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willpollinateforfood

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Looking for Citrus Pollen
« on: May 01, 2019, 02:25:06 AM »
Does anyone know of a source of disease-free citrus pollen?
I would like to experiment and create my own citrus hybrids with my calamondin tree. Ultimately, I want to get a hardy orange, Poncirus trifoliata, and hybridize it with either Yuzu or the harder to find Citrus ichangensis to make a hardy but better tasting orange that can exist in USDA zone 6 here in Connecticut.

P.S. I learned pollen transmits certain citrus diseases so I do not want to damage my little tree.
Thanks,
- Kelly F.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2019, 09:22:13 PM by willpollinateforfood »

Walt

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Re: Looking for Citrus Pollen
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 03:59:39 PM »
Do you have a reference for citrus pollen transmitting disease?  I'm also interested in getting pollen without waiting for my trees to grow enough to bloom.
I'm also trying to breed citrus for zone 6, as is kumin.  I think Mikkel in Germany is also in what we would call zone 6.  Ilya11 is a bit further south, I think.  They are ahead of us.  But that's OK.  As long as someone succeeds.

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Re: Looking for Citrus Pollen
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 08:50:16 PM »
Just chiming in with an interest for this as well, to speed breeding experiments; would love to have Minneola and Dekopon pollen in quantity.

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Re: Looking for Citrus Pollen
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 04:00:19 PM »
I have key lime and Tahiti lime pollen right now. They produce flowers every month.

 

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