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Yuzu, grafted vs seedling fruit quality

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by herbs&flowers, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. herbs&flowers

    herbs&flowers Apprentice Gardener

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    I've bought a Yuzu seedling off Amazon & have only read up on it afterwards. It seems that it'll take it 5-7 years to fruit as opposed to 2-3 years from a grafted plant, £16 vs £60. But I'm also told that the fruits won't be much good.

    Is this the case? I'm only after responses from people with personal experience in growing Yuzu & not guesses or comparable experience with other citrus.

    Thanks!
     

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    @herbs&flowers
    Sadly I don't meet your requirements, but from experience with numerous things over the years including a variety of fruits. A named variety is almost always better than a random seedling as you don't know what you will get or when you will get it. Grafting a named variety onto a well characterised rootstock be it wisteria, lilac or apple gives better results generally quicker than a seedling.
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Must admit I had to google to work out what a Yuzu is.:biggrin:

      OK so it seems like it is some kind of citrus, possibly a species? rather than a variety??:scratch:
      But then I read it might possibly be a hybrid.

      Anyway, I tend to think a seedling is unlikely to come up with the goods regarding fruit in the near future, and when it does it could be more like either parent.

      I've got some 10yrs+ seed grown orange bushes and I'm still waiting to see a flower.;)

      Edit, sorry just re read the last bit, so I wasted my time and yours.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
      Think I'd be a bit unhappy if I bought a plant and it arrived with a cut down drink bottle on the top of it.:biggrin:
       
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      • miraflores

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        Actually, it seems to me that the package protects the plant very well and preserves the humidity.
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I agree, but it suggests it is from an individual that has planted some seeds rather than a commercial seller.
        If a friend sent me a plant like that I would be very happy.

        If I paid money for a plant and it tuned up in that manner I'd be slightly suspicious.:smile:

        But then again, nothing ventured, nothing gained.:)
         
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