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Many Leaves vs Large Leaves

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Gradmaster Yoda starts with ...
Okay, so I am growing three mandarin trees from seed all from the same piece of fruit. What would you consider the healthier plant, the one with the most leaves(smaller leaves), or the one with the largest leaves (less leaves). Does it have to do with the root system? Pot size (the one with the largest leaves has the largest pot vs the one with the most leaves has the smallest pot)? Thank you.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
If the seedlings appear quite different, then they are either cross pollinated, or monoembryonic, which means variable seedlings. Many Citrus types are polyembryonic, meaning they produce identical seedlings or clones. If you tried to grow a SEEDLESS mandarin variety from seed, they are probably going to be variable. That may mean leaf shape, fruit characters, vigour, disease resistance etc. For three seedlings, I would keep all.
ps I assume they are otherwise healthy looking ?
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Gradmaster Yoda says...
There has been issues, one got badly damaged from my best guess being extreme heat from being left on my deck on a hot day. Also 2 of them had new leaf grow damage from what I assume was trauma to the sensative leaf. I would say that in terms of their potential to be healthy based on the seed that they are healthy. It doesn't help that I didn't record what mandarin variety they came from but I honestly didn't expect them to get this far I just started germinating the seeds cause I was bored.
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12th December 2018 9:26pm
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Gradmaster Yoda says...
Here are the two I'm talking about anyway. You might notice the little dark spot on the bigger ones leaf, that part stopped growing but it looks like it is going to ignore it and grow the next leaf so I assume it was some kind of damage to that particular leaf and not a bigger problem.
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12th December 2018 9:35pm
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Gradmaster Yoda says...
Also by the way while I am very happy to get feedback or advice I am growing these for fun mostly I just think they will look nice and maybe smell nice I'm not doing it for fruit but I probably will grow a tree for fruit some time.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
From the pics, they appear slightly different, but clearly from the same type.
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