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Pandan

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Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« on: April 19, 2022, 12:23:52 AM »
Long story short I picked up a cheap, miniature blooming meyer lemon from Pikes. I want to graft to it after it grows out a bit.

Could a meyer be used as grafting stock for other citrus (oranges, limes, kumquat etc)?

Are there particular species to focus on (because of rejection/ performance)?

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 08:15:01 AM »
For a potted plant yes..  The roots are  to frail for good outdoors rootstock

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 03:21:16 PM »
I assume its grafted onto a dwarfing stock like flying dragon. Didnt check for a graft union tho.

I will most likely keep it in a pot however

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 11:59:12 AM »
It is common to find meyer lemon sold as rooted cuttings, but it could be grafted. 

My meyer lemon appears to be a rooted cutting, I am thinking of grafting it onto Flying Dragon and getting rid of the original plant.  I don't need a ton of lemons.

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 06:48:57 PM »
It is common to find meyer lemon sold as rooted cuttings, but it could be grafted. 

My meyer lemon appears to be a rooted cutting, I am thinking of grafting it onto Flying Dragon and getting rid of the original plant.  I don't need a ton of lemons.

What is the problem of lemon as rooted cutting? Is the tree too big, or root is too weak?

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2022, 08:10:58 PM »
I've owned a few meyer lemons over the years, all appeared to be from cuttings, and they were always finicky and unhealthy compared to all my other citrus.  I am curious if a grafted one is healther.  Also, I like the dwarfing aspect of Flying Dragon as lemons are fairly vigorous though meyer isn't quite so much as others.

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 03:03:17 AM »
Compatibility could be somewhat inferred in reverse, by looking at the rootstocks the Myer Lemon scion is successfully granted onto. Those rootstocks more closely related to fruiting scions, such as Sweet Orange, Cleopatra Mandarin, Rough Lemon etc might give more idea as to what fruiting scions might be compatible, more so than Citrange or Trifoliata. If it is widely compatible to rootstocks, perhaps its more likely to be widely compatible to scions ??

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 06:36:02 PM »
I had a meyer lemon grafted on carrizo rootstock but it died in februari, it was hibernating in a shelter so no frost damage, but as soon as I could put it outside again it didn't like the humid air and dropped all the leaves, plant died, end of story.

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Re: Meyer lemon as graft stock for other citrus
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2022, 11:34:40 AM »
I had a meyer lemon grafted on carrizo rootstock but it died in februari, it was hibernating in a shelter so no frost damage, but as soon as I could put it outside again it didn't like the humid air and dropped all the leaves, plant died, end of story.
Breaking dormancy can be nerve wracking. i had something similar happen this year too - sorry for your loss.

 

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