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martweb

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New Zealand Lemonade true from seed?
« on: May 07, 2022, 12:15:10 AM »
Does New Zealand Lemonade come true from seed or does it hybridize?

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade true from seed?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 04:10:27 PM »
It seems to be able to easily form hybrids with nearby plants, so if it produces nucellar seeds, it doesn't do so reliably.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade true from seed?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 04:14:20 PM »
I would like to use NZL as pollen acceptor.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade true from seed?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 04:50:11 PM »
What I've heard is that it can and does accept pollen, even by accident.  It may be something like Eureka and Lisbon lemons, that are roughly 30-33% nucellar, or possibly it's uniformly zygotic.  No one on the Internet seems to have stats about its nucellar status, but there are numerous reports of accidental crosses.

Try it and see what you get.  You may end up being the person who resolves the question for the citrus-growing population at large.

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Re: New Zealand Lemonade true from seed?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 08:25:39 AM »
Poncirusguy said this on Citrusgrowersv2..
I have 3 NZL trees.  1 on C35, 1 on Seville sour and 1 grafted to a seedling NZL.  I have given all my others away.
https://citrusgrowersv2.proboards.com/thread/155/new-zealand-lemonade

Maybe pick up the thread and ask if NZL seedlings looked pretty similar, or fairly different.

 

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