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Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« on: April 24, 2020, 05:16:23 PM »
Looking for small amounts of rootstock seeds from any of the following:

US-942

US-812

C-57 Furr

Forner-Alcaide 5

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 11:08:11 PM »
I don't have any seeds but I understand why you want US942.  Great root stock.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 03:03:06 AM »
Yes, it looks like it. US-942 is tolerant to calcareous soils and has a good disease resistance profile, while still producing high quality fruit.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 11:07:07 AM »
Looking for small amounts of rootstock seeds from any of the following:

US-942

US-812

C-57 Furr

Forner-Alcaide 5

Tell-me if you can source them! I can split costs if you find a wholesaler.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 01:34:01 PM »
Thanks dpereira.

I know that Lyn Citrus Seed supplies rootstock seeds and C-57 is available.

http://lyncitrusseed.com/rootstock-seed/

The minimum number of seeds supplied is 1000 which is a bit too much for me.

Would be interesting to know if there are any other similar companies which supply seeds of any of the rootstock varieties I mentioned above.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 01:46:41 PM »
I'm very interested in rootstock varieties but the market for rootstock seeds for hobbyists in non existent.
I'm growing two FA-5 trees, following an old Japanese protocol where you grow a 3 meters mono-trunk as a method for accelerated fruiting. I'll move it to artificial lighting after summer so it grows all year, should break juvenility after 2-2,5 years and produce some seed after that I can provide.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 06:47:29 PM »
Thanks for the interest dpereira.

I believe that they're doing something similar at the University of Florida to analyze new citrus hybrids and they're calling it the 'rapid evaluation system'.

A plant nursery in Spain appears to be selling seedlings of FA-5.

https://vivergil.es/arboles-frutales/461-citrus-forner-alcaide-5.html


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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 08:27:48 AM »
Thats awesome, I was not sure it would work but that's encouraging.

Yes my trees are from vivergil. I bought a batch and I'm growing 2 trees for seed production.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 06:08:14 PM »
I am also interested in going in on any group buy for Furr, Carpenter, Bitters (C-22) or US-*** rootstock seeds. Arizona has notoriously calcareous soil (impenetrable hardened clay actually) that has driven the preference towards sour orange, which of course is unimproved. In particular, I know that Bitters has improved canopy, which would provide sun-fruit protection.

Please let me know! I'm pretty desperate to try at least one.

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Re: Looking for rootstock seeds (US-942, US-812, C-57 or FA-5)
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 11:27:12 AM »
I have managed to obtain and germinate FA-5 seeds since then, but I'm still looking for novel rootstocks adapted to calcareous soils.

Volkamer lemon can be an option, however, plants grafted on this rootstock produce fruit of poorer quality.


 

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