[NAFEX] rootstock under meyers lemon
nottke1 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 15 06:32:49 EDT 2007
Trifoliate Orange (Poncirus trifoliata) can grow to a large citrus tree. The juvenile spines are thin, but on the mature tree they are stout and up to 2.5 inches long. Here it is hardy to 5 degrees. The fruit is very seedy and the pulp is very tart - with much effort, the fruit can be made into marmalade or lemonade. They are hard to eradicate once established.
near Winston-Salem, NC Z7
>From: Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us>
>Sent: Apr 14, 2007 10:25 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] rootstock under meyers lemon
>My potted meyers lemon has a sprout from below the graft. It looks
>completely different: the leaf is long and has three leaflets, and the
>stem has more, thinner spikes.
>I plan to remove it, but I'm curious what it might be. Any guesses?
>The plant is hardy to about 20F, and the mature bark on the stock looks
>just like the mature bark on the lemon.
>eastern mass. Zone 6
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