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Will Budda's Hand makes good root stock ?

Posted by olympia_gardener 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 13:24

One of my favorite kumquat died due to root rot. Poor thing. I tried to save it by moving it into gritty mix but it was too late. I checked with my friend who gave me this kumquat years ago. The mother plant is stil alive. Since this is not a commercial kumquat variety, I want to have some more grafted before the mother plant may accidentlly die.

Ideally, I would like to graft kumqauts on " fly dragon" for its hardy and dwarf feature. but it is not easy to come by. I might just use what I have on hand to save myself money and effect of sourcing it.

I have few rooted Buddas' Hand cutting, I am wondering if it will make good root stock for the kumqauts? Anyone knows or tried before??

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RE: Will Budda's Hand makes good root stock ?

From what I can find online, citrons don't make good rootstock. One website I found says it makes the tree susceptible to gummosis and xyloporosis. Not sure what either of those mean but they don't sound good :P


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