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unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« on: June 10, 2019, 12:20:01 AM »
This is a seedling from a Shasta Gold mandarin, a triploid variety, which rarely ever has any seeds.
At first I thought something else was growing in there, perhaps a weed, but then I saw on closer inspection that it was citrus. I had planted two germinating seeds in there.

These are both seedlings from Shasta Gold but one has unusually elongated leaves. Perhaps it is aneuploid.
The other has very thick stubby leaves and reminds me of what tetraploid citrus might look like.
Funny things can happen when you grow citrus seedlings from triploid cultivars, and I don't think Shasta Gold produces nucellar seeds.
All of the Shasta Gold seedlings I've tried growing (let's just say I went through a lot of fruits to get those seeds) have turned out weak and slow growing, oftentimes kind of stunted, unusually so. I don't think that's a coincidence.

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 02:48:06 PM »
Report back in 2029 with how the fruit tastes!

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 07:23:16 PM »
Report back in 2029 with how the fruit tastes!
It will probably be as elongated as the leaves!

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 09:40:00 PM »
I have one too and it is not doing well. Slow and appears stunted. Not a robust seedling. Tried to grow one before..it finally too a downhill slide an croaked....nothing I could do to rescue it.

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 06:04:44 AM »
Report back in 2029 with how the fruit tastes!


You mean 2129 in that climate....

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 02:06:32 AM »
C. Depressa has similar elongated leaves like that. Under those lights probably they will take 50 years to flower.
Why don't you just put the plants outside

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 06:43:05 AM »
Interesting what you may get from seed 🙂
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 06:56:24 AM by Kelley_GA8a »

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 06:01:56 PM »
You mean 2129 in that climate....

I actually get a lot of heat in this part of the PNW. The trouble is that heat keeps turning on and off.
It's also a short growing season, but the length of daylight is very long in the Summer. Vegetables can grow huge here due to the long days.

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 08:12:04 PM »
I see that by your Charlie Brown citrus trees... You really need to find another hobby.

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Re: unusual seedling with elongated leaves
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 10:30:59 PM »
I see that by your Charlie Brown citrus trees... You really need to find another hobby.
Funny. They did survive over the Winter though.
Under 18 inches of snow. That type of Winter is a once in a decade thing here.

jim VH in Portland tells me Yuzu trees just need about two years in the ground before they really start growing and become more hardy.

 

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