[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.
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. :)
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