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clone from seed or cutting ?

Posted by stemn (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 17, 11 at 12:12

A seed or a cutting make a clone nearest to parent plant?
I am interested to get a clone from a beautiful bitter orange tree which is near by. I wonder which is the best way and if there is a small change to have any success! :)

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RE: clone from seed or cutting ?

Cutting for a clone i.e. genetically identical. Seed is the result of sexual reproduction and therefore will have genetic material from both parents.

RE: clone from seed or cutting ?

ok thank you

RE: clone from seed or cutting ?

Since you mention it is citrus you are working with, I doubt you will be able to start a cutting. Most citrus WILL come true from seed, but if you are dubious, you can graft or bud your trees onto a citrus rootstock. The other method is a type of layering called "dropping" or "stooling" not easily done with a mature tree. Al

RE: clone from seed or cutting ?

For the moment I made a try with seeds. I have tried with a cutting past year with no success. I 'll keep trying with both methods and see if any result will come :-)

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