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grafting onto 4 year old lemon

Posted by sandrogrima 10a (SW FL) (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 13:30

Hi,

I have a lemon i planted 4 ears ago. It was about 3/4" thick at that time but has grown tremendously. It is a hybrid called pondarosa.

I have an emotional attachment to the tree and would like to keep it but the massive lemons (1-2LB) are hard to use.

how easy would it be to graft one or more additional varieties of citrus onto this tree?

Any info would be highly appreciated!

Thanks
Sandro Grima
Cape Coral FL


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

if you dont get an answer here ... try the fruit forum.. i never see those experts here ...

ken


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RE: BTW .. i dont get it ...

BTW .. i dont get it ...

if you graft onto it.. you will cut off all the old tree.. but for the roots ... so i dont know how grafting will help you

you know.. you are allowed.. when the fruit are dime sized.. to simply pick them off.. and enjoy your tree.. w/o the man-killing fruit .. lol ..

ken


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

I've seen apple trees with as many as 5 varieties grafted onto one tree. I would imagine the same could be done with lemons.
It wouldn't hurt to try a branch or two and see what happens. I personally have poor luck with grafting, but I like to keep trying. :)


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

ken_adrian, i didn't explain well enough. I meant, can i add variety to the tree buy grafting onto only 1 or 2 or the main branches and leaving the rest alone.

Make sense?


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

that is exactly what i was hoping you understood ...

but then.. you still have the giant ones ... hence my other suggestion ...

again.. i recommend you talk with the peeps in the fruit forum ....

ken


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

For your lemon, budding is more appropriate and easily done. I think if you google budding citrus several videos will be available to get you started. Al


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RE: grafting onto 4 year old lemon

thanks for all the info!


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