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Spmkoda starts with ...
Good morning. Just bought a property in Ningi, QLD that has already established fruit trees. Does anyone know what this one is? It has large spikes on it.
Thanks
Stevie
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NINGI,4511,QLD
6th October 2017 12:03pm
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SproutMeKate1 says...
hi Stevie,

that's a citrus tree, and when I see spikes as large as those - I tend to think seedling-grown or rootstock has grown on after the death of the grafted scion. it's definitely worth nurturing - because it could be a nice bush lemon.

Kate
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WITHCOTT,4352,QLD
7th October 2017 11:32pm
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Spmkoda says...
Thanks heaps. Should I be pruning this back or leaving it alone?
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8th October 2017 1:43pm
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SproutMeKate1 says...
you'll need to do some initial pruning - particularly the dead bits, sickly bits and any crossing branches. from there you'd move on to pruning for size and shape - but it's probably a bit late in the season to be doing major pruning. do a google search on pruning citrus, as there are a lot of excellent videos available on caring for fruit trees.

Kate
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allybanana says...
Hi Spmkoda

I am sorry that rootstock is trifoliata evidenced by the three lobed leaves. Unfortunately the fruit taste terrible, unlike Bush lemon which has a single leaf lobe.

My brother recently bought an old farm and it had a lot of feral rootstock. With some trees he managed to cut off the rootstock shoots and leave the fruit tree. To find the fruit tree, look for a different growth habit, single lobed citrus leaves or leafless stems with much smaller spines.
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