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Young Grapefruit Tree

Posted by 750lucklord none (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 16, 13 at 15:19

Hi,
I recently bought a young grapefruit tree. It did not say exactly how old or what kind grapefruit it was. I live in Toronto (Canada) and I'm going to keep the tree inside during the summer near a large south-west facing window. I'm fertilizing it with a 30-10-10 fertilizer meant for trees. It has all of the required micronutriens ( B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn) except Mangnesium, which I use every 2-3 weeks. I mulch it once in a while with grass clipping or ground up pine cones. I have pictures and some of my concerns here: http://imgur.com/a/NLXa8. I'm wondering how old it is, how big it will get, if its anywhere near fruit bearing age and if I'm caring for it properly.
Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Tree


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

750, it sure is a pretty tree and a healthier green than any of mine. I'm just in awe you can grow citrus in Canada, even inside.


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

Haha, its warm where I live, all of Canada isn't a frozen wasteland. Do you know what kind of tree it is?
Thanks for the reply!


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

No, sorry, I don't have any idea but I'm no expert. To me, most citrus leaves look the same, except for differences in size.


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

750 The tree is grafted to root of a different variety. the yellow brown streaks are the bark maturing from green to real bark as the tree ages. This is normal. The tree is very nice looking. my advice to you is to keep reading the citrus web on problems people have with their individual trees. What ever they have, YOU WILL HAVE at some time in the future and it will be extremely helpful to recognize a problem before it escalate. Knowing as opposed to asking for help can mean the difference between a health tree remaining healthy to a tree loosing 1 to2 years or just outright dieing.

My main expertise is getting around what would appear to be any insurmountable problems in gardening. I know relatively little about citrus. My knowledge Is here from the web


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

Thanks so much for your response! It was really helpful! I'm really glad to know its grafted and I'll be sure to keep learning about grapefruit trees!


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RE: Young Grapefruit Tree

graft line area in yellow circle

The simple winged leaf on the rootstock shows it is not poncirus trifoliata.

Steve


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