Buying citrus rootstock

sk290December 16, 2009

Does anybody knows where rootstocks can be purchased on a retail basis? Everyone I looked up on line only sells in quantity to growers. I just wanted about 1 or 2 to try my hand at grafting.

I'm in So. Cal and a local vendor would probably be better but anyone anywhere would be great too. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sandra

Dana Point, CA - zone 9b

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cpp6318

Treesource will sell all varieties in small quantities but you have to go through the same process as comercial growers-contracts and a six month wait while they custom grow it.
You might also try growing rootstock from suckers of available citrus trees and grafting onto that.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 10:03PM
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sk290

Someone in the fruit forum suggested that I buy a little cheap citrus at Home Depot and graft onto it. I'll try that and see how it works.

Wonder why it's so hard to find citrus rootstock (?)

Thanks! :)

Sandra

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 10:10PM
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ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)

Yes, Sandra. Both Lowes and HD carry these semi-dwarf citrus for $10-12 and you can practice grafting on them. You can get the Flying Dragon seeds and sprout them to get rootstock :) Good luck.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 11:03PM
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bayoufilter(9a HouTX)

Sand Mountain Herbs has seeds for Poncirus trifoliata - a few bucks for 25(?) seeds and they include instructions for sowing. Great rootstock if your soil isn't salty.
I plan to sow rootstock right inna ground and graft onto them. I want to raise a dozen varieties with different harvest dates. Grafting onto rootstock is the only way I will be able to afford all that variety.

Here is a link that might be useful: Trifoliate Seeds

    Bookmark   January 10, 2010 at 10:49AM
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sk290

Hmmm, I've never considered growing the rootstock from seeds. That would probably take much longer than I would like to wait. I want fruit now! lol

turtleman,

I didn't see roostocks listed in your site... got any?

Sandra

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 1:03AM
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turtleman49(AZ)

Yeah I think theres about 850 tall pots of Trifoliate and around 8000 of Seville Orange, I never added them to the site because most people always wanted a finished tree/liner

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 9:28AM
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thisisme(az9b)

turtleman49 how much are these Seville Orange rootstocks?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 4:18PM
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jerry_2010

I would like to purchase poncirus trifoliata rootstock (one year old) and would like to purchase 2000 poncirus trifoliata seeds

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 12:46PM
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bayoufilter(9a HouTX)

"Hmmm, I've never considered growing the rootstock from seeds. That would probably take much longer than I would like to wait. I want fruit now!"

LOL, me, too. But check out micro-budding. A single bud is cleft-grafted onto a VERY young rootstock (that a few weeks before was a seed).

Here is a link that might be useful: produce fruit in two years from rootstock seed

    Bookmark   January 14, 2010 at 3:12PM
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mrtexas(9a)

The reason citrus rootstock is hard to get is the demand for them retail is almost nil. Mostly wholesale growers would be buying them or seed by the quart.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2010 at 3:21PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

turtleman,
I'm resurrecting this older thread because I'm going to try my hand and some grafting. I'm hoping (crossing my fingers) to be able to get some Xie Shan and Ugli budwood from CCPP this June. And some third variety I have yet to decide upon. I've never grafted before, so this will be my first attempt. So, I'm trying to find good rootstock for my S. California area. Can you ship to California (I know there's talk of quarantine for AZ.) I will probably only have 36 total budwoods (3 varieties, 12 pieces). So, small order, but I'd sure like to try my hand at this.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 10:15PM
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tantanman(z9Tx)

For Seville Sour orange seed try a large Latino grocery.
It may bee too late now since they may be sprouted inside the fruit already.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 12:25AM
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