Propagating limes from softwood cuttings

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Propagating limes from softwood cuttings

Post by Rob Spence » Thu, 16 Apr 1998 04:00:00



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?

Thanks,

Rob Spencer

 
 
 

Propagating limes from softwood cuttings

Post by MMMavoca » Sat, 18 Apr 1998 04:00:00


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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