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Pandan

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Kumquat as rootstock?
« on: November 22, 2021, 08:54:58 AM »
Hello all!

Basically I'm wondering if kumquat can be used as a rootstock for other citrus types and what problems or benefits could come from that? I can't find a lot of info off google


Froom my limited knowledge poncirus seems to be the go-to for mass compatibility so if compatibility is an issue could PT be can intergraft?
https://ucanr.edu/sites/ucceventura/files/57694.pdf

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 02:56:40 PM »
Why not make PT the only graft, instead using Kumquat as first graft and then PT as the interstock?

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 11:14:27 PM »
Why not make PT the only graft, instead using Kumquat as first graft and then PT as the interstock?
Mostly asking if kumquats could serve as multi-grafted trees partly out of curiosity and also as someone who lives in a colder environment / small living space.

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 01:06:12 AM »
Laaz on this forum has mentioned that 1) kumquats do well on their own roots despite "common knowledge" saying they don't and 2) fukushu kumquat makes a great rootstock (I don't know the details of this)

Anyway, because I have a surplus of kumquats and a shortage of flying dragon, I am growing out some fukushu seeds to try this. 

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 09:18:45 PM »
Marumi kumquat makes excellent rootstock and is more dwarfing than FD.  I have none though

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 11:47:02 PM »
So what I'm a little shockingly gathering from these two or three anecdotes are that kumquats are or can be good rootstock but are underutilized?  ;D

Marumi in particular is interesting to me given its a manageable size and hardiness, hopefully meiwa would function similarly

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 10:47:58 AM »
I thought marumi was listed as being not true from seed?

Also, more dwarfing than FD would be a big surprise to me... do you have any links or books you can point me to with more information about this?

I have a fruiting marumi right now I have been eating fruit from for weeks.  It appears nearly identical to Fukushu, btw, except that Fukushu has a more pronounced "finger dimple" at the bottom of the fruit, and I've read fukushu is true to seed while marumi is not. 

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 10:53:39 AM »
I never said they make good rootstock, I've never tried them as rootstock. I have a changshu I grew from seed that is over 25 ft tall & produces hundreds of fruit every year & never had a issue...

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Re: Kumquat as rootstock?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 02:06:29 PM »
oh, sorry, I must have misremembered

 

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