Anyone growing Satsumas?

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Anyone growing Satsumas?

Post: #290224 D-Grower
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:21 am

Been looking to get Satsuma growing on my new homestead. Hear that it does grow true from seed. Does anyone have any experience with actually growing one out to get good fruit? If so please share!

Many things to trade etc if I can find one within the States.

Thanks! DG

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Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

Post: #290225 Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 am

Yes, I grew a satsuma from seed a few years ago, just for fun.
It grew fairly fast and took about 5 years to start fruiting, although it flowered sporadically before that. However it was grown in my greenhouse as it wouldn't have survived outside here, so ought to be more at home where you live.
I don't know what a grafted satsuma tree is like but mine had some very vicious thorns, which made picking the fruit "interesting".
Tony

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Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

Post: #290228 diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:33 pm

I wonder if you could use the satsuma trees from seed as a rootstock and graft other citrus onto it, you could look for scions from other people that way for thornless fruit maybe

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Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

Post: #290229 D-Grower
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Thanks Odsox! I assume good or at least acceptable taste quality? Cool to have another confirmed account of a citrus good from seed. Others have told me Satsuma grows good fruit from seed too assuming that's your experience too.

Yes Digger I'd figure grafting an older mature Satsuma scion onto a good rootstock might avoid their seedling and young tree thorns. Think I've heard with age they won't produce as many thorns as the first few years. Not sure though myself.

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