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Old 04-22-2015, 07:15 AM
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Questionlemon an orange trees


Lady in California sent me 4 seeds in a sponge cup.
All germinated an she thinks they were lemon an orange trees?
Funny they grew for me .. Guess I will try to make house plants of them/
Anyone ever grow those in colder zones?
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:42 PM
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Are your seeds of regular citrus tree or dwarf ?

Years ago I had mini (dwarf?) orange and lemon tree, about 2' high and they produced mini fruits, lots of it, tho never eat any of it.
Bought my mini trees while on vacation in Florida, lasted 3 years and suddenly died of no visible reason.
What a show off that was, kept it in kitchen window and the fragrance was amazing too.
I tried to buy new ones but at that time Florida put ban on any citrus trees shipment because of some kind of spreading sickness and they chapped down lots of trees in Florida.

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Old 04-22-2015, 01:53 PM
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She didn't say what they were. Only about 3 inches tall now.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:10 PM
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I Germinated a seed from a Red Grapefruit. It is now in its 2nd year of growth. I have kept it to a single stem plant and now it is over 3 1/2 feet tall. I clipped all the leaves and thorns off of the bottom 2/3 of the plant. It is looking very nice. It will grow tree form. I had germinated two seeds and I gave one to a friend. He did not keep it to a single stem and now it is a bush. They tend to grow bush form if you do not keep them trimmed to a tree form. I do not know what to expect from this tree. Since this is zone 6 I will have to keep it in a pot all its life and bring it inside during the winters. I hope some day it will bear fruit.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:52 PM
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Mines single stem now.. Guess I ought to repot.
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I love germinating citrus seeds. Especially in the winter. I work in an irish pub so I have access to so many seeds. The cutest thing is germinating a lemon seed in an egg shell. I give them away. I did keep one for a few years. It grew like a small lemon tree .
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:31 PM
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:19 PM
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i have an orange tree here in zone 6b i bring it in in the winter and it makes my house smell amazing w/ the booms the do great in pots!
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:40 PM
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That's amazing Carolyn,
I need to replant mine.
I never had one.
Thanks .....Hows the baby?
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:42 PM
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Carolyn, Did you start your orange tree from a seed or is it a plant you bought? If you did start it from a seed, how old was the plant when it started to bloom?

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i have an orange tree here in zone 6b i bring it in in the winter and it makes my house smell amazing w/ the booms the do great in pots!
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:39 AM
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How much times the orange tree shall take to begin giving the fruit? And how many years it shall serves with fruits? I have these 2 general question from you guys. Help me
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:54 AM
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I bought it at lowes oct clearance. It was about 3 foot. Sorry cant help with little seedlings. They wld take quite awhile if think from seedst trees do
Bali. Baby is good but gardening is not so great this year. Lol. Colic is no joke.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:57 AM
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True , I got them from seeds an germinated them in a sponge.

Colic will soon be over.. Let the kids help you.. Don't worry of gardening, babys are more important.. Good luck
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:04 PM
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I've got two I grew from seeds out of an orange I ate years ago. Most of the seeds from any orange, lemon or lime fruit you get at any store will germinate easily.

Just keep it inside near a window for the first year, then next year when it's big enough put it in a larger pot and put it outside for summer, then just bring it in for winter.

I've had mine for four years now. I doubt they will ever get any fruit up here, but they make lovely little trees.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:01 PM
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Thanks Feara

Your right , just for fun seeds there.
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