Lemon Trees
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re grafting

Zone Johannesburg South Africa | johneab added on January 3, 2012 | Answered

I recently downloaded articles on grafting citrus trees. My daughter has a miniature Naartjie (tangerine?) and I decided to try my luck on one of my new lemon trees. In undercutting the bud, I found that in every case there was a thorn above the bud, so I took the thorn as well but cut it off. Then according to the article, I grafted it using the inverted T method into the lemon approximately 12 cm from the soil level. Did I do the right thing? I want to have a go at grafting a lime bud onto another lemon tree. I have grown lots from pips.

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Heather
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Answered on January 7, 2012

Yes, this should be fine. As there is an open wound though from the removed thorn, I would treat the area with a fungicide, to help prevent rot.

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