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lorewren

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Kumquat from seed
« on: January 30, 2016, 08:33:18 PM »
Has anyone here grown a Kumquat from seed?   Which variety?  How large/old are they for first flowers/fruit?  any info would be helpful.

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Re: Kumquat from seed
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 11:08:04 AM »
I've heard they don't do well on their own roots, so unless you are trying to breed new varieties you are probably better off with grafted kumquats.  I imagine they will take many years to fruit from seed, especially in a container in a northern climate. 

They do germinate very easily, though.  I spit the seeds back into the containers when I eat the fruit and there are always little kumquat plants sprouting in the soil. 

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Re: Kumquat from seed
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 11:08:56 AM »
I've heard they don't do well on their own roots, so unless you are trying to breed new varieties you are probably better off with grafted kumquats.  I imagine they will take many years to fruit from seed, especially in a container in a northern climate. 

They do germinate very easily, though.  I spit the seeds back into the containers when I eat the fruit and there are always little kumquat plants sprouting in the soil.

I've seen a mature kumquat in the ground. Good drainage is essential.

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Re: Kumquat from seed
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 08:59:50 PM »
 I have seen several quite large Meiwa kumquats on their own root. They were very thorny and were good producers.
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