Rooting trifoliate orange cuttings
This summer, our movie star
neighbor proudly displayed dozens of dwarf
lemons he had bought for a song. The trouble was, every
single one had sprouted from the rootstock, and the bushy growth of
trifoliate orange was overshadowing the lemon scionwood. I was
itching to prune, so my neighbor kindly handed me the clippers and let
Next, I forgot about
them. The glasses of water dried up repeatedly, but I tended to
remember to add fresh liquid before the cuttings really gave up the
ghost. Months later, I was shocked to see that three of my
trifoliate oranges had grown hefty roots! I potted them up in
some composted manure and will graft on Meyer lemon twigs in a month or
two, once our parent tree has ripened its lemons all the way and starts
putting out new growth.
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