[NAFEX] breeding trifoliate orange
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Feb 28 21:06:44 EST 2004
This goes back over 100 years. There have been many such hybrids of P.
trifoliata with other citrus. The biggest hangup in most cases has been the
fact that most such hybrids produce all nucellar seedlings, which means you
can't get any further generations from them. The NAFEX hardy citrus group
deals exactly with this sort of thing.
Someone has mentioned that there are some "improved" trifoliate oranges
running around somewhere. I'd like to locate some for a backyard
breeding project--selecting for "slightly less inedible" to see how much
improvement could be made.
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