[NAFEX] rootstock under meyers lemon

V. Michael Bove, Jr. vmb at teakettlefarm.com
Sun Apr 15 09:49:40 EDT 2007

I've had a trifoliate orange growing here (MA/RI border) unprotected  
for a dozen years with never any dieback, even after numerous -10F  
nights.  It's an annual struggle to keep it under 8 feet tall.

Hint -- if you do plant one, make sure it's at least 6-8 feet from  
any pathways, or you'll be pruning off wayward branches all the time  
to keep it from attacking passers-by.  The thorns on a full-grown one  
of these beasts are among the nastiest among domesticated plants.

--Michael Bove
Teakettle Farm, Zone 6

On Apr 15, 2007, at 9:26 AM, list at ginda.us wrote:

> Thanks to both Jim Nottke and Bassem Samaan.  I guess it's trifoliate
> orange.  That's not quite hardy here (we usually get a few nights
> below zero) and a thorny invasive plant with barely useable fruit
> isn't what I need anyhow, so I guess I'll just cut off the sprout and
> tell the plant to direct its energy towards the Meyers Lemon.  :)
> Ginda

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