PERFORMANCE OF 'FALLGLO' CITRUS HYBRID ON TEN ROOTSTOCKS IN LAKE COUNTY

BOWMAN, KIM D.

Abstract


A replicated rootstock field trial for 'Fallglo' (hybrid of Citrus reticulata Blanco) was established in 1992 at the Whitmore Foundation Farm in Lake County to compare performance on ten rootstocks, including Carrizo citrange, Swingle citrumelo, Cleopatra, Sun Chu Sha, and six new USDA hybrids. Yield, fruit quality, tree size, and tree health information were collected for 1995-98 from the trial and differences between performance on the different rootstocks were documented. Three new USDA hybrid rootstocks appeared to be equal or superior to the standard rootstock cultivars in productivity and fruit quality when used with 'Fallglo' scion in this location. One hybrid of 'Sunki' (C. reticulata) × Flying Dragon trifoliate (Poncirus trifoliata [L.] Raf.), identified as HRS 942, and a hybrid of 'Sunki' (Benecke trifoliate (HRS 812) appeared to be especially good candidates for additional field testing.

Keywords


tree growth; fruit production; fruit quality; citrus reticulata

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283