Citrus Propagation

Citrus Propagation

J. G. Williamson
L. K. Jackson
UF | IFAS Extention
University of Florida

Home fruit growers often want to propagate their own citrus trees, or change varieties by top-working an existing tree with one or more varieties of citrus. As with many gardening activities, considerable satisfaction may be gained from growing your own citrus trees. Furthermore, several excellent citrus cultivars (cultivated varieties) are difficult, if not impossible, to buy locally and are most easily obtained by propagating your own. Moreover, dooryard citrus trees from local retail outlets are sometimes mislabelled as to cultivar and/or rootstock. With patience and a little practice, home fruit growers can master the art of growing their own trees.

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