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Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« on: July 21, 2022, 08:46:16 PM »
My in ground seed grown Fukushu Kumquat tree has flowered and some of the fruits are growing.






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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 09:50:27 PM »
Very nice, how big is it?  I have a bunch of small seedlings sprouted from spitting seeds back into the pot, and I was wondering if they are even worth giving away.  If it takes a decade to fruit I don't want to get people's hopes up :)

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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 10:12:50 PM »
The tree is 8 feet tall and about 5 feet in diameter.  It is 7 years old.  It is in ground in Cincinnati, Ohio zone 6b and therefore has a short growing season with a long hostile cold season.  I would say grow them then graft a mature Fukushu bud on them  and you will have a Mature Fukushu on its "own" roots.  I have a mature New Zealand lemonade grafted to a NZL seedling that is doing fine.


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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2022, 10:38:43 PM »
Seven years is probably enough that I'd recommend buying grafted.  Everybody I know is in a non-citrus climate anyway... growing in containers and/or greenhouses.

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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2022, 11:12:48 PM »
My potted Fukushu was grafted to flying dragon 8-28-2020   It is flowering profusely but dropping many fruits

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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 09:53:07 PM »
The Fukushu on flying dragon lost all of its fruits then flowered heavily again.  It then dropped everyone of its second flowers and is going into a 3rd flowering frenzy.

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Re: Fukushu kumquat fruitlets
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2022, 10:07:41 PM »
It dropped a 3rd set of flowers.  I am preparing to bring it in for the winter.  This tree just turned 2 years old. Its Flying dragon rootstock was 1.5 years old at the time of grafting.




 

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