T-Bud grafted 8-28-2020 2 Fukushu kumquat trees on to Flying Dragon.
This tree started growing last days of October. below close up some of the new growth.
Below is the other Fukushu kumquat on Flying dragon. It started growing end of September.
Lookin' good Steve! I guess you'll keep them bushy?
Thanks Dave. I don't seem to have a choice. They seem to do what they want and if I prune differently they get sick.
Kumquat :From seed to fruit in one year?
Flying dragon trifoliate seeds
How small can you realistically keep container citrus?
Fukushu bud on Flying Dragon
I did some quick measurements of the last 4 weeks of growth and found 61 inches of linear growth on the tree in the black bucket painted white and 35 inches on the yellow bucket tree.
Steve, I collect rain water and the white foam bucket of rain water felt cool while the black plastic bucket of rain water felt like bath water. It was a startling difference.
Dave I have painted my black buckets white several weeks ago so they would not heat up as the sun rides lower in the sky with more light hitting the sides of the buckets.
New grafts of Fukushu on FD
Do these 2 buds of Fukushu look like viable successes.
It's that rich clay soil you use that makes them so bushy and branchy!!!
bklyn I do plant peaches and apples in pure topsoiless clay areas of my yard. They have done very well. My apples are on mm11 rootstock. The apples are also almost heat and drought proof. All 4 of my Poncirus trifoliata are in pure hardpan clay. They are deep green. The PT trees are on the north side of my 3 story house and shaded from the east by a 2 foot pear tree. The tree in the video was planted in heavy clay loom yard dirt 50% and home made compost 50%, not pure clay. All my trees are on Seville sour, Flying dragon, Poncirus Trifoliata on Seville sour, US897, or own roots. Those rootstock do very well in hard wet clay soils. I will try a bunch of seeds this fall in clay soil and see what it does. I do have 1 NZL grafted to an NZL seedling.
Same heavy clay loom with home made compost 50% 50% mixture for the second grafted Fukushu on Flying dragon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfGhO5NZMlI