Post by poncirusguy on Aug 9, 2020 20:16:14 GMT -5
I have T-budded 11 Seville sour orange seedlings with New Zealand lemonade. Have T-budded 3 Fukushu kumquats to New Zealand lemonade trees. One of those NZL's has Seville sour orange root stock while the other 2 are on US897 roots. Both Seville and US897 are incompatible with kumquats. Last I T-budded 2 Fukushu kumquats to Flying dragon seedlings that did not have the twisted contorted shape of a true dragon. 15 days down for the Seville/NZL. 5 days down on the NZL/Fukushu. 5 hours down on the Flying dragon/Fukushu. We will start seeing in 6 days what took. The 3 pictures are of a Flying dragon with Fukushu T-Bud
Post by poncirusguy on Aug 16, 2020 12:23:21 GMT -5
The grafts I unwrapped are 3 weeks old. Teflon tape is free and easy to handle. 5 out of 11 are green. The 5 failed grafts will be done a week from now after I see if the Fukushu to New Zealand lemonade grafts took. I grafted them 2 weeks ago. If they are good I will graft 4 more NZL's to Seville and one Valentine to Seville. If they all fail I will graft up 4 Valentine/Seville and grow 1 Seville to maturity by grafting top down on the same tree. I am too clumsy to tie off the Teflon tape so I us a small piece of masking tape to secure the tape's loose end.
Interesting experiment, probably no one tried this before I want to try graft budwood from my selected poncirus seedlings into mature Satsuma and Kishu to speed up first flowering, not sure if it will works but somebody has to try it