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Rooting C35 cuttings
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:53:19 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with rooting C35 cuttings? I've heard that they are hard to root and was just wondering if it was viable to order budwood to root and use as a rootstock since all other sources are out of my budget.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 10:22:34 AM »
C35 was the only trifolia hybrid that I could not root a cuttng of

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 04:12:03 PM »
I find C35 hard to root & easy from seed. I have tried (with very limited success) to root c35. Seed on the other hand is easily sprouted, grown & hardened. Its a vigorous rootstock & gives graftable stock in one year.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2020, 06:39:06 PM »
I find C35 hard to root & easy from seed. I have tried (with very limited success) to root c35. Seed on the other hand is easily sprouted, grown & hardened. Its a vigorous rootstock & gives graftable stock in one year.
Where did you buy your c35 seeds? I've seen them available on Lyn Citrus Seeds, but since they're sold in such high quantities it's too expensive for me.
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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2020, 07:58:21 PM »
I did not buy seed. I gathered from an existing bearing tree.  I plant each year from seed stock trees. There ate two reputable seed Cos, Lyn being one of them. As you stated they sell by the quart. I plant several hundred rootstocks of different varities but  like you I do not want to buy a quart with 3000 seed in it. C35  is mature around Dec. 1. Ask in this forum and i am sure somone will help you out.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2020, 08:07:47 PM »
It was a cinch to root with bottom heat.

Try it, what do you have to lose?

If it's difficult, then I should have no problems rooting other citrus, I may just try that with the next ccpp cuttings.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2020, 12:20:59 AM »
I have some kind of rootstock left over from a Yosemite Gold I bought that the scion died on.  I kind of forgot about it, and noticed it was fruiting this year.  Might be c-35, I can't tell.  I know c-35 is a pretty common rootstock. 



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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2020, 12:09:35 PM »
you'll have rootstock seeds soon!

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 01:42:19 PM »
Yup.  Wondering if anybody can confirm this is c-35 or not visually.  I guess when the fruit matures it will help to see.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2020, 03:30:42 PM »
Here is a picture showing the structure of a C35 leaf.

https://chislettfarms.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/C-35+citrange+sml.pdf

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2020, 03:51:42 PM »
Thanks Millet.  My tree definitely looks like the pictures in that PDF.  I will see how the fruit comes out

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2020, 04:01:08 PM »
Brian, just for the information, crush a couple  C35 leaves and tell us a description of the aroma, if any..

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2020, 06:26:42 PM »
I just crushed a few, they don't really have a strong distinctive smell like lemons, limes, and pummelo do.  Hard to say.  I also crushed a couple leaves of trifoliate orange seedlings and they have no smell at all.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2020, 08:29:13 PM »
It was a cinch to root with bottom heat.

Try it, what do you have to lose?

If it's difficult, then I should have no problems rooting other citrus, I may just try that with the next ccpp cuttings.
The problem is that it costs more money for one attempt to grow c35 through cuttings than seeds, so if I mess up it will have cost me a more significant amount of money and I will have less chances.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2020, 10:43:57 PM »
It was a cinch to root with bottom heat.
Do you think that I should still use a heating pad considering it's summer?

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2020, 11:20:52 PM »
I wouldn't bother, but if you have one, it probably wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2020, 06:23:48 PM »
the fruit from this rootstock tree has begun to turn orange.  Here is one I picked and cut open.  It smells slightly odd for citrus but hard to describe.  Juice tastes very sour and little else.





You think this is c-35?  Or if not, any idea what it might be?  The peel looks much thicker than the UCR pictures show for c-35 citrange: https://citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/C35citrange.html

Anybody want rootstock seeds?
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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2020, 09:43:35 PM »
Brian, does your trees leaves match the above C-35 leaf picture?  Easer to determine from leaf than from fruit.

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2020, 04:44:49 PM »
Yes it looks very much like the picture in the PDF you posted.    I am not sure how many rootstocks might look similar... but it seems likely to be c-35 to me.




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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2020, 06:50:30 PM »
I did not buy seed. I gathered from an existing bearing tree.  I plant each year from seed stock trees. There ate two reputable seed Cos, Lyn being one of them. As you stated they sell by the quart. I plant several hundred rootstocks of different varities but  like you I do not want to buy a quart with 3000 seed in it. C35  is mature around Dec. 1. Ask in this forum and i am sure somone will help you out.
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When C35 fruit is mature, should the seeds be planted right way, or stored in refrigerator and planted in next spring?

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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2020, 10:04:35 PM »
I would plant them right away.  Removing the seed's testa coating (outer coating) will result in a quicker sprouting.
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Re: Rooting C35 cuttings
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 02:07:03 AM »
I would plant them right away.  Removing the seed's testa coating (outer coating) will result in a quicker sprouting.
Thanks.
I have found some fruits on the half dead trees in the field.  Will try them when the fruits turn yellow.

 

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