[NAFEX] Citrus from seed, and tangelolos
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Sun Dec 26 18:08:32 EST 2004
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of philip sauber
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 6:47 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pummelo
Is there a source that mentions what chances of success one might have
trying different citrus from seed? I've found several that say Pummelo is
commonly grown from seed, but of course, as Phil says, that doesn't mean it
will come true to type. In fact, sources mention that named varieties are
grafted. It's my rule of thumb that citrus can be grown from seed, and will
often come true to type, but variances can certainly occur.
Here's a reference re: Pummelo seed:
A page on citrus from seed: http://h2othouse.com/html/citrus_from_seed.html
And a request: I've been looking for tangelolo (tangelo x grapefruit) for
years, after tasting the very refreshing and completely non-bitter Lavender
Gem tangelolo. I hear there's a second commercial variety coming along in
Florida. I have found a source in Southern CA - I'm in Northern - and after
years, the intrastate quarantine seems to be lifted. But they're pricey.
Anyone else know of a source for plants or seeds?
And Phil - which citrus are you growing? I envy you the number of plants.
No room here for so many. Right now I have a Kaffir lime and an
unidentified orange, Valencia-like if not Valencia
~ Stephen S.
Pummelo is one of the few citrus that do NOT come true from seed.
phil with 25 citrus trees in the ground near Houston, TX
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