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Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

Posted by Peat23 6a (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 12, 12 at 21:13

I had already attempted to grow Poncirus Trifoliata from seed, hoping to use it as a stock plant, sowing at a depth of 1 inch, but after a while, I dug the seed up and it had rotted! What did I do wrong, and may I have a proper sowing procedure if possible?


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

  • Posted by citrange South UK, z%3D8a%3F (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 7:53

First of all, where did you get the seed from? Like citrus, Poncirus seed needs to be fresh from the fruit or stored correctly in cool conditions around 35-40F. Dry seed at room temperature rapidly loses viability.
Seed germinates in about two weeks if kept around 70-80F. Cooler takes longer and there is then a danger of rot setting in.

Here is a link that might be useful: Poncirus info


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

I got them off a seller on ebay.


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

I have found the following process works every time for me
store seed at 40F for at least 30 days... then LIGHTLY cover the seed soil temp for germination 60-75F & takes 21-28 days to germinate
REAMBER a another name for this is "Hardy Orange" not tropical orange


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

I sealed my remaining seeds in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator. Hopefully that will keep them from going bad.


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

  • Posted by citrange South UK, z%3D8a%3F (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 16, 12 at 3:51

Depends whether the seeds you bought were fresh from this years fruits, or stored from last year.
When did you sow them, and at what temperature?


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

I sowed them on 9/18 and the temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius.


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RE: Growing Poncirus Trifoliata from seed

I pealed the skin coating off 4 seeds and planted them in a rigid lunch meat container with its lid on to hold in moisture, in a sand compost mix. They came up in 8 days. They are real sensitive to stem rot at the soil surface. I separated them to there own pots an watered them from underneath in a bucket of tap water (chlorinated) so the soil surface and stem never get wet. These plants NEED iron zinc and manganese. these are my 4 P.T's after 7 months. good luck


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