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Mystery Citrus
« on: June 12, 2014, 03:51:46 PM »
Sorry for this un-researched and not-terribly-thought-out post, but...

I inherited a large (6-7 foot tall) orange tree (supposedly) from a relative. It's in a large pot (maybe 20 gallon?). The previous owner would keep it outside in the summer and just indoors (garage) in the winter. This is in Zone 7b. The tree was purportedly started from seed from a grocery store fruit.

My questions:
1) Assuming it's a run of the mill Orange tree from a grocery store seed, will it EVER produce fruit?
2) Assuming it's capable of producing fruit, can it do so by spending summers outside and winters inside but with no supplemental light, humidity, etc?





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Re: Mystery Citrus
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 02:59:32 PM »
The tree is definitely a citrus tree.  The answer to your questions are yes the tree will fruit, if grown outside during the summer, and indoors during the winter.  The length of time from planting a seed to fruiting depends on what type of citrus it is.  Most oranges and grapefruit takes 7-10 years from seed germination to fruiting.. Calamondin and Key lime (which your tree is not) 2 to 3 years.   Mandarins 3 to 5 years. Looking at your tree, I believe it is some type of an orange. - Millet

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Re: Mystery Citrus
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 06:56:54 PM »
Thank you, Millet!! I am just now seeing your reply.

In that case, I will perhaps pay more attention to it and learn how to best take care of it. It's basically being ignored right now :)
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