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Old 01-23-2012, 06:53 PM
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Here is a picture of my Temple orange flower.
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Originally Posted by bjbr View Post:
Does anyone have a fruit cocktail tree? I bought one a few years ago but it did not live through the summer. I may try agian.
I bought one but it didn't grow well either. Definitely don't buy one online. There seems to be only one vendor (though I think they use different names.) and that vendor isn't very good. Never had any luck from anything I bought from them.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:13 PM
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Tom I have some Key Lime seedlings I grew from seed - If I can extricate one from the passion vines come Spring you're welcome to it if you like .. just let me know. They are about a foot tall .. maybe taller - haven't really looked at them lately.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:00 PM
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My flower smells awesome. Can't wait for the meyer lemon flowers to open up. I hear they are very fragrant.
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Sunroomtom your picture is beautiful and just thinking about how amazing they must smell makes my head spin.

So I still have those orange seeds that I am not sure will grow, but would like to try. Do any of you have any suggestion on the best way to proceed?
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Thumbs upAbsolutely, Positively, YES!!!


Just sow them directly from the fruit and into soil. Bury the seeds about an inch deep and keep the soil moist, but not soggy.


Most citrus seeds take a couple weeks to germinate. I've got some that should be coming up soon and I'll show shots when they do.


Good luck.


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Red faceWoops, Sorry Tom!!!


Gorgeous temple orange flowers. They must smell like heaven!


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Thanks HollyBerry Lady - into the ground they go.
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Yes, the flower smells amazing. There are three which I think will most likely open tomorrow on the Temple Tree. Can't wait as that one flower smells really nice.

But I have more news! My Improved Meyer Lemon Tree has opened up its first flower! Yay! Here is a pic.

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TalkingCongrats, Tommy!


Fantastic shot!


Oh I can imagine the fragrance is over the top!


Citrus trees like to dry out between waterings.


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I have since updated my blog and my Meyer Lemon Tree has five flowers on it and the Temple Orange tree has four flowers open. I'm quite pleased with them.
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I am starting to think that the lowest branch on my Meyer Lemon Tree is from the original rootstock as some new leafs have grown and are now fully developed (happened in about 6 days). Personally I think that is way too fast. And, I think that is taking nutrients and energy from the tree.
Sherry please look at my blog and the pics of the full Meyer Lemon Tree. Look for the lowest branch as it is about an inch above soil level. I can't tell where the graft is, but I think this branch is below it. Please look as I plan on pruning it right off when I get home a I want to allow the tree to grow up and not waste its energy on this branch. Please let me know asap if I'm right. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:02 PM
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if you look at this picture on the far left there is a tiny cluster. Those leafs are now fully grown. I think they have grown way too fast. Please let me know Sherry or anyone else who knows about grafting and rootstock and pruning. Thanks!
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Look at the part of the leaf between the stem and the big leaf. I think for most rootstocks it is bigger than the leaves on the grafted part of the plant.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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the two big leafs on the left are off of the same branch as well. So you can see that the buds on the right are about half way developed. By the time those buds grew enough to open up those tiny leafs on the left were already fully grown. Also, you can see that branch is only about half an inch from the ground, i'm guessing it is rootstock as it is so low and this is the improved meyer lemon. thoughts?
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