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Citradia

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Name that rootstock!
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:18:17 PM »
Whatís this rootstock that Four Winds put my St Teresa lemon on?








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Re: Name that rootstock!
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 06:30:41 PM »
Try calling Four Winds and ask them what they use as a rootstock for their Saint Teresa Lemon trees.

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Re: Name that rootstock!
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 09:02:25 PM »
I'd say it looks like Citrus macrophylla, aka  Alemow or Colo.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 06:08:35 AM »
Howdy.  I got an STF lemon from Four Winds a couple of years ago.  An employee I spoke with at the time said that it was on C-35, which was what they were using on all their trees except for a few mandarins.  As of then they were no longer using the Cuban shaddock which had been their primary rootstock for decades.  I was told that they had never used Flying Dragon.  Four Winds had never been particularly forthcoming with rootstock information in my experience. A super secret trade secret apparently.  It took at least half a dozen calls to find someone who was willing to talk about their rootstock(s). 

I'm keeping the STF lemon in a pot. I think it'd be too vigorous to join the rest of my citrus trees, all planted in ground on Flying Dragon.

Steve H.  USDA zone 3, SW WI USA

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Re: Name that rootstock!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 07:37:45 AM »
That does look like macrophylla.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 10:17:42 PM »
Thanks for the info loneroc1, and Lazz for the confirmation. Is the macrophyla very cold hardy? Iím guessing not.

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 04:45:58 AM »
I think Macrophylla cold tolerance  is about the same as similar things, i.e. rough lemon, citrons, volk, rangpur etc. I never noticed it to be overly cold sensitive.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 11:02:32 AM »
I've only grown one years ago, it was a variegated macrophyla & not hardy at all. I lost it in a freeze.

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 01:54:53 PM »
Laaz, you certainly have found more variegated citrus varieties than anyone I ever known.  They just run over to you house.
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Re: Name that rootstock!
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 02:38:59 PM »
The fruit.


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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 02:43:39 PM »

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