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Mark in Texas

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No growth on a Persian lime tree
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:15:38 AM »
Am stumped.  Last year I bought a Persian lime tree (probably on Swingle rootstock) with the intention of only taking scions and grafting them.  Well, the scions took and are growing well on host trees like key lime.  I decided to plant the little tree in my usual RootBuilder pot.  it flowered, set fruit but it has been stunted with NO foliage output since I planted it.  Don't think it has HLB.  May have had a case of mites which I nailed. 

Have hit it with a high N food trying to kick it in the rear.  Here it is June and nothing.  Weird......

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Re: No growth on a Persian lime tree
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 06:27:24 PM »
For Persian lime I think it's better to use cuttings, they grow better, faster and all year long. PT rootstock will make it go dormant during the winter.

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Re: No growth on a Persian lime tree
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 10:53:42 AM »
For Persian lime I think it's better to use cuttings, they grow better, faster and all year long. PT rootstock will make it go dormant during the winter.

I did T-bud grafts top working a few trees and they're growing like crazy.  I'm beginning to believe this tree has a disease. 

 

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