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Citradia

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Citramot?
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:39:54 PM »
I was just researching bergamot and noticed that according to the ucr citrus variety collection site that it is mostly monoembryonic. I think that means if it makes seeds they should be single and from sexual reproduction and therefore seedlings should not be true to type, rather be hybrids. I can’t find reference to a poncirus and bergamot hybrid, that I presume could be called a “citramot.”  My bergamot tree has bloomed repeatedly this year, so I am tempted to try pollination with PT next spring and see what happens. I look forward to everyone’s comments.

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Re: Citramot?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 10:12:41 PM »
Looking forward to this, good luck.

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Re: Citramot?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 12:59:33 PM »
You will probably have good success. I found that is 5 out of 6 crosses I made resulted in hybrids. The one that did not, tangelo X citrumelo was not overly polyembryonic. let us know how it goes.

 

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