Show me your citrus . . .

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by IRQVET, Jan 2, 2017.


    IRQVET Member

    I recently began raising Meyer Lemons from seed I picked off a family members 30 year old/+ full size tree. I've been having decent luck lately as I used the hydrogen peroxide/ gemination method.

    But I'm curious what others here have done with their citrus. So show me what you've got . . .

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    wascaptain Well-Known Member

    i had a nice myers lemon tree, but it got ran over by a drunk driver and died. it would produce over a hundred lemons a season. i would use maybe 3 of them and would try to give the rest away. i didnt replant a lemon tree in its place.

    here is a pic of oranges off my tree, i been making jelly with them. my orange tree gave 350 oranges this season. IMG_1819.JPG
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    alwayslearning777 Active Member

    Hey so I started a lemon from seed about three years ago .. I am not sure if it will ever produce lemons from what I've read but still love having it along with my other random plants .. I live in MI so sucks i can't just plant it outside ... I have to prune it pretty often so it doesn't grow too tall 20170108_010917.jpg
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    alwayslearning777 Active Member

    I think that Meyer lemons are usual grafted so the plant I'm growing is more or less root stock ... smells really good though and pretty resilient, it's been through some shit lol

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    An nd if I remember correctly it may still flower .. not sure I'll def let ya know if it ever flowers .. not sure if it's a photosensitive plant, it's always under 18 hrs of light so if I tried 24 hrs of light or maybe 12 it may flower .. haunt tried let me know if u have any advice

    donando Active Member

    That's cool as hell man. I might just give it a go for shits.

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    alwayslearning777 Active Member

    Its helpful that it likes the same mutes as the buds I tried some coffie plants n they do not like the lower PH but yup the lemon loves they heavy 16
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    IRQVET Member

    What is the typical growth rate of citrus? I have to admit I'm growing inpatient with its lack of growth. Granted, mine are only a few months old, but they're maybe 3 inches tall.

    alwayslearning777 Active Member

    Mine seemed like it didn't do anything for soooo long .. I had tried before and threw them away for the same reason , mine is about 3 years old and I'd say the last two years it really started to grow like branches consistently and topping it didn't stunt it , i top and prune once every two months and it'll just sprout a new branch the next week

    But the first year it didn't do much .. I just kept it cuz I started and threw away 2 other times before this one .. I was in the habit of over watering tho and not keeping it under direct light but it was out of no where it just started growing mad .. like a few months after I transplanted to a large pot it was unstoppable

    I neglected mine a bit too so I'd say just keep it and it will just start going crazy but It took me about a year for it to really start

    I wanted to keep mine in a small tray and Bonzi it cuz I heard they are great for that came have awesome thick roots .. I may start another and stick with that
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    DonTesla Well-Known Member

    wish we could see pics of either! sorry to here about your lemon tree, what a sad story !

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