now 8' tall in just over 2 years.
A question I have, is what is your experience with this variety, how long to flower the first time and has this been a good root stock for most orange varieties for you?

The Rubino Clementine seeds were fantastic, out of 6 seeds I got 9 plants, I have read that many others had the same experience with them.

Citrus General Discussion / Maturity for the best quailty of fruit
« on: March 03, 2018, 07:48:34 PM »
A question I have is what needs to mature for a citrus tree to produce good tasting fruit? is it the root system that needs to develop to the point it supplies the tree with all the necessary nutrients for good fruit or is it the scion growth that needs to mature?
For instance, could you graft on to an older existing tree with a new scion variety and get pretty good fruit in a couple of years?

Citrus General Discussion / Sour Orange seeds
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:51:22 PM »
I recently picked some sour oranges for the seeds from an old tree that had not been taken care of very well, when I opened up the fruit to harvest the seeds most of them were shriveled with hardly any size to the embryo but I did find a few that were normal size.
My question are the smaller seeds viable ?  I am trying to start a few to see but I don't think they will grow. Just wondering what your experience has been.
I suspect the poor care of the tree contributed to the poor seed development.

Citrus General Discussion / What are the fastest growing Orange varieties
« on: January 01, 2017, 05:50:02 PM »
I am going to be planting an orange tree for my wife in a planter area for a center piece landscaping plant.
She is wanting something that grows pretty fast but will have a nice look to the fruit, nice shape, bright color etc and we need a common variety that is available here in Arizona.
I have quite a few seedlings grafted up and ready to plant but she is wanting to start out with a larger tree from a nursery.
Any suggestions?

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