Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?

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  1. Stephanie Saxby

    Stephanie Saxby Member

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    Our next door neighbours have an amazing manderine tree.
    The fruit is very sweet, and I would like to grow a tree for our family.

    My question is can I plant the seeds out of the manderine fruit, and grow a tree. Will the fruit tast the same?

    Thank you.
     
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    Megami Active Member 10 Years of Activity

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    drichard12 Active Member 10 Years of Activity

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    Stephanie Saxby..You could ask your neighbour if you could air layer one of branchs, it wont hurt the tree

    also if you had some root stock you could also t-bud. either way is very easy
     
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    Millet Well-Known Member 10 Years of Activity

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    Yes, you can plant a seed from your neighbors mandarin tree. It will take approximately 18-21 days for germination. Keeping the germinating medium at 90F will help to speed up the process. Almost all sweet oranges, true grapefruit, lemons, limes, pure mandarins (other than King & Clementine) most tangelos, hybrid tangerines & tangors (except Temple) willl come true from seed. So if your neighbors mandarin tree is not a King or Clementine mandarin then the seeds will produce a tree that will be the same as your neighbors. Note that it will take 7-9 years before the seedling will start to produce fruit. Grow the seedling in a fast draining soil, and water only when the top inch or two becomes dry. - Millet
     

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