5 Review (s)

  1. A. Efimov Primorsky Territory

    Flowers are crumbling on my lemons - either I don't see ovaries with everything, or they are there, but only 2-3. What can be done? And the second question. I cut the cuttings from my orange and put them in the melted snow water, I thought it would help rooting. But it didn't happen at all. Tell me how best to pep an orange?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Some (parthenocarpic) lemon varieties develop ovaries without additional pollination, but your lemon probably needs it. And the main reason that pollination is unsatisfactory is the dry air in the room. In order for the life of the plant to take place in favorable conditions, it must be sprayed with ordinary water from a spray bottle several times a day.
      When trying to root an orange stalk, it is very important to cut it correctly. A stalk with a heel is preferable - this is a semi-lignified shoot with 3-5 leaves, cut so that a small part of the stem is its base. Then we proceed as with ordinary green cuttings: immerse the lower part of the cuttings in a solution (or simply dip in powder) of a root formation stimulator and immediately plant them in fertile soil. Cover the plant with a light-transmitting cap (glass jar, plastic bag, plastic bottle without a bottom). Its function is to provide high humidity. In the early days, periodic spraying with plain water (from a spray bottle) may be required. First, we put the pot with cuttings in partial shade for 1-1, 5 weeks and only then gradually accustom it to the sun. Root formation may take 3-5 weeks.

      However, it is easier to get an orange tree in another way: grow a rootstock from a stone and then bud it or graft it with a cuttings from a cultivated plant.

      N. REDKO, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

  2. Inessa SAGAIDAK

    I dreamed about a lemon tree for a long time and still decided to grow it myself. Of course, there is no shortage in this citrus, but I really wanted to enjoy our own fruits.
    Seed planted in a moistened substrate of turfy ground, sand and humus (2: 1: 1), sprouted after 3 weeks. I chose a place for the plant on the windowsill with diffused sunlight. In the spring I took it to fresh air, accustoming to the street gradually.
    During active growth, it was watered abundantly 2 times a week in the morning with boiled chilled water. Late in the evening, she bathed in a warm shower, which helps to avoid the appearance of a spider mite in dry air. I fed it from April to September 2-3 times a month with fertilizer for citrus fruits. The plant wintered at a temperature of + 10-14 degrees, under an ultraviolet lamp, the daylight should be about 11 hours.

    And all would be nothing, but the tree, despite the fact that it developed well, did not even think to delight with flowers and fruits. learned that lemon seedlings begin to bear fruit at the age of 10-15 years. You can reduce this period by vaccinating. And since I consider this procedure difficult for myself, I gave the plant to a familiar grower - he will certainly be able to admire not only the foliage of lemon, but also to inhale the aroma of flowers and fruits.

  3. Margaret

    I would like to know from experts about the variegated lemon Eureka and the hybrid Lilo. Which of them should be preferred for growing in the house? Do plants require special conditions?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Variegated lemon Eureka is a rare variegated variety of lemon. It blooms several times a year. Fruits at the beginning of ripening have a striped color, ripened acquire a characteristic lemon. The pulp is juicy, pink in color, tastes sweet, there is little acid. To get the crop, pay attention to top dressing: apply fertilizer from March to December once every 2 weeks. Start with nitrogen (mullein infusion or urea) and alternate them with mineral ones (ash or humate or other mineral mixtures). Feeding with nitrogen and mineral fertilizers at the same time is not worth it.
      Lemon Lipo (Imperial) is a hybrid of lemon and grapefruit. Delicious, with a slight acidity and an aftertaste of grapefruit. A piece of fruit added to tea makes the drink aromatic, refreshing and enjoyable. From personal observations I can say: the plant is sparing in growth, especially if it bears fruit - 1-2 growth waves per year: abundant and often blooms; repeated flowering and fruit setting provoke a massive discharge of the ovary from the previous flowering, regardless of the size of the fruit; this unpretentious plant will require a large pot as it grows.
      Neither one nor the other citrus is needed special conditions. They are grown like a regular lemon, providing maximum light, a cool winter, avoiding the bay and overdrying, form a pruned crown. And which of the lemons to choose - you decide.
      Vasily ZUEV, ecologist, collector of exotic plants, Sevastopol.


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