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Blondie70

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Nippon Orangequat
« on: May 26, 2022, 08:05:39 PM »
Am wondering about my plant. It's about 5 years old and growing straight up...thick with branches but straight up about 15' high. Not a flower yet. This thing has some wicked thorns on it...dangerous.  Does this sound like a Nippon Orangequat to y'all ?   Thanks for any info.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 10:34:23 PM »
Is this a grafted tree or one you grew from seed? 

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 11:04:38 PM »
A picture would help.  Nippon Orangequats are slow growers.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 07:42:22 PM »
I bought this tree. Should be able to find who I bought it from. Will get pic of it later. Thanks

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2022, 06:35:44 PM »







Here is my Nippon Orangequat. The size, leaf and a thorn are pictured. What y'all think? Still need to find out how old and where I got it. Don't think it's grafted. This thing never has made a blossom.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 07:05:36 PM »
It must be a seedling, my grafted orangequat was fruiting at 2ft tall and yours is huge.   I am not sure exactly when to expect fruit, the only seedling citrus I have grown are rootstock.  You have a very healthy looking tree, though.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2022, 01:20:15 PM »
A tree that size without bloom must be a seedling grown tree.  Normally 7 - 9 years from planting to bloom for your seedling tree.

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2022, 07:22:29 PM »
Thanks for your inputs, gents. I reckon it's a seedling then. Hope I live long enuf to actually eat an orangequat !!! ha ha ha

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Re: Nippon Orangequat
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2022, 11:53:30 PM »
If it's that tall, it should be producing blooms by now. My guess is it's a combination of both being a seedling tree (by that I mean growing on its own roots, no dwarfing effect from being on grafted rootstock) and the climate (recovering after the winter making it more reluctant to bloom).

 

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