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nickwhish

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Graft rookie - will it grow?
« on: November 26, 2015, 02:28:53 AM »
Hi,
I'm patiently awaiting for my graft to sprout, do you think there is any hope?
I've broken the top of the tree as I saw demonstrated in a youtube video (to try and break apical dominance and force the bud to shoot)



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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 04:29:04 AM »
i think it will, your graft looks better than mine turned out. i unwrapped mine too soon and they have begun to dry out yours looks as though it is still hydrated and viable give it time i think it will grow.

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 11:27:23 AM »
Hi, is this a t-bud or chip bud graft and if so of what scion onto what rootstock?

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 01:15:24 PM »
Your graft looks good, should do fine. - Millet

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 05:07:53 PM »
Looks good to me. Looks like an upsde down chip bud.

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 09:56:44 PM »
The bark wasn't really peeling easily so I could only tuck them in at the bottom.
The scion is the elusive "crimson tide" finger lime, it may just be an online scam, i've never actually seen the fruit in real life.
(please post if you have seen one  ::) )

The rootstock is a trifoliata (the bottom of a young purchased Tahitian lime tree from the hardware store)

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 05:47:34 PM »
Oh nice. Speaking of lime, does anyone [Millet] know how a mandarin would do on a lime or lemon rootstock? If its own roots are better I could try that too. My grandmother has one that has been very neglected and is non productive and I want to try adding one to my collection using a scion from that.

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 01:28:52 PM »
Lemon rootstocks produce big quantities of fruit, but the fruit's quality is always poor. Lemon as a rootstock is normally used only for commercial juice production where they want to emphasize quantity. They then mix with smaller amounts of other juices to get the right taste. An advantage of the lemon stock is rapid growth, it being more vigorous than other rootstocks. However, this also results in poor taste.  Traditionally lime rootstocks produce trees with a higher yield of fruit, but then as the tree ages the yield falls off.  There are many rootstocks much better for mandarin then either lemon or lime. Currently I am growing both lemon and lime on Flying Dragon rootstock.  - Millet

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Re: Graft rookie - will it grow?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2015, 09:29:07 AM »
Noted with thanks millet. So would a lemon on its own roots produce poor quality fruit or only if growing on rootstock of another lemon? Also how does flying dragon fare in the tropics?