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luak

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kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:51:07 AM »
I am wondering of I could use it for lemons to graft to, have budwood Santa Teresa and Meyer available.

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Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 10:53:06 AM »
Never used it, but always worth a try.

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Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 02:51:29 PM »
Kumquat would be very low on my list as a rootstock.  Actually I have never read nor heard of kumquat ever being used as a rootstock.

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Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 05:06:58 PM »
I stand by my meiwa kumquat starting in late November, early December, eating fruit after fruit, spitting the seeds out onto the ground yet I never get any seedlings.  Same with my chang-shou kumquat.  Even throwing blemished fruit down and they never send up volunteer seedlings.  Are kumquats particular as to sprouting conditions? 
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Re: kumquat tree good for rootstock?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 05:57:33 PM »
I bet the kumquat is to light of a framework to support the heavier metabolic needs of most other citrus. The leaves and branches on my meiwa are dainty compared to my satsumas branches.

 

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