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steven92

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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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