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Another fruiting rootstock tree
« on: August 16, 2021, 10:56:11 PM »
I was pruning what I thought was my overgrown Cara Cara and knocked a few fruit off.  Still green but seemingly full size.  The fruit were unusually light, and now I see why.  This is rootstock fruit! Cuban Shaddock, I assume, as this was a Fourwinds tree from 2014.  It looks the remainder of the scion died this year and I didn't notice the rootstock took over. 

This is the second rootstock tree I have had produce fruit at a very low node count.  The other is some kind of trifoliate orange, I believe C-35. 

Should I just toss it?  I can't imagine why anybody would want this as a rootstock, and I'm not sure why Fourwinds used it.  It seems very vigorous.  The UCR description for Cuban Shaddock fruit doesn't sound appealing.  This unripe fruit I just ate had a lemon/lime/citron taste.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2021, 10:58:17 PM by brian »


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Re: Another fruiting rootstock tree
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 04:01:54 AM »
Seedlings that fruit at low node count are interesting in themselves.
The seedlings of Cuban Shaddock get big fairly fast, so thats an advantage for budding.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2021, 04:04:03 AM by pagnr »


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