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ragnarlookbrood

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whick rootstock is this?
« on: May 13, 2022, 02:04:34 PM »
on which rootstock is this clementine?
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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 02:20:02 PM »
Some kind of orange it looks like to me.  I would crush a leaf and see how it smells to tell more. 

Not trifoliate obviously, and doesn't look like lemon leaf shape, and doesn't look like pummelo/shaddock (petioles aren't very large)

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 04:08:23 PM »
Yeah, not trifoliata.  It doesn't quite look like rough lemon to me, although I can't quite rule it out.

Perhaps sour orange?  It's a common rootstock for oranges.  And I believe it has those distinct but slender petioles.

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 05:21:16 PM »
Going by common rootstocks, It looks like Citrus macrophylla, aka Alemow or Colo. Bit soon to tell but foliage is lime like which is a match.
Orange seedlings tend to have trowel/triangular shaped leaves.
Sour Orange tends to have slightly wide petioles and scented leaves. Smooth Seville has grapefruit like leaves, with thin petiole.
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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 09:04:26 PM »
Sour orange petioles are not slender but are quite winged.

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 09:15:52 PM »
I have sur orange and it has much bigger leaves

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 09:23:15 PM »
My experience with sour orange is limited to the single seedling I have.  Although I must say it rather resembles the rootstock in question, at least so far.

I am inclined towards the opinion that it's an alemow, now.

Perhaps comparing to the images at http://citruspages.free.fr/trifoliates.php would be helpful?  (It's about rootstocks, not just trifoliata.)

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 12:15:38 AM »
Cleopatra (Cleo for short) tangerine would be my guess. Cleo, sour orange and lemons are the common monofloiate rootstocks that I am familiar with. Lemon leaves have a slightly scalloped margin, and sour orange has more of a wing on the petiole. Cleo has small leaves. So that seems to fit with your picture. I supose there are plenty of other things it could be including a couple other tangerine types, but Cleo would seem to be the most common option.

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 05:56:48 AM »
Cleopatra has small pointed leaves, like most of the small fruited seedy mandarin species.

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2022, 10:01:06 AM »
Cleopatra has small pointed leaves, like most of the small fruited seedy mandarin species.

Good point, the leaf tip does look rounded.

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Re: whick rootstock is this?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2022, 12:14:20 PM »
Thanks for the replies, I crushed a leaf and it smells like orange/tangerine anyway.

 

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