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Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« on: June 16, 2019, 05:45:08 PM »
This seed was in a Lemon Zest fruit I purchased from Zill's nursery. It appears to be monoembryonic. Is this normal/common? I will be growing it out to see the outcome.



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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 06:13:07 PM »
Peel off the seed cover to see if there are separate seed segments. Iíve had Lemon Zest, Orange Sherbet and PPK seeds that only had one sprout.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »
Itís a normal occurrence for these trees to throw periodic mono seeds. Why is the real question.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
Simon it's perfectly smooth under the seed cover. I'll update when it sprouts and again in 10 years when it fruits.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 07:41:32 PM »
Haaaaa 10 years !
I like growing mango seeds too!
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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 09:40:37 PM »
Seed with seed cover removed

The fruit it came out of

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2019, 12:14:53 AM »
Haaaaa 10 years !
I like growing mango seeds too!

Here in SoCal, we can get seedlings to flower and set small fruit in about 2-3 years. I grafted an approximately 1.5 year old seedling onto a mature double rootstock tree and it flowered in under a year from grafting and itís currently holding small fruit and trying to flower more. The variety is Orange Sherbet.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 06:12:10 AM »
That's amazing! Some here do it in 5 years or less or so they say.
 You have an excellent location to attempt to develop new varieties. Thank you for your input.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2019, 06:43:39 AM by MangoCountry »

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 06:45:42 PM »
Anytime! Our climate is great for flowering and fruiting Mangos but itís horrible for establishing large rootstock trees. Cold weather is one of the major stimulus for inducing blooms on mango trees and Ive grafted plenty of seedlings that immediately bloomed in the first winter at roughly 10 inches tall. Hereís a picture of a tiny Sweet Tart with blooms and small fruit set.





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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 07:10:43 AM »
I have eating 5 Coconut Cream Mangoes and all the seeds have been Poly..

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 04:07:03 AM »
Anytime! Our climate is great for flowering and fruiting Mangos but itís horrible for establishing large rootstock trees. Cold weather is one of the major stimulus for inducing blooms on mango trees and Ive grafted plenty of seedlings that immediately bloomed in the first winter at roughly 10 inches tall. Hereís a picture of a tiny Sweet Tart with blooms and small fruit set.





Simon
Nice little tree Simon.I wouldnt believed if it wasnt the picture.Also we make similar metalic tags for the trees.Here is mein,i write on them with Dremel Engraver.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 08:40:02 AM »
What are the liklihood of getting fruit similar to the original variety?

I would love to take some of these seeds to Uganda.

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Re: Mono Lemon Zest seed?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »
If you plant a seed from a Polyembryonic variety and you get more than one sprout from different segments of the same seed, there is a very good chance that one of the sprouts is the clone so the fruit should be identical or very similar.

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