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JJROSS54

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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?

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Re: Maturity for the best quailty of fruit
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 08:29:30 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?

Fruit quality is an issue in my experience only with mandarins in general and satsuma in particular. I've never had issues with
round oranges or grapefruit even in potted trees only a few feet tall.

 

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