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Nick C

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Grafting previously rooted cutting
« on: April 19, 2024, 10:55:12 PM »
I rooted this golden nugget mandarin cutting a couple years ago and since hasnít really done much. Minimal new growth, flowers in the spring but overall looks like shit. Is it worth it to try grafting it onto flying dragon or are the chances of it improving afterwards slim?




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Re: Grafting previously rooted cutting
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2024, 11:11:23 PM »
Personally, I would grow a new seedling and graft to it.

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Re: Grafting previously rooted cutting
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2024, 04:37:19 AM »
You could just take a cutting and graft it on any healthy and larger citrus tree, and it will grow fine If it was a fruiting branch that you rooted, then it should be fruiting for you in 2 years. I hear some citruses do not grow well on their own roots, never tried it myself. You do not need to use only FD, people say it makes the fruit sweeter, I don't know about that. Most Gold Nugget trees from nursery are grafted on semi-dwf rootstock. I have not seen any grafted to FD, only the kumquats seem to be grafted on FD and they grow super slow.

 

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