Author Topic: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?  (Read 295 times)

kumin

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I'm considering top grafting Kaffir Lime onto 6-8 year old Poncirus trees in the late Spring. This would only be for the duration of the season, knowing that Fall temperatures would quickly kill them off.
Does anyone have experience doing this and was the resulting growth worth the effort? If successful, I may be eating a lot of Thai food next Summer!
« Last Edit: January 28, 2021, 05:36:29 PM by kumin »

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Re: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 11:07:31 PM »
I did the opposite, top work my kiffir lime and grafting maiwa and clementine de nule on it lol

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Re: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 02:33:13 PM »
Might work, I don't know I have never grafted for just a season's growth. Seems like a lot of work for such a short time. 

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Re: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 03:29:17 PM »
Another, simpler approach might be to start seedlings this time of year and pushing their growth until end of the growing season, treating them as annuals.

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Re: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 11:28:58 PM »

This is 5 months of growth from T-Budding of New Zealand lemonade to Seville sour orange.  If this is enough foliage to use I would say yes.

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Re: Is anyone experienced with top-grafting Kaffir Lime on a seasonal basis?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 05:59:29 PM »
KL on PT shows a slow growth rate. No so good combination for a season. Also to me the leaves don't smell so good with PT compared to other rootstocks.