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What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:25:24 PM »
I see One Green World and MacKenzie farms do some. Any other sellers out there using these rootstocks?

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 06:13:01 PM »
Simply Citrus in Columbia, SC; Ben Salley, on Facebook; 1-803-466-0200.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 06:22:31 PM »
Because Forumfool is in California, he can only  purchase from an in state supplier.  No out of state nursery will ship a citrus tree to California.
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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 08:44:32 PM »
Updated my profile to show my new location in Georgia.

I'm hoping to plant some citrus in ground against the south side of my house and then protect over freezing nights. I think flying dragon will be best for this.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 10:26:34 PM »
Petals from the Past in Jemison, AL.  There is a better selection including xie shan at the nursery.  You may be able to call and order it that way as the website does not have it.
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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 11:06:42 AM »
There is also a nursery called Flying Dragon Nursery, that grafts all of their citrus trees on flying dragon rootstock,  The owner of Flying Dragon Nursery talked at the last citrus expo.  I think they are located in Florida.  Citradia could probably give you more details.  You could also probably look them up on the Internet.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »
I dont believe flying dragon nursery can ship outside the state of florida.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
I contacted Simply Citrus but they don't ship.

I ordered some Flying Dragon seeds hopefully I get them going and graft the varieties I want to them. I'm not sure if there are compatibility issues but I'm thinking:

Calmondin
Meyer Lemon
Key Lime
Satsuma Mandarin
Fukushu Kumquat
Some type of Lemon

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 11:35:16 AM »
Note that Flying Dragon (FD) seed do not produce the true FD cultivar 100% of the time.  Only about 50 percent +- will be the true cultivar.   

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 07:19:43 PM »
Note that Flying Dragon (FD) seed do not produce the true FD cultivar 100% of the time.  Only about 50 percent +- will be the true cultivar.   

Will that really make much difference if using Flying Dragon for root stock, aren't most Trifolate dwarfing to some degree and these being Flying Dragon,
even if not a true 100% cultivar would still have a large influence and have most of the dwarfing effect you would be seeking with the variety?

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »
JJROSS54 no.  The real FD cultivar is the only truly dwarfing citrus variety.  Many of the poncirus varieties produce semi dwarf trees.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 10:23:53 AM »
Will it be easy to determine which seeds come true?

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
Non Poncirus cultivars have straighter thorn, flying dragon cultivars have strongly curved thorns.  Further the trunk and branches of FD will have a pronounced zig-zagged growth.

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Re: What vendors sell citrus on Flying Dragon/Trifoliate?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 10:23:42 AM »
I have grown a few dozen FD seeds and I can confirm roughly 50% come true and it is rather easy to tell when they are still very young which are FD.   I had heard from others that >90% come true but my experience says otherwise

 

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