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Where we left off…..

A friend of mine and my cousin told me that I’d have to graft them in to another plant, because their root systems on their own aren’t strong enough.

WHHHHHHAAAAAAAT!?!?!

whaaaat

The research began…..

  • The best time to graft lemons is between November and April.
  • Meyer lemons can be propagated easily from cuttings, or grafted to sweet orange or rough lemon rootstock.

I initially grew 8 plants from seed. Once they started getting big enough to continually go into bigger and bigger pots, I decided to pick the 4 strongest plants and repot them into the latest larger pots. I now have 4 strong plants that are about 1.5 years old. From what I’ve read this is about the time that they need to be grafted.

I think at this point, I’m going to have to find a professional to graft these trees for me or give them away to someone who can do it and grow these plants into fruit producing trees.

Out of My Depth

UPDATE: I was recently told that they do not need to be grafted, just planted in the ground. I’m not sure if my current house and backyard is an ideal location for lemon trees??

Perhaps I’ll do both….I am going to give two of my trees to my step-mother who is already experienced and has producing Meyer lemon trees. And maybe go ahead and plant the other two in my yard….?

While this started as an experiment that has been somewhat successful, I’m out of my depth on this…..I guess we’ll see how it goes….

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