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RE: Lime Seedling (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: hoosierquilt on 02.07.2013 at 11:32 pm in Citrus Forum

Yes, I would top all three vertical shoots to encourage lateral branching. And almost all citrus are self-fertile, or are parthenocarpic - produce fruit without the need for fertilization. And most citrus are also self-fertile (if pollination improves fruit set). Limes are most definitely parethenocarpic. The only citrus I am aware of that needs cross pollination to set fruit to improve fruit set are Minneola tangelo, clementine, Nova, Orlando, Robinson, and Sunburst mandarins.

Patty S.


Good fertility info, as per cultivars.
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RE: Lime Seedling (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: houstontexas123 on 02.07.2013 at 10:43 pm in Citrus Forum

was it one seed(polyembryonic) or multiple seeds?

what i've read is that you can tie the top down and one of the lateral buds will take over as the leader and once it's several inches long you cut off the old lead and it'll fruit a few years earlier than if you just let it grow naturally.

a lot of citrus are self fertile not sure about the one you have.


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