Oct 18, 2009, 7:54 PM
Post #6 of 7
Citrus fruit can only be grown from seed if the seeds come from a tree also grown from seed.... even heirloom varieties may be grafted on to root stock, which is usually Sour Orange. NOT what you want to squeeze over anything you intend to eat! Cuttings, however, are easy to root and will bear in maybe three years. When I moved to Nayarit, I smuggled cuttings of my Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and Meyer lemon. The grapefruit have born fruit for several years, and this year the Meyer lemon, which came later, is going to have a dozen fruit. I hope you do find a lemon, I would love to bring one back with me after next summer in Chapala. Please post when you find one.