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Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:11:51 PM »
  I have a Meyers lemon started from a cutting.  How will it compared to a grafted tree as far as it's mature size or any other differences to expect?  I have it in a 25 gallon container that I hope to keep it in for a few years.
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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 08:17:07 AM »
I can only convey my experience with Meyer lemon from cuttings.  I bought two small cuttings just over 3 years ago and planted them in the ground. I have to protect them in winter. They are now over 8 feet tall and wide and carrying well over a hundred lemons each. I have pruned them many times to maintain a size I can handle, and they need it again. Last year they produced 70 - 90 lemons each...I lost count. I give away cuttings all the time and even sell a few after they have grown some. I have some now in pots that have small lemons on them. They grow slower in pots than they do in ground.If room is a factor, you may want to buy a dwarf grafted one.

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 09:34:34 AM »
  Thanks for the information.

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 10:44:09 AM »
Basically there is not much difference between a grafted Meyer and a rooted cutting.  Meyer lemon cuttings root very easily, therefore the citrus nurseries now sell mostly trees grown from cuttings.  As TFN wrote, you can prune a cutting off your tree and make as many Meyers as you wish.   Enjoy your tree.,

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 11:46:06 AM »
Thanks, I did not know that.  Do you know if lime trees are easy to root from cuttings also?

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 01:46:52 PM »
I have several rooted cuttings from Bearss lime. They seem to be nearly as easy as Meyer  lemon.

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
I can only convey my experience with Meyer lemon from cuttings.  I bought two small cuttings just over 3 years ago and planted them in the ground. I have to protect them in winter. They are now over 8 feet tall and wide and carrying well over a hundred lemons each. I have pruned them many times to maintain a size I can handle, and they need it again. Last year they produced 70 - 90 lemons each...I lost count.
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Lemon are as standard to my table as salt and pepper shakers but still, what do you do with so many lemons?
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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 01:44:28 PM »
After friends, family, and neighbors, I ran out. Lol  But not before some lemon curd and lemon Meringue pie.


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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 10:37:01 PM »
With my lemons, I juice them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then store in the freezer.  My wife uses them when making lemonade, and other recipes.

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 12:58:45 AM »
I can only convey my experience with Meyer lemon from cuttings.  I bought two small cuttings just over 3 years ago and planted them in the ground. I have to protect them in winter. They are now over 8 feet tall and wide and carrying well over a hundred lemons each. I have pruned them many times to maintain a size I can handle, and they need it again. Last year they produced 70 - 90 lemons each...I lost count.
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Lemon are as standard to my table as salt and pepper shakers but still, what do you do with so many lemons?

I have a friend with a mature meyer lemon tree. Every year I pick at least 10 gallons of lemons. I could pick 100 gallons if I wanted! We drink lots of lemonade and make salt preserved lemons.

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Re: Meyers lemon- grafted compared to ungrafted
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 10:30:51 AM »
Different root stocks can make a lot of difference

We bought two Bearrs Lemons at the recent Mannate sale.

We didnít notice the root stocks were different and it changed a lot










 

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