OBSERVATIONS ON THE COMPATIBILITY, GROWTH, AND CROPPING OF CALAMONDIN, 'MEIWA' AND 'NAGAMI' KUMQUAT ON SEVERAL ROOTSTOCKS

FERGUSON, J. J.

Abstract


Calamondin, 'Meiwa' and 'Nagami' kumquat trees were grown for five years on several rootstocks in an unreplicated demonstration trial. Calamondin trees on all rootstocks except for Carrizo citrange and Swingle citrumelo grew well and had heavy yields. 'Meiwa' trees on Carrizo citrange, Swingle citrumelo, ridge pineapple and sour orange died but trees on other rootstocks generally grew and yielded well. 'Nagami' trees on all rootstocks also grew and yielded well with some limb breakage because of heavy crops. Further confirmation of these preliminary observations in replicated field trials could provide growth and yield information for calamondins and kumquats on a range of rootstocks for homeowner and speciality markets.

Keywords


ornamental citrus

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