How to grow Calamondin from seed.

mdcitrus(7)April 7, 2008

I just bought a calamondin and it has about 10 fruit on it! They have a good amount of seeds in them and I want to plant a few for grafting. All I need to know is how to prep the seeds before planting and what type of condition they need to be in to thrive. thanks.

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mdcitrus(7)

Do I let seeds dry? Soak in water? or just pot straight from fruit? Thanks for your time

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 11:10PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Not much to it really. Wash off the seeds and pot them up right away -- maybe a half inch down in good potting mix and keep it in a warm sunny spot. Likely each one will germinate, so pot each in it's own small pot.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 8:25PM
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mdcitrus(7)

So the ones I let dry out are no good? Thanks for the reply!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 10:38PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Generally you should not let them dry out. But they may still be good if they haven't remained dry for very long. I think one or two days is probably OK. Usually they can be stored with a damp paper towel in a ziplock in the fridge for longer periods.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 7:53AM
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mdcitrus(7)

I just planted four, Fresh from the fruit, in small pots. We'll see what happens.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 11:06PM
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dave3333

A really good thing to do with citrus seeds is this:
Extract the seeds... soak them in a glass of water overnight or a few hours... take the seeds and carefully peel the skin off the seed, soaking in water softens the skin and makes this very easy. What i did next was put the seeds in between moist paper towells and left for a week in a container stuck to the top of my moniter (heat i beleive may also speed up the process)
This vastly speeds up the process of germination. I have only ever done this with grapefruit seeds but it worked very well. I am actually doing it with calamondin seeds as i speak. With grapefruit it took about a week, where otherwise it could have taken a month.
Also after a week (or maybe longer) you will know if youv'e got a germinated seed or not.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 7:51AM
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