Is rooting a softwood cutting an effective way to propagate a Mexican
lime tree? In other words, will it fruit true to the parent, and if so,
how long will it take?
Mexican (="Key") lime cuttings are fairly easy to root. Assuming the cuttings
came from bearing branches, the new plants may make a few fruit in the first
year, and be in heavy production within 3-4 years.
Malcolm M. Manners, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of
Citrus and Environmental Horticulture
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
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