Meyer lemon seedling?
Hi all! I usually hang out at the plumeria forum, but I could use some advice from you citrus pros here.
Several years ago I bought a Meyer lemon for a friend. When I repotted it, a little side shoot came off the root ball--it looks like it was a completely separate plant, like a seedling that was in the pot with the larger tree. I kept the baby and it's grown very well for me.
It looks exactly like Meyermike's pictures in the other post: wide leaves with purplish buds that open to white, and a short, dense growth habit. It's been producing for a few years now and makes huge sweet lemons.
My first question is: Is it possible for a Meyer seedling to be so close to the parent?
And secondly, what are the chances that its own seedling would be consistent in traits? Because I have a small 2 y.o. seedling of the suspected seedling that has completely different leaves so far.
I'll save my grafting questions for another time, LOL! Thanks for your help!