Interested in Growing Meyer Lemon Trees from Cuttings. Plz Help

thenear1send(9)August 31, 2008

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this site so I am not aware of the past messages that solved my question, which im sure has been answered dozens of times. If you could answer here, i would more than appreciate it, but if you had a link to any of the good messages on starting Meyer Lemons from cuttings, start-finish, that would be awesome too!

Well, heres my quick story..

I went to my neighbors house and picked a good sized bag of lemons off of his Meyer Lemon tree, which is huge, probably 30-40 years old. And I decided, hey, why not grow some lemons from the seeds of the fruits i had. So i checked out growing conditions on the web, and planted about ten lemon seeds. Then as i was searching later on, discovered that Meyers were a hybridized variety, so i though, Oh great, im going to have to wait 8 years just to see if im growing the right plant... So i was a little let down. Until I later discovered that Meyers were one of "the easiest" citrus to propagate through cuttings. So i decided to change my plans from growing from seeds, to getting myself some nice sized cuttings (since his tree is so big). BUT, having no tree experience, and a failed experience at growing trees from cuttings in the past. so, CAN ANYONE HELP, PLEASE! I really prefer step-by-step instructions if that is at all possible to ask for.

Some of my questions include:

How large of a cutting, and from where on the tree. And, if grafting is necessary, how do i do that?

Much appreciated!

-Adam

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Best time Summer thru Autumn. Take a tip cutting 2-3 inchec long, remove all but tip leaf. apply 0.1% IBA (Rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil & mist taking 25-50 days to root.
There are many books with pictures on grafting techniques at any public library that would be the best way to teach yourself.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 10:20AM
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