UBC Botanical Garden Forums  

» UBC Botanical Garden


Go Back   UBC Botanical Garden Forums > Archives (no new threads) > Citrus

Post New ThreadReply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 14th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Stephanie Saxby Stephanie Saxby is offline
Registered (1-2 posts)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toowoomba Australia
Posts: 1
Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?

Our next door neighbours have an amazing manderine tree.
The fruit is very sweet, and I would like to grow a tree for our family.

My question is can I plant the seeds out of the manderine fruit, and grow a tree. Will the fruit tast the same?

Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 15th, 2005, 09:06 AM
Megami's Avatar
Megami Megami is offline
Generous Contributor (100+ posts)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 168
Re: Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?

You will find this thread helpful to answer your questions:

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/fo...ead.php?t=6602
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 8th, 2005, 07:55 PM
drichard12 drichard12 is offline
Contributor (100-499 posts)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan, U>S>A
Posts: 200
Re: Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?

Stephanie Saxby..You could ask your neighbour if you could air layer one of branchs, it wont hurt the tree

also if you had some root stock you could also t-bud. either way is very easy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 9th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Millet Millet is offline
Generous Contributor (100+ posts)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Denver,Colorado USA
Posts: 1,699
Re: Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?

Yes, you can plant a seed from your neighbors mandarin tree. It will take approximately 18-21 days for germination. Keeping the germinating medium at 90F will help to speed up the process. Almost all sweet oranges, true grapefruit, lemons, limes, pure mandarins (other than King & Clementine) most tangelos, hybrid tangerines & tangors (except Temple) willl come true from seed. So if your neighbors mandarin tree is not a King or Clementine mandarin then the seeds will produce a tree that will be the same as your neighbors. Note that it will take 7-9 years before the seedling will start to produce fruit. Grow the seedling in a fast draining soil, and water only when the top inch or two becomes dry. - Millet
Reply With Quote
Post New ThreadReply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me identify this thorny fruit tree! christine41 Plants: Identification 16 February 5th, 2011 07:44 AM
A beautiful tree needs saving. Mazare Fruit and Nut Trees 19 June 25th, 2008 05:05 PM
Gum tree (without fruit) ID coolowl Plants: Identification 11 July 13th, 2007 03:37 PM
Plum Tree, flowers but no fruit Ian McCracken Fruit and Nut Trees 5 March 9th, 2005 12:20 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2011, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research