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AndrewAZ

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Dwarfing rootstock
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:09:00 AM »
is there any other rootstock that dwarfs citrus as much as flying dragon?

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 07:46:44 AM »
US897 is close to FD.  Marumi kumquat seedlings are used as rootstock and is about the same as FD and it does very well on it's own roots
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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 09:56:24 AM »
I didnít know marumi would be a great alternative! Iím gonna have to go get me another tree now!

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 11:26:58 AM »
I have a fast flowering trifoliata that is a dwarf. Haven't tried it as a rootstock yet. Guess it's time to try it.

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 11:33:19 AM »
I have mine growing nicely from you laaz, very enjoyable to watch grow. I have about 5 coming in. Iíll be trying them soon, one is around 1.5ft, hoping to see flowers next year!

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 11:53:18 AM »
Marumi makes excellent fruit and is a very nice looking tree.  If it is a reasonable replacement for flying dragon I would love to ditch all my nasty FD seedlings that are constantly getting caught on things with their curved thorns.  How does it fare in various soils, disease resistance, etc?

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 11:57:26 AM »
As Laaz wrote, the  fast flowering trifoliata is a very dwarf tree, or it might be more accurate to describe it as an extremely slow growing tree..  I am in doubt that it would be very valuable as a root stock. However, one never knows until it is tried.  I will give that job to Laaz.

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 01:27:04 PM »
I have two FFTri from Lazz. Bloomsweet gfruit on one and Louisiana naval on the other. So far very slow growth....usually fast growing scions on Swingle/Carrizo. We shall see what happens.

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2020, 01:52:04 PM »
I have a half dozen FF trifoliate seedlings from Laaz also.  My experience with trifoliate is that the seedlings are always slow growing for a while.   I can't yet see a difference yet between Laaz's seeds and some FD seeds I got from an internet seller at the same time... the seedlings are all about 4in tall. 

I have been thinking of grafting some scions of kumquat varieties that I don't much like to eat onto these very slow growing rootstocks so I can preserve my collection without wasting too much space.

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2020, 03:35:24 PM »
Brian you should see the difference as FD has curved thorns.

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Re: Dwarfing rootstock
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2020, 04:54:30 PM »
I meant in their growth rate.  I havenít looked at them closely enough to check out the thorns, but I know what you mean as I have gotten FD and non-FD sprouts from FD seeds

 

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