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Desertcitrus

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Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« on: April 04, 2024, 04:35:00 PM »
I found a Meyer lemon at Lowes on carrizo rootstock. I want to plant it in ground. Is this a good idea? I read that rootstock does not to well in high PH soils but if I amended the soil every year would it do ok?

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 08:47:06 PM »
Do you have any other citrus growing well in ground?

If you do, then just graft the Meyer lemon to the tree that is doing well.

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2024, 08:49:10 PM »
If your soil is PH 7 you should do fine.  You can also plant it in a raised bed.

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2024, 03:10:36 AM »
Do you have any other citrus growing well in ground?

If you do, then just graft the Meyer lemon to the tree that is doing well.

I just planted some in ground in the last 2 months but that is it.

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2024, 03:13:58 AM »
If your soil is PH 7 you should do fine.  You can also plant it in a raised bed.
I will have to find out but Im guessing its higher. Our water here has a GH of 22 and KH of 11. And we have really alkaline soil in this area. But I compost my garden and other beds every year to help things grow.

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2024, 09:00:55 AM »
It is unlikely that Carrizo will grow. unless you have a large raise bed.  Seville sour orange rootstock does well with higher PH soils

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2024, 12:16:40 PM »
A  pH of about 7.8 is the highest pH level that a Carrizo rootstock will grow.  Above that pH don't even try.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2024, 05:13:30 PM by Millet »

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2024, 02:51:35 PM »
Some lemons have capatability issues with carrizo.  I don't know if this holds true for meyer lemon or not though.

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2024, 06:04:59 PM »
It is unlikely that Carrizo will grow. unless you have a large raise bed.  Seville sour orange rootstock does well with higher PH soils

Are there any that do well with high PH and have good cold tolerance since Im in 8b?

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Re: Meyer lemon on carrizo good or bad?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2024, 06:23:49 PM »
A  pH of about 7.8 is the highest pH level that a Carrizo rootstock will grow.  Above that pH don't even try.

Millet what about if I decide to keep it in a pot. Will it be ok if I use hose water? Also a branch broke off while moving it so Im trying to root it. Would a Meyer on its own roots do good in ground?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2024, 06:29:17 PM by Desertcitrus »

 

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