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Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« on: August 19, 2023, 02:33:35 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have some calamansi (aka calamondin) cuttings that I've successfully rooted. Once they have a few branches, I'd like to try making them into multi-variety trees. What are some types of citrus that would be compatible?

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2023, 05:01:25 AM »
I believe it is used in the Phillipines as a rootstock, along with Calamandarin. Maybe try researching that. From what I recall, it was used as rootstock for Pummelo.
It should be OK for related things, like Fortunella and Mandarin, maybe Limes ?

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2023, 10:29:43 PM »
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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2023, 03:50:19 PM »
I don't think anyone would use the calamondin or calamandrin for pomelo rootstock. The pomelo fruit is way to large for a small rootstock like that.

Although just for fun, I did graft one of the largest pomelo varieties onto an Australian finger lime and it will be funny looking when it has this huge fruit on a skinny rootstock.

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2023, 11:44:01 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have some calamansi (aka calamondin) cuttings that I've successfully rooted. Once they have a few branches, I'd like to try making them into multi-variety trees. What are some types of citrus that would be compatible?

Thanks

This discusses calamondin as a rootstock.
https://citrusvariety.ucr.edu/sites/default/files/2022-08/citrus-rootstocks-their-characters-and-reactions-bitters.pdf

Sounds like it plays well with fortunella, poncirus, and mandarins, and does not get along with pommelo/grapefruit genetics. Reasonable chance it does okay with Australian/Papuan citrus species.

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2023, 02:19:40 PM »
bussone, wow, excellent paper on rootstock compatibility, I haven't seen this one. Thanks.

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2023, 04:56:40 PM »
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In California, Meiwa kumquat is incompatible on Troyer citrange (and probably on Carrizo). It is also incompatible on the calamondin and on Citrus shunkokan.
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McClean and Engelbrecht (1958) report that Nagami kumquat budded on seedlings of Nagami were incompatible. This is not surprising since Nagami produces only hybrid seedlings.

Well that is unexpected. I did not expect at all that Meiwa would be incompatible on calamondin, or that Nagami wouldn't go onto its own seedlings.

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Re: Calamansi / Calamondin as rootstock
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2023, 06:06:33 PM »
A very good paper, bussone! I am glad to have read it now because it believed Calamondin would be a very good rootstock because it has so resistant roots as a potted plant. It was also new to me that Calamondin is probably NOT a Kumquat hybrid.